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Date

Thursday 04th May, 2017

Time

4:00pm–7:00pm

Admission

public

Cost

free

Booking

required

Series

Database Launch

Venue

The Lecture Hall, Dr Williams's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AR


Title

GEMMS: The Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons

Database Launch

GEMMS attempts to make manuscript sermons more accessible for a wide variety of researchers, to encourage research on manuscript sermons and to provide a forum for the development of an online community of sermon scholars.

GEMMS is based at the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. The GEMMS website will be hosted by Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. For more on our project, see our introductory post.


Presenter

Professor Jeanne Shami, Regina

Professor Jeanne Shami

Dr Jeanne Shami is a Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Regina. She has had an interest in John Donne, in particular, and early modern sermons more generally for more than 35 years. This work with GEMMS connects her love of archival research with sermon scholarship.  She has an article on "The Sermon" forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Literature and Religion.  She also is a Contributing Editor to the OUP edition of the prose letters of John Donne, and Executive Editor of the Verse Letters volume of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne (Indiana University Press).


Presenter

Dr Anne James, Regina

Dr Anne James

Principal Investigators

Dr Anne James is a Lecturer in English at the University of Regina.  Her researches focuses on areas of early modern sermons, particularly on political occasions, and the work of John Donne.  She is the author of Poets, Players, and Preachers: Remembering the Gunpowder Plot in Seventeenth-Century England (University of Toronto Press, 2016).

Additional Information

If you would like to book a place at this database launch please write to Lisa Cheetham at: lisa.cheetham@dwl.ac.uk