Early Text Cultures

Early Text Cultures (ETC) is the home of conversation among scholars working on premodern texts, from the ancient to the medieval. Based at the University of Oxford, we organise interdisciplinary seminars, conferences and workshops that act as a spur to methodological and conceptual clarity and innovation.

The project is run by graduate students and early-career researchers from Oxford and beyond, and is open to anyone interested in cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary discussion of early texts. We maintain a regularly updated list of past events, and anyone is welcome to suggest a new text type for discussion. 

We are based at Oxford, but our events currently run online, enabling dialogue with scholars working around the world. If you would like to join our mailing list, please contact earlytextcultures.ox@gmail.com.

The Michaelmas Term 2023 research seminar series is on the topic of 'Ecocritical Approaches to Early Text Cultures', for more information please see our current events.