BMS 50

Saturday 18 October 2014

Venue: In the Birmingham and Midland Institute. There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm


Edward Jones (Oklahoma State University), ‘The Elusive Potential of Gregorio Leti’s Collection of Milton’s State Papers’;

Tess Somervell (Cambridge), ‘The Nunc Stans and Reading Paradise Lost’.


Shigeo Suzuki (Nagoya University), ‘A Whisper of Grotius: The Rule of Charity in Milton’s Divorce Tracts’;

Roundtable panel on the past, present and future of Milton studies – Gordon Campbell (Leicester), Edward Jones (Oklahoma SU), Sarah Knight (Leicester), Rachel Willie (Bangor).

The Birmingham and Midland Institute (BMI) was founded by Act of Parliament in 1854, for ‘the Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all Classes of Persons resident in Birmingham and the Midland Counties,’ and continues to pursue these aims. The BMI is located in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre, just a few minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street railway stations:

Birmingham and Midland Institute

Margaret Street

Birmingham B3 3BS

Please follow this link for a map of the BMI’s location, and for further information about the BMI and its Library:

For further information about the British Milton Seminar, please contact either:

Professor Thomas N. Corns (, or Dr Hugh Adlington (

Thomas N. Corns and Hugh Adlington (Co-convenors)