One of the pleasures of working at Lancaster has been putting together a new MA module on the early modern world. It is a small group of students who are very interested and engaged. After discussing what makes the early modern early modern (rather than medieval or modern) during our first session, our second seminar was on print culture. We talked about print, orality, reading aloud, audiences, news, transmission of information, networks… It was a really enjoyable session.

Other topics still to come include religion, patriarchy, trade, colonisation… And I’m looking forward to them.