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Welcome to brand new JNR

Welcome to the new website of JNR. We hope you like it here.

Since the inception of our journal in 2009 we have kindly been hosted by the University of Stirling, but it was time for us to move on, and to refresh our presence on the internet. What you see now is a completely new website which is powered 100% from renewable energy, at Hostpapa.

We are very pleased with our new website, not least because it was lovingly crafted by ourselves. That is, coded and designed by a group of academics with little prior knowledge of building a WordPress theme from scratch. For those of you that might be contemplating your own Open Access e-journal, we would gladly speak to you about the joys and dismal depths of taking matters of web design and hosting entirely into your own hands.

Whether you are a reader, a JNR author or a book reviewer, or are perhaps only casually passing by, please let us know what you think of the new website by dropping us a comment below or emailing us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sebastiaan, Patrick, Elizabeth, and Catriona.

Reviews welcome


Welcome to the Journal of the Northern RenaissanceJNR is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to the study of the full variety of early modern Northern European cultural practices. We place a special emphasis upon questioning the derivation of our inherited paradigms and upon exploring alternative conceptualisations, geographies and periodisations of the Renaissance.

Recent issues
11. Imagineering Violence (2020)
___Guest-edited by Cornelis van der Haven and Karel Vanhaesebrouck: read their editorial here.
12. Communities and Margins in Early Modern Scotland (2021)
___Guest-edited by Laura Doak and Rebecca Mason: read their editorial here.

Latest book reviews
☞  Giovanna Guidicini, Triumphal Entries and Festivals in Early Modern Scotland (Brepols, 2020) ~ reviewed by Michael Bath
☞  A. McRae and P. Schwyzer (eds), Poly-Olbion: New Perspectives (Boydell & Brewer, 2020) ~ reviewed by Sukanya Dasgupta
☞  Baird Tipson, Inward Baptism: The Theological Origins of Evangelicalism (OUP, 2020) ~ reviewed by Ryan Shelton

Highlights from the JNR archive
☞    ‘A unique instance of art’: The Proliferating Surfaces of Early Modern Paper ~ Helen Smith
☞    Remembering Aemilia Lanyer ~ Kate Chedgzoy
☞    The Idea of North ~ Andrew Hadfield

Open Access
A member of the Radical Open Access Collective, JNR is committed to providing genuinely open access scholarship while upholding rigorous academic standards. This means that while all articles in JNR are double-blind peer-reviewed (see Information), authors do not pay to publish with us, and readers do not pay to read or download articles or reviews (no hidden fees, no ‘Gold Standard’ one-off payments). Everything we publish is free to access immediately from the date of publication, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivs 3.0 Unported License.

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