The Stirling Maxwell Centre's seminar series begun in the 1980s as a regular opportunity for knowledge exchange of the Glasgow Emblem Group. In time we changed our name to Stirling Maxwell Centre Seminar Series to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of our work.

The seminar series is a learned group of regular public seminars and workshops. We host speakers and world renowned experts on subjects pertinent to the Centre’s remit, from the Medieval period to the twenty-first century. Subjects range from emblems, comics, cinema, cartoons, History of the Book, History of Art, Philology, Cultural History, History of Architecture, Shakespearean theatre, Early Modern Festivals, 3D architectural reconstruction, and many more. Our programme of events and activities reflects our research culture and our international reach.

Our seminars and workshops are open to scholars, students, and (unless specified) to general public alike. Attendance is free to all, though attendees from the general public should inform the venue (usually the Main Library Admissions desk) or the Deputy Director of the Centre of their intention of attending the seminar in question.

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