A CELL call for papers: RSA Chicago 2017

 Portrait of a Young Artist, c. 1500, Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection 1947.77, The Art Institute of Chicago

CELL invites proposals for papers to be given at the 2017 annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), to be held in Chicago, Illinois, 30 March—1 April 2017.

A memorial for Professor Lisa Jardine

Lisa Jardine memorial

A memorial was held for our wonderful founding director, Professor Lisa Jardine, on Tuesday 19th January 2016.

The evening was a commemoration of Lisa’s academic achievements, and was arranged jointly by the University of London, University College London and Queen Mary University of London. Eight speakers shared their memories of Lisa as her career progressed, from Cambridge and the Netherlands, through to her time at QMUL and subsequently at UCL.

CELL is recruiting!

annotations in a book

We’re looking for a postgrad Research Assistant to work with us on our two exciting projects, the Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe and Building a Library Without Walls: the Early Years of the Bodleian Library.

Professor Lisa Jardine CBE FRS, 1944–2015

Professor Lisa Jardine

We here at CELL are heartbroken by the recent death of our founding director, beloved friend, and constant inspiration Professor Lisa Jardine. Lisa was the very image of the perfect scholar and it is hard to imagine the office we all share without her.

CELL's MA is now open for applications

reading a manuscript in an archive

CELL is delighted to announce that our MA in Editing Lives and Letters is now open for applications. The programme uniquely combines the technical skills of archival research and the most up-to-date strategies and techniques for online data organisation and presentation.

Temptation in the Archives - Adventures in Open Access Publishing

Temptation in the Archives cover

CELL is happy to announce the publication of Lisa Jardine’s latest book, Temptation in the Archives. We’re especially excited that Temptation in the Archives is one of the launch titles for UCL Press, the open access publishing arm of our academic home, UCL.

A CELL call for papers: RSA Boston 2016

CELL invites proposals for papers to be given at the 2016 annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, 31 March—2 April 2016.

Courtly Rivals

Courtly Rivals book cover

CELL is excited to report our friend and associate, Dr Nadine Akkerman, has a new book out, ‘Courtly Rivals’, to accompany the exhibition on Elizabeth Stuart and Amalia von Solms at the Historical Museum of The Hague.

Congratulations to our students!

James Everest & Lisa Jardine

We are delighted to share two bits of news regarding two of our current PhD students, James Everest and Brooke Palmieri.

Failure in the Archives was a success!


Well done to everyone involved in the Failure in the Archives conference on Thursday 30th October - a hugely successful event.