Early Text Cultures

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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.

Our events typically take place in a hybrid setup, enabling in-person participation in Oxford as well as online dialogue with scholars working around the world. If you would like to join our mailing list, please contact earlytextcultures.ox@gmail.com.

Have a look at the full programme of our new research seminar on Gender Identities in early and premodern cultures!