MemberYan Brailowsky

Senior Lecturer in early modern British history and literature in the University of Paris Nanterre in France, Editor of ANGLES, a refereed journal published by the SAES, and former Secretary of the French Shakespeare Society. Areas of Research/Interest:

  • Interpretation of violence in Shakespeare’s England (poetics, history, religion and politics);
  • Links between gender/genre and performance in drama (from the early modern era to the 21st c.);
  • Material and cultural history of early modern Britain;
  • Divination and prophecy (from Antiquity to the 17th c.) (hermeneutics, plurilinguism);
  • Religious quarrels in the Renaissance;
  • Language (with particular emphasis on rhetoric), translation and politics.

I am currently working on the relationship between female kingship and violence in early modern drama. Editorial responsibilities

MemberCandace Bailey

Candace Bailey is Professor of Musicology at North Carolina Central University. In 2019-20, she is a Fellow at the National Humanities Center as well as the Keller Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society. She has served on and chaired several committees of the Society for American Music, the North American British Music Studies Association, the American Musicological Society, and the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, in addition to serving as president and vice-president of NABMSA, and secretary of SSCM. She currently is on the editorial board for Studies in British Musical Cultures (University of Clemson Press). Professor Bailey investigates music in women’s culture of the 19th-century US (particularly the South), and keyboard music in 17th-century Britain. Her books include Seventeenth-Century British Keyboard SourcesMusic and the Southern Belle: From Accomplished Lady to Confederate ComposerCharleston Belles Abroad: The Music Collections of Harriet Lowndes, Henrietta Aiken, and Louisa Rebecca McCord, and Women, Music, and the Performance of Gentility in the Mid-Nineteenth Century South (forthcoming). She was a contributing editor for Beyond Boundaries: Music Circulation in Early Modern Britain, and has edited two volumes of 17th-century keyboard music. Her articles appear in Music & LettersJournal of the Society for American Music, and elsewhere. Professor Bailey’s current projects include a study of women, race, and music in the antebellum South; women preserving culture through music during the Civil War; and a relational database of binder’s volumes (bound volumes of sheet music), for which she has begun a blog.

MemberEmily Cock

I am a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University, and a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker for 2019. I completed my PhD at the University of Adelaide, and will soon publish a related book all about noses and plastic surgery in early modern British medicine and culture.

MemberSjoerd Levelt

I studied Dutch and English Medieval Studies in Amsterdam, Berkeley and Oxford, received my PhD in Combined Historical Studies from the Warburg Institute (2010), and in 2012 was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society. I was awarded the Society for Renaissance Studies Book Prize 2012 for my book Jan van Naaldwijk’s Chronicles of Holland: Continuity and Transformation in the Historical Tradition of Holland during the Early Sixteenth Century, a study of the late medieval historical traditions of Holland and their continuations in the early modern period. Before joining Bilkent University’s Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas as Assistant Professor in 2015, I taught at the Universities of Exeter and Sussex, and was a research fellow on The Poly-Olbion Project (, where I studied John Selden’s prose commentary to Michael Drayton’s seventeenth-century chorographical poem about Britain, Poly-Olbion, in relation to Selden’s annotations in his own books, now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. My areas of interest include the medieval and early modern historiographical traditions of the Netherlands and Britain, book history, and manuscript culture in the first centuries of printing.

MemberPaige Bryenton

Hello, my name is Paige Bryenton and I am a 4th year History major with a minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Carleton University. My educational interests surround  relationships and sexuality in the medieval era. I am also interested in the Roman Empire and 18th century Britain. In my fourth year, I am trying to narrow down what I would like to study and I would like to specialize in after my undergrad. I have narrowed my scope to the medieval era, specifically relationships and sexuality. I am taking a course called Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts which I think will help build my knowledge of this field and the possible careers that could be in store for someone with a History degree. Some hobbies I have include playing board games. Some favourites include Settlers of Catan, Lords of Waterdeep, and Mysterium. I also play Dungeons & Dragons and enjoy the fantasy culture surrounding that which ties into my love of history quite well.

MemberJames M. Harland

I work on the history and archaeology of late antique and early medieval Western Europe, specifically Britain and Gaul, with a focus on processes of transformation and ethnic change. My broader interests lie in ethnic identity, transformation and continuity, and military and economic history, in addition to the philosophical and ethical implications of the study of these fields and their reception and misuse in the modern day, drawing upon continental philosophy and literary theory to explore these concerns. My doctoral thesis was a critical historiography of the study of ethnic identity through archaeological means in late and post-Roman Britain, making use of ethnic sociology and continental philosophy to examine and interrogate the epistemological foundations which underpin this subject of study. More information about my research, publications, CV and teaching can be found on my hcommons site, here.

MemberKrista Kesselring

…Books and select recent publications:

Making Murder Public: Homicide in Early Modern England. Oxford University Press,  2019.

ed., Star Chamber Reports: Harley MS 2143. List and Index Society, National Archives, Kew, 2018.

with Sara M. Butler, ed., Crossing Borders: Boundaries and Margins in Medieval and Early Modern Britain. Essays in Honour of Cynthia J. Neville. Brill, 2018.

ed., The Trial of Charles I (The Broadview Sources Series.) Broadview Press, 2016.

with Tim Stretton, ed., Married Women and the Law: Coverture in England and the Common Law World. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

The Northern Rebellion of 1569:  Faith, Politics, and Protest in Elizabethan England. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Mercy and Authority in the Tudor State. Cambridge University Press, …

Professor of Early Modern British History at Dalhousie University, with interests in legal, gender, and social histories. Blogs at

MemberJaime Goodrich

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Book Chapters

“Reconsidering the Woman Writer: The Identity Politics of Anne Cooke Bacon.”  A History of Early Modern Women Writers.  Ed. Patricia Phillippy.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  (Accepted for publication, 27 pp.)

“Common Libraries: Book Circulation and Identity in English Benedictine Convents, 1600-1700.” Women’s Bookscapes in Early Modern Britain: Ownership, Circulation, Reading.  Eds Leah Knight, Elizabeth Sauer, and Micheline White.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. (Accepted for publication, 21 pp.)

“Exiles Abroad.”  The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Literature and Religion.  Eds Andrew Hiscock and Helen Wilcox.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.  481-96.

“‘Attend to Me’:…

Jaime Goodrich is an Associate Professor of English at Wayne State University and Editor of Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts.  She has published a monograph on early modern Englishwomen’s religious translations (Faithful Translators: Authorship, Gender, and Religion in Early Modern England, Northwestern University Press, 2014).  Her work on women writers has appeared in ANQ, British Catholic History, English Literary Renaissance, Huntington Library Quarterly, Renaissance and Reformation, Sixteenth Century Journal, and several edited collections.  She is the recipient of research grants from the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the American Association of University Women, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Catholic Record Society.