As of Fall 2017, the Early Modern Workshop and the Western Mediterranean Workshop have merged into the Early Modern and Mediterranean Worlds (1200-1800) Workshop. Please see the new website for all future workshop information: https://voices.uchicago.edu/emmw/
We are pleased to present you with the schedule for the Early Modern Workshop for the Spring quarter. It is quite a full schedule, and we hope you can make it to many of the events! All meetings are held on from 5:00-6:30 in Pick 319 unless otherwise noted. Pizza, wine, cheese, and crackers will be served.
Monday, March 27th
Amy Coombs (PhD Student, History)
“Pre-Carbon Agriculture for a Post-Carbon Future: Considering the Mustards as a Form of Early Modern Agricultural Improvement in England”
Discussant: Carl Shook
Friday, March 31st, 12:00-1:30, CWAC 152 (Note the change in day, time, and place!)
Professor Elisabeth Crouzet-Pavan (Paris-Sorbonne University, History)
“Une cité au travail sur elle-même: constructions et déconstructions du mythe vénitien.” (Note: the paper is in French but an English summary will also be circulated and the workshop itself will be conducted in English. Both the paper and the summary are available at this link under the password “Venise.”)
This meeting is co-sponsored with the Medieval Studies Workshop.
Monday, April 3rd
Professor Brian Maxson (East Tennessee State University, History)
“The Late Medieval Audience of Renaissance Humanism: Two Case Studies”
Discussant: John-Paul Heil
This meeting is co-sponsored with the Renaissance Workshop.
Monday, April 10th
Jane Mikkelson (PhD Student, SALC/NELC)
“At Time’s Horizon: Two Early Modern Poems of Haste and Delay”
Discussant: Brendan Small
Monday, April 24th
Professor Brian Sandberg (Northern Illinois University)
“‘Our Interests Only Entail the Service of God’: Political Theory and Religious Violence during the French Wars of Religion”
Discussant: Oliver Cussen
Monday, May 22nd
Professor Hakan Karateke (NELC)
“Jews in the Ottoman Empire: A Critical Approach to Historiography”
Discussant: Mohamad Ballan
We hope to see you there!
We are pleased to present you with the schedule for the Early Modern Workshop for the Winter quarter. All meetings are held on from 5:00-6:30 in Pick 319 unless otherwise noted. Pizza, wine, cheese, and crackers will be served.
Monday, January 30th
Kyle Gardner (PhD Student, History)
“The Space Between: Trade, Cosmology, and Modes of Seeing in Independent Ladakh”
Discussant: Gerry Siarny
Monday, February 13th
Theo Beers (PhD Student, NELC)
“A Comprehensive Introduction to Taẕkirah-i Tuḥfah-i Sāmī (comp. ca. 957/1550)”
Discussant: Shaahin Pishbin
Monday, February 27th
Benny Bar-Lavi (PhD Student, History)
“Joseph López’s ‘El Mantenedor’: Heresy, Enlightenment, and Interreligious Appropriation in eighteenth-century Sephardi Amsterdam”
Discussant: Colin Rydell
This meeting is co-sponsored with the Jewish Studies Workshop.
Monday, March 13th
Ryan Burns (PhD Student, History, Northwestern)
“The Kirk’s Catholic Ban: Immigration and Religion in Early Modern Scotland”
Discussant: Lisa Scott