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CFP & Upcoming Events

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Dear all,

On behalf of the Western Mediterranean Cultures workshop, we would like to welcome our returning students and new arrivals to campus. For those unfamiliar, this workshop aims to bring together faculty and graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences in order to create a new inter-cultural dialogue among those working on Western Mediterranean cultures during the medieval and early modern periods. It is a useful forum for works-in-progress to be discussed in a stimulating intellectual environment of your peers. We meet on Wednesdays at 4:30 PM.

Call for papers

We are now accepting presentation proposals for the year (the deadline for presenting Autumn quarter is October 1st). Submissions should include your name,department info, the project’s title, and a short description of the project (around 3-4 sentences). Please email submissions to cmpelletier@uchicago.edu. Additionally, whether or not you wish to present, please do let me know if you are interested in serving as a respondent at some point.

Upcoming events

  • October 5th at 5PM, we invite you to kick off the year with a sponsored happy hour at Woodlawn Tap! This is a great opportunity to get to know your colleagues in an informal setting while enjoying refreshments courtesy of the workshop.
  • October 26th Richard Neer of the University of Chicago’s art history department will be giving a talk at the R.A.V.E. workshop. This is a co-sponsored event.
  • October 31st We team up with the Renaissance Workshop for a presentation by Katrina Powers, a PhD candidate in the Romance Languages and Literature Department.

Please mark your calendars for these dates and stay tuned for details. We look forward to working with you all in the upcoming year and hope to see you on October 5th!

Best regards,

Chloé M. Pelletier

Graduate Student Coordinator​

 

MONDAY | June 6 | 1:30 PM | Harper 102 | Felipe E. Rojas, PhD, University of Chicago, “Más a Cristo has de imitar”: Franciscquito’s (Homo)Erotic Role in Cervantes’ Los baños de Argel.”

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On behalf of our faculty sponsors, Professors Robert Kendrick and Niall Atkinson, we want to invite you to an upcoming event.

On Monday, June 6,  from 1:30 PM – 3 PM in Harper 102, Felipe E. Rojas, PhD, Department of Romance Languages, University of Chicago, will present his paper, “Más a Cristo has de imitar”: Franciscquito’s (Homo)Erotic Role in Cervantes’ Los baños de Argel.” The respondent is Anatole Upart, PhD Student, Department of Art History, University of Chicago. The paper is available at this link. Password shared with members via email.

We hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Anatole Upart

Graduate Student Coordinator

Western Mediterranean Culture Workshop

THURSDAY: May 19th, Cobb 202, 3pm – 5pm, Prof. Hussein Fancy, Department of History, University of Michigan, a talk on his recent book The Mercenary Mediterranean: Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon.”

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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of our faculty sponsors, Professors Robert Kendrick and Niall Atkinson, we want to invite you to an upcoming event.

On Thursday, May 19th,  from 3-5 PM in Cobb 202 Professor Hussein Fancy, Department of History, University of Michigan, will give a talk on his recent book The Mercenary Mediterranean: Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon.

This event is sponsored by the Western Mediterranean Culture Workshop, Medieval Workshop, Islamic Studies Workshop, and
Middle East History and Theory Workshop, all of the University of Chicago.
For those in need of assistance to attend this event, please contact jamalabd@uchicago.edu

We hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Anatole Upart

Graduate Student Coordinator

Western Mediterranean Culture Workshop

MONDAY: May 16 | Ji Gao, University of Chicago, “Les libraires et la production littéraire à Lyon au XVIe siècle: Guillaume Rouillé et Benoît Rigaud.”

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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of our faculty sponsors, Professors Robert Kendrick and Niall Atkinson, we want to invite you to an upcoming event.

On Monday, May 16, 1:30pm, Harper 102, Ji Gao, Ph.D. Student, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago, will share his dissertation proposal, “Les libraires et la production littéraire à Lyon au XVIe siècle: Guillaume Rouillé et Benoît Rigaud.”  The proposal (in French) is available here with a password sent to the people on the workshop’s emailing list.

We hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Anatole Upart

Graduate Student Coordinator

Western Mediterranean Culture Workshop

The University of Chicago

 

April 19 | Symposium The Inquisition and Information Control Before and After Galileo

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April 19 | Symposium The Inquisition and Information Control Before and After Galileo
This event was made possible with support from the Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Lumen Christi Institute, the University of Chicago Council on Advanced Studies Western Mediterranean Culture Workshop and Early Modern Workshop, the University of Chicago History Department, the University of Chicago Divinity School, and the University of Chicago Libraries Special Collections Research Center (Note the different location and time: The Franke Institute, 12 noon – 5pm).

NEXT MONDAY, April 18, 3pm, Rosenwald 301, Prof. Jesús Escobar, Harold H. and Virginia Anderson Chair, Department of Art History, Northwestern University, presents “Halls and Spaces of Justice in Seventeenth-Century Madrid.”

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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of our faculty sponsors, Professors Robert Kendrick and Niall Atkinson, we want to invite you to an upcoming event.

On Monday, April 18, 3pm, Rosenwald 301, Prof. Jesús Escobar, Harold H. and Virginia Anderson Chair, Department of Art History, Northwestern University, will present his paper, “Halls and Spaces of Justice in Seventeenth-Century Madrid.” Note the different time and location for this event. The paper and the images are available here with the password sent to the people on the workshop’s emailing list.

We hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Anatole Upart

Graduate Student Coordinator

Western Mediterranean Culture Workshop

The University of Chicago

Spring Quarter 2016

Western Mediterranean Culture Workshop Schedule

Spring Quarter 2016

 

April 4 | Chloe Pelletier
Ph.D. Student, Department of Art History, University of Chicago
“The Pilgrim’s Badge: rivers, bells, and the flow of sacred matter.”
(Note the different time: 12:00pm).

April 18 | Jesús Escobar
Harold H. and Virginia Anderson Chair, Department of Art History, Northwestern University. (Note the different time and location: 3pm at Rosenwald 301)
“Halls and Spaces of Justice in Seventeenth-Century Madrid”

April 19 | Symposium The Inquisition and Information Control Before and After Galileo
This event was made possible with support from the Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Lumen Christi Institute, the University of Chicago Council on Advanced Studies Western Mediterranean Culture Workshop and Early Modern Workshop, the University of Chicago History Department, the University of Chicago Divinity School, and the University of Chicago Libraries Special Collections Research Center (Note the different location and time: The Franke Institute, 12 noon – 5pm).

May 9 | Ayesha Ramachandran
Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University.
“Between Epic & Lyric: Petrarch and the Poetics of Thought” at the Renaissance Workshop of the University of Chicago, co-sponsored by the Western Mediterranean Culture Workshop. (Note the different location and time: Rosenwald 405; 5 pm-6:30 pm).

May 16 | Ji Gao
Ph.D. Student, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago
“Les libraires et la production littéraire à Lyon au XVIe siècle: Guillaume Rouillé et Benoît Rigaud.”

June 6 | Felipe Rojas
Spanish Instructor, University of Chicago.
“‘Más a Cristo has de imitar’: Franciscquito’s (Homo)Erotic Role in Cervantes’ Los baños de Argel.”

 
All events happen on Mondays at 1:30 PM in Harper 102, unless otherwise noted.

MONDAY: March 7 | Heather E. Grossman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “W(h)ither Hybridity: Conceptualizing Interaction in Medieval Mediterranean Architecture.”

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of our faculty sponsors, Professors Robert Kendrick and Niall Atkinson, we want to invite you to an upcoming event.

On Monday, March 7, at 1 PM in Wieboldt 106, Heather E. Grossman, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present her paper, “W(h)ither Hybridity: Conceptualizing Interaction in Medieval Mediterranean Architecture.”

We hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Anatole Upart

Graduate Student Coordinator

Western Mediterranean Culture Workshop

The University of Chicago