Schedule 2009-2010

Autumn 2009

October 2, 2009
Fall Reception and Welcome
5621 S. University Ave.

5:30-7:30 PM

October 12, 2009
William Monter
Northwestern University
Female Rulers and the Eclipse of Husbands in Sixteenth-Century Europe

October 26, 2009

Paul Cheney
University of Chicago
Bordeaux / Glasgow: The Port City as Intellectual Milieu

October 30, 2009

James Simpson

Harvard University

Chapter from Burning to Read


12:00 PM, Rosenwald 405

Co-sponsored with the Renaissance Workshop and the Nicholson Center

November 9, 2009
Fredrik Albritton Jonsson
University of Chicago
Neo-Feudal Edinburgh: The Enlightenment at War 1754-1775

November 16, 2009
Abdurrahman Atcil
University of Chicago
Religious Scholars in Mehmet II’s Nascent Imperial Bureaucracy, 1451-1481

Winter 2010

January 4, 2010

Spencer Leonard

University of Chicago
Enlightenment (Anti-)Imperialism: Adam Smith, the East India Company, and the Project of Empire

January 11, 2010
Nikolay Antov

Safavids, Ottomans, and Nomads: the “Confessionalization” of the Central Islamic Lands

and the Definitive Emergence of the Ottoman Bureaucratic State

University of Chicago

January 25, 2010

Sean Dunwoody

University of Chicago

Civic Peace as a Spatial Practice: Calming Confessional Tensions in Augsburg, 1547-1600

February 8, 2010

John Padgett

University of Chicago

Open Elite? Social Mobility, Marriage and Family in Florence, 1282-1494

February 22, 2010

Lee Palmer Wandel

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fragmentation and Presence: Reformation Debates and Cultural Theory


Rosenwald 405

Co-sponsored with the Renaissance Workshop

March 8, 2010

Elisa Jones

University of Chicago

French Revolutionary Citizenship in Action: Political Rights, Civil Rights, and Émigré Property

March 15, 2010

Colin Wilder

University of Chicago

Deciding on the Exception: Privileges, Commands and the Rule of General Law in Hesse (Germany) in the Eighteenth Century

Spring 2010

March 29, 2010

Brad Gregory

University of Notre Dame

The World We Have Lost? The Deep Past and the Present, or

Another Way to Think about the Last Five Hundred Years of Western History


John Hope Franklin Room

April 12, 2010

Christopher Fletcher

University of Chicago

Holy Urgency: Gerhoh of Reichersberg’s Epistolae and the World of Theology in the Twelfth Century

April 19, 2010

Torsten Edstam

University of Chicago

From Twelfth-Century Renaissance to Fifteenth-Century Religiosity:

The Reception of Hugh of St. Victor in the Later Middle Ages

April 20, 2010

Amartya Sen

Harvard University

Adam Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment

4:30 pm, Swift Lecture Hall

April 21, 2010

Jean-Robert Armogathe

École Pratique des Hautes Études

From the Eye of the Fly to the Eye of God: Vision and Theology in Early Modern Europe

4:30 pm, Swift Commons

Co-sponsored with the Lumen Christi Institute

April 26, 2010

Nicholson Center for British Studies Lecture

Emma Rothschild

Harvard University

Title TBA


4:30 pm, Classics 110

Reception to Follow

May 7-8, 2010

Intellectual Exchange and Networks in Europe, 1500-1600: Approaches from the Humanities and Social Sciences

A Graduate Student Conference Presented in Cooperation with the Renaissance and Western Mediterranean Workshops, the Nicholson Center, the Franke Institute, and the France Chicago Center



May 17, 2010

Jeff Collins

Queen’s University

Restoration Anti-Catholicism: A Prejudice in Motion


John Hope Franklin Room

May 24, 2010

Jonathon Lyon

University of Chicago

The Sibling Bond in the Political Culture of the Western Empire, 1138-1250



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