Schedule 2014-2015

2014-2015 Schedule of Presentations

Autumn Quarter

MONDAY October 6, 2014
Fall Reception and Welcome
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 218

MONDAY October 13, 2014
Introductory Workshop
“Empire and Early Modernity”
Reading and discussion led by Kaveh Hemmat and Oliver Cussen
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 319

MONDAY October 27, 2014
Emin Lelic
University of Chicago
“The roots of  ‘ilm-i firāset: Physiognomy in Antiquity
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 319

MONDAY November 10, 2014
John Acevedo
University of Chicago
The Early Colonial Transformation of the Common Law
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 319

MONDAY November 24, 2014
David Lyons
University of Chicago
Not Puritans, but the Country Party: How to Read David Hume on Faction
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 319

MONDAY December 8, 2014
E. William Monter
Northwestern
“The Rise of Dated Coinage in Europe, 1400-1700
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Social Sciences 201,  Tea Room

Winter Quarter

MONDAY January 12, 2015
Constantin Fasolt
University of Chicago
Presentation on Methodology
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 319

MONDAY February 2, 2015
Maura Capps

University of Chicago
The Insufficient Ark: A Political Ecology of a Failed Agricultural Department at the Cape of Good Hope, 1795-1806″

Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 319

MONDAY February 9, 2015
Ada Palmer

University of Chicago
Rare Books Presentation
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Social Sciences 224, John Hope Franklin Room

MONDAY February 23, 2015
Adrian Johns

University of Chicago
“How to be Cosmopolitan in Early Modern Europe,”
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 319

MONDAY March 9, 2015
David Lyons

University of Chicago
“Disease, Despair, and the Defense of a Conversable Public: Politeness and Conversation as Hume’s Social and Political Touchstone”
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 319

MONDAY March 16, 2015
Steve Hindle

Huntington Library
A conversation with Steve Hindle:
“Research and Funding Opportunities at the Huntington Library”
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Social Sciences 224,  John Hope Franklin Room

MONDAY March 16, 2015
Steve Hindle

Huntington Library
“The Social Topography of a Rural Community in Seventeenth-Century England”
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Social Sciences 201,  Tea Room

Spring Quarter

MONDAY March 30, 2015
Kirsty Montgomery

University of Chicago
“‘
The modern man must be told what to think’ -Extra-parliamentary Politics with a Peculiarly Scottish Flavor
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 319

MONDAY April 13, 2015
Historical Skills Presentation: Working in Archives

Maura Capps, Elisa Jones, Tessa Murphy
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: TBA

MONDAY April 27, 2015
Jonathan Lyon
University of Chicago
“From advocatus to Vogt: Toward a History of the Office of Advocate in the Holy Roman Empire, 1000-1800”

Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 319

MONDAY May 11, 2015
Ahmet Tunç Sen
University of Chicago
Reading the Stars at the Ottoman Court: Bayezid II (r. 1481-1512) and his Celestial Interests”
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 319

MONDAY May 18, 2015
Daragh Grant
University of Chicago
“Law, Sovereignty, and Empire in the Atlantic World”
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 319


FRIDAY May 29, 2015
[co-sponsored with the Modern France Workshop]
Elisa Jones
University of Chicago
“Pacification and the Politicization of
Liberté de Conscience in the French Wars of Religion
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Room (Social Science Building, 224)


MONDAY June 1, 2015
Lisa Scott
University of Chicago
“The Letter of Majesty: Promises of Religious Freedom”
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Pick 319

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