May 22 – Már Jónsson (Institute of History, University of Iceland) for his talk on “The Victims of Witchcraft in 17th Century Iceland.”

Dear all,
Please join the Early Modern and Mediterranean Worlds workshop today from 5-6:30 p.m. in Wieboldt 207 (NOTE THE ODD DATE AND LOCATION) for our last session of the year!
We be hosting Már Jónsson (Institute of History, University of Iceland) for his talk on “The Victims of Witchcraft in 17th Century Iceland.” There are no pre-circulated materials for this presentation.
This event is co-sponsored with the Medieval Studies Workshop and as always refreshments will be served.
All the best,
John-Paul & Filippo

Armando Maggi (University of Chicago) “Staging a Demonic Possession: Calderón’s auto sacramental El diablo mudo and Las cadenas del demonio”.

Dear all,
Please join the Early Modern and Mediterranean Worlds Workshop (1200-1800) next Monday (May 14) from 5 to 6.30pm in Rosenwald 405. Armando Maggi (Romance Languages & Literatures – University of Chicago) will be presenting on “Staging a Demonic Possession: Calderón’s auto sacramental El diablo mudo and Las cadenas del demonio“. There will be no pre-circulated materials and as always grapes and refreshments will be provided.
We hope to see many of you there!
All the best,
Filippo and John-Paul

April 16th – Craig Kallendorf (Texas A&M University) – “Virgil and the Censors: Printing across the Confessional Divide”

Dear all,
Please join the Early Modern & Mediterranean Worlds (1200-1800) Workshop on April 16th from 5 to 6.30pm in Rosenwald 405. Our special guest Craig Kallendorf (Texas A&M University) will be presenting on  “Virgil and the Censors: Printing across the Confessional Divide”.  There will be no pre-circulated materials and as always refreshments will be served.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
We hope to see many of you at the event!
All the best,
Filippo and John-Paul

David Lantigua (Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame) – “Early Modern Catholic Social Thought and World Order”

Dear all,
We’re happy to announce that this Thursday (April 5), the EMMW workshop is cosponsoring with the Lumen Christi Institute a lecture by David Lantigua (Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame), entitled “Early Modern Catholic Social Thought and World Order.” You can more information about the event on their website here: https://www.lumenchristi.org/events/1009.
We hope to see many of you at the event.
All the best,
JohnPaul and Filippo

April 2: Roundtable – Genre and Travel in the Early Modern Middle East

Dear all,
Please join us next Monday (April 2) from 5-6:30 p.m. in Rosenwald 405 for a round-table on “Genre and Travel in the Early Modern Middle East.”
Orit Bashkin (Professor of Modern Middle East History at the University of Chicago) and Basil Salem (Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences Division) will be presenting. Mohamad Ballan (PhD Student – History, University of Chicago) will be moderating. There will be no pre-circulated materials. As always, refreshments will be served.
Feel free to contact me or Filippo if you have any questions or concerns and check our website (voices.uchicago.edu/emmw for information and upcoming events).
We hope to see many of you at the event!
John-Paul and Filippo

Machiavelli’s Hidden Master: Rediscovering Dionysius of Halicarnassus – Gabriele Pedullà (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)

Hello all,

We are very excited to announce the Early Modern and Mediterranean Worlds workshop’s first event in our jam-packed spring quarter.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 28 (please note the odd date) from 5-6:30 p.m. in Rosenwald 405 for a presentation by Prof. Gabriele Pedullà (Università degli Studi Roma Tre) on “Machiavelli’s Hidden Master: Rediscovering Dionysius of Halicarnassus,” co-sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop. Federica Caneparo (Post-Doc, Romance Languages and Literatures) will respond.

Please find the flyer for this event here. As always, refreshments will be served.

Feel free to contact us or Danielle Charette (coordinator of the Political Theory workshop, dcharette@uchicago.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.

All the best,

John-Paul and Filippo

 

 

 

 

EMMW Spring Schedule

Dear all,

We are excited to share the spring quarter schedule of the Early Modern and Mediterranean Worlds (1200-1800) workshop.
We will be meeting in Rosenwald 405 on alternate Mondays from 5 to 6:30 unless otherwise noted.
Refreshments and grapes will be provided. Please don’t hesitate to let me (jpheil@uchicago.edu) or Filippo (filippopetricca@uchicago.edu) know if you have any questions.
Looking forward to seeing you there,
Filippo and John-Paul

EMMW Spring Schedule

March 28 (please note the odd date — cosponsored with the Political Theory Workshop and presented by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures)

Gabriele Pedullà (University of Roma 3) – Machiavelli’s Hidden Master: Rediscovering Dionysius of Halicarnassus

Respondent: Federica Caneparo (University of Chicago)

April 2: Panel — “Travel and Travelers in the 18th-century Middle East and North Africa”

Orit Bashkin (Associate Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)

Basil Salem (Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences Division)

Moderator: Mohamad Ballan (PhD Candidate, Department of History)

April 5 (cosponsored with the Lumen Christi Institute- please note the odd date and location Swift Hall, Common Room):

David Lantigua (University of Notre Dame): “Early Modern Catholic Social Thought and World Order”

April 16: Craig Kallendorf (Texas A&M University) – On Censored Virgils

April 23 (Cosponsored with the Renaissance workshop): Richard Stier (University of Chicago) – “Devout Humanism’ and Its Problems: George Herbert and François de Sales”

April 30: Panel on Periodization II (more details to follow)

May 14: Armando Maggi (University of Chicago) – “Staging a Demonic Possession: Calderón’s auto sacramental El diablo mudo and Las cadenas del demonio

May 22 (please note the odd date and location: Wieboldt 207): Már Jónsson (Institute of History – University of Iceland) – “The Victims of Witchcraft in 17th Century Iceland”

May 28: Ji Gao (PhD Student, University of Chicago): Publishing Illustrated Books in Sixteenth-Century France – the examples of Guillaume Roville and Benoît Rigaud.

Panel on Periodization – February 26

Dear all,
Please join us today from 5 to 6.30 pm in Rosenwald 405 for a panel on periodization.
Marie-Gabrielle Verbergt (Foreign Fulbright Student) will be presenting on “Medievalists and Modernity. Periodization in the Post-WWII Debate on the Burgundian State”.
Clifford Ando (David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Classics, History and Law) will be presenting on the periodization of the fall of Rome, how people narrated the time from the Roman past to their present, and when, how, and why they asserted a rupture between themselves and classical antiquity. Lucy Pick (History and Divinity School) will be moderating.
We hope to see you there; as always, refreshments will be provided.
All the best,
John-Paul and Filippo

February 6 – Job Talk by Lisa Scott (PhD student, History) at the EMMW

Dear all,

Please join us next Tuesday, February 6 at 5pm in Wieboldt 207 (PLEASE NOTE THE ODD DATE AND LOCATION) for a job talk by Lisa Scott (PhD student, History). Her job talk will be entitled: “A Kingdom without a King: Power, Authority, and Sovereignty in Later Medieval Central Europe”.
There will be no pre-circulating materials.
Please check our website https://voices.uchicago.edu/emmw/ for updates and upcoming events.
As always, light refreshments (especially grapes) will be served.
We look forward to seeing many of you there!
Best,
John-Paul and Filippo