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Classes & Workshops

Throughout the year, we hold regular seminar groups and salons. These have included a reading group focusing on Swedenborg’s Arcana Caelestia, a discussion group around Henry Corbin’s Swedenborg and Esoteric Islam and a summer seminar series by Dr David Lister on ‘The Cartography of the Brain’.

Neo Latin Classes with Dr Lucy Nicholas

In spring 2020, the Society will hold a ten-week introductory course of neo-Latin run by Dr Lucy Nicholas of Kings College, London. The classes are open to all but particularly useful for anyone wishing to read Swedenborg in the original Latin, or anyone with an interest in early modern history. More details are forthcoming; check our upcoming events section to learn more!

Dr Lucy Rachel Nicholas has a BA and MA in Classics at Cambridge University and PhD in Classics and Early Modern History from King’s College London. She specialises in Neo-Latin, Classical Latin literature and Reformation History. Her publications include: ‘Sin and Salvation in Roger Ascham’s Apologia pro Caena Dominica’ in Jonathan Willis ed., Sin and Salvation in Reformation England (Ashgate, 2015); Themes of Polemical Theology Across Early Modern Literary Genres (co-edited) (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016); and Roger Ascham’sA Defence of the Lord’s Supper’: Latin Text and English Translation (Brill: 2017). Forthcoming titles include: Roger Ascham and his Sixteenth-Century World(co-edited) (Brill: forthcoming), and two (co-edited) Neo-Latin Anthologies (on Britain and Europe) (Bloomsbury: forthcoming).

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