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IAS Visiting Fellows 2016

We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome two IAS Visiting Fellows in the CSR this summer. Professor Carole Levin and Dr Elizabeth Goldring will participate in a variety of events from 7th July until 14th August.

CaroleLevinProfessor Levin is Willa Cather Professor of History and Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska where she specializes in early modern English women's and cultural history. She received her Ph.D. from Tufts University. Her books include, Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds: National and Transnational Identities in the Elizabethan Age, co-authored with John Watkins (Cornell University Press, 2009); Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); The Reign of Elizabeth I (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002); and The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994), which was named one of the top ten academic books of the 1990s by the readers of Lingua Franca, September, 2000. She has worked on two major exhibits, "Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend" at the Newberry Library in Chicago and "To Sleep Perchance to Dream" at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. She has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities long-term fellowships. She is the past president of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, the co-founder and president of the Queen Elizabeth I Society, and is Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Elizabeth GoldringDr Elizabeth Goldring has been a long-time Associate Fellow of the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, and we are particularly excited to have her in residence for a week over the summer. Her latest book, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the World of Elizabethan Art: Painting and Patronage at the Court of Elizabeth I (New Haven and London: Yale University Press/The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2014) has just won the 2015 Roland H. Bainton Prize for Art History. Her work is interdisciplinary, often straddling the boundaries between history, literature, and art history. Virtually all of her publications are manuscript-based and rooted in new archival discoveries. Areas of particular interest include: 16th- and 17th- century court culture; England and the Continental Renaissance; the history of patronage and collecting; the circle of Sir Philip Sidney and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester; and the reception of Elizabethan art and literature in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. She is committed to making the latest academic findings available to the widest possible audience, to which end she has served as a historical consultant to numerous arts organisations, including English Heritage and BBC television (BBC1 and BBC2), and has contributed articles to popular history publications such as BBC History Magazine. She has discussed her own research and archival findings on BBC regional radio; on BBC2; in the Prix Marulic-winning Radio 3 documentary Hark! An Acoustic Archaeology of Elizabethan England; and in interviews with The Independent and The Guardian, among other newspapers. She is currently working on a new book on the life and art of Nicholas Hilliard.

Events (click on the links to book)

Thursday 7th July: Carole Levin, Stephen Purcell and Teresa Grant. Shakespeare in Love: a screening and discussion for secondary school students.

Wednesday 13th July: Carole Levin, Elizabeth Goldring and Teresa Grant. An Early Career Symposium: Representing Sovereignty. Graduate Space, Humanities 4th Floor.

Thursday 14th July (morning): Carole Levin, Elizabeth Goldring and Teresa Grant. Roundtable discussion for Early Career Researchers: Working Interdisciplinarily. Graduate Space, Humanities 4th Floor.

Thursday 14th July (afternoon): Carole Levin. Job applications in the US Job Market: Advice and Warnings.