About Us

The Early Modern Workshop focuses on every aspect of the early modern experience, circa 1400 – 1800.   While the workshop’s approach is historical, we actively encourage participants who work on any aspect of the areas and the period covered.  Topics presented frequently include matters of religion, political institutions and law, political theory, science, economics, literature, and the republic of letters.  There are more connections among these widely-strewn contexts than meet the eye, so if you are interested in one, you may find exposure to another surprising and rewarding.  Most sessions discuss pre-circulated papers presented by graduate students, faculty or invited visitors.  Papers can be obtained before the Workshop from workshop coordinators Tali Winkler (taliwinkler@uchicago.edu) or Carlos Grenier (cgrenier@uchicago.edu), but interested people can just attend as well.  Meeting Time:  Alternate Mondays  5:00-6:30 PM. Location: Pick Hall #319

We are always seeking faculty and student papers for the Early Modern Workshop. If you are interested in presenting a paper, dissertation chapter, journal article or other scholarly work in progress at the Early Modern Workshop, please contact workshop coordinators Tali Winkler (taliwinkler@uchicago.edu) or Carlos Grenier (cgrenier@uchicago.edu) with the title of your paper and a brief summary. Please include details on your availability in the autumn, winter and spring quarters. Though the Workshop is primarily composed of historians, we gladly welcome presenters from outside of the History Department. As a rule, the format of the Workshop is for the presenter to pre-circulate his or her paper one week in advance of the session date, during which time typically participants read the paper. Participation is open to the public. At the workshop session itself participants ask questions of the author and offer constructive feedback on the paper.

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