Events

Events

AT BROWN

 

All events are held at the Annmary Brown Memorial (21 Brown Street) at 5:30 PM and free of charge unless otherwise indicated.

2014-2015 REMS SCHEDULE OF LECTURES

  • Monday, September 15, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA,)   “An Andalusian in Rome, or, Translating the Picaresque,” invited by the graduate students
  • Tuesday, Sept. 30: Jeremy Mumford (History), "Inka Sibling Marriage: Language, Kinship, Desire."
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28: Jay Reed (Classics), "Love's Imperium in Garcilaso de la Vega's Third Latin Ode."
  • Thursday, Feb. 26: Karen Newman (Comparative Literature), "Continental Shakespeare."
  • Tuesday, March 17: Neil Safier (John Carter Brown Library and History), "Translating Science at the Blind-Man’s Arch: Conceição Velloso and the Arco do Cego Printhouse."
  • Tuesday, March 31: Emine Fetvaci (History of Art and Architecture, Boston University,) "The Bellini Album: Cultural Exchange and the Occult at the Ottoman Court."
  • Tuesday, April 28: Evelyn Lincoln (History of Art and Architecture), "The View from Here and There."

 CONFERENCE “Globalizing Chinese Medicine in the 17th Century: ‘Translation’ at Work” (Oct. 17-18, 2014) 

Organized by Harold J. Cook, John F. Nickoll Professor of History

In the past decade, many projects have asked important questions about how forms of knowledge become globalized. While examples are often framed by the information economy, universal (sometimes Western) science, and commodity flows, other kinds of knowledge also traveled, such as “Chinese medicine.” Indeed, at the same time as the “rise of modern science,” Chinese medicine became a subject of interest to many people beyond China. Globalization was a process not dependent on “scientific” truth claims alone.

Among the other processes was that of translation, a word that hints at how meanings can be shifted even if they are never identical in different places.  It also suggests that agency lies with recipients as much as transmitters. Thus, many processes were at work in the globalization of Chinese medicine. Does noticing the emergence of Chinese medicine on the world stage help us better understand how some kinds of knowledge became “global”?

How Chinese medicine was being globalized in the 17th century is therefore a subject that raises many questions about the various kinds of people and processes involved in the mobility of knowledge on a world scale. But it is also a subject of importance in its own right. The participants in this international conference consider the subject of Chinese medicine and its relationships to other kinds of study, the forms it took in other places in the 17th century, and the processes that enabled these changes. 

Sponsored by Humanities Initiative, Brown University; Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; Department of HistoryFor further information, please contactMaria Sokolova (maria_sokolova@brown.edu), Administrator Renaissance and Early Modern Studies program

 

 2014-15 STS Lecture Series, Ebbs and Flows: the Culture and Control of Water in Past and Present:

Chandra Mukerji, The Power of Water and the State: Tapping Sources in the Mountains for the Canal du Midi
Monday, October 20, 4pm, in Barus and Holley, Room 190


This event is sponsored by the Program in Science and Technology Studies and the C.M. Colver Lectureship.


MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN HISTORY SEMINAR (with department of History) Schedule


JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY EVENTS

 

 

OUTSIDE BROWN

This list announces talks in the greater Boston area pertaining to the study of the early modern period ca. 1450-1750, in any discipline and with any regional specialization. Please forward announcements, in the format requested at the end of this message, and e-mail addresses to: earlymod@fas.harvard.edu.

*New listing

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***CANCELLED Cancelled listing


Call for Papers

 

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Theme: Renaissance Now!

A New England Renaissance Conference Discussion:  A series of five panels sponsored by the NERC at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting - Boston, to be held March 31-April 2, 2016, comprising five panels:

Panel 1: "Assessing the ‘Cultural Turn’: Where Do We Go From Here?”

Panel 2: “Renaissance and the Public”

Panel 3: Artifacts Pageant - “Renaissance and New Epistemologies”

Panel 4: Graduate student panel - “Global Renaissance”

Panel 5: Roundtable conversation - NERC Stakeholders' discussion

Submissions should:

• Indicate preferred panel (if your presentation fits in more than one panel, please indicate order of preference)

• Include a paper abstract (150 words maximum)

• Include keywords

• Include a curriculum vitae (300 words maximum)

 Please contact Gen Liang (ygliang@wheatonma.edu) and Touba Ghadessi (ghadessi_touba@wheatonma.edu) for more information and to submit a proposal. 

 

EARLYMOD THIS WEEK 

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – 7:00pm-9:00pm (3rd of 4 class meetings)

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Community Class, Shakespeare with Normand Berlin

We will be discussing King Lear in our four evenings together. "Is this the promis'd end?" "Or image of that horror?"

Reading Room, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA  01002

Ph. (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

Free and open to the public. Please call the Renaissance Center at 413-577-3600 or email renaissance@english.umass.edu to reserve your space by April 6th

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Dan S. Collins Lecture

Laura L. Knoppers, (University of Notre Dame)

Reading Room, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA  01002

Ph. (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

Free and open to the public. No reservations required

 

Tuesday, April 21, 4:30-6:00pm

Sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern History Seminar Series

Seminar, Title TBA

Jonathan Conant, Brown University

Pavilion Room, Peter Green House, Brown University, 79 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912

For more information contact: memhs@listserv.brown.edu    

 

*Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – 6:00pm

Sponsored by the Early Sciences Working Group

Lecture, “An Original Fake: Solving the Mystery of Flammarion’s Engraving”

Stefano Gattei, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies and Chemical Heritage Foundation

Science Center Room 469, Harvard University, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/eswg/home

RSVP to dkennedy@fas.harvard.edu 

 

**Wednesday April 22, 2015 – 5:00-7:00pm. (date change) 

Renaissance Colloquium Meeting

Billy Junker (University of St. Thomas, Minnesota), guest speaker

Location to be announced on the below website,

http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k40975&pageid=icb.page193179)

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 -5:00pm

Talk, “Multinormativity in Early Modern World: Canon Law in Seventeenth Century Chile”

Thomas Duve, Max Planck Institute for Legal History, Germany

Robinson Hall, Lower Library, Harvard University, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge 02138

 

Wednesday April 22, 2015 - 6:00- 8:00pm (4th of 6 class meetings)

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Community Class

Literature of the 16th Century with Marie Roche
Readings will be provided.

Free and open to the public. Please call the Renaissance Center at 413-577-3600 or email renaissance@english.umass.edu to reserve your space by March 31st.

 

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm; and Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sponsored by the Harvard Department of English 

Conference, "Shakespeare and Classical Literature: A Research Conference"

Mahindra Humanities Center, Barker Center 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 

This one-and-a-half-day conference brings together scholars working in the field of Shakespeare and classical antiquity to share research, discuss methodology and research practices, and facilitate collaboration. The conference will also feature a performance of Shakespeare scenes by Hyperion, Harvard's undergraduate Shakespeare company. 

 

*Friday April 24, 5:30 reception; 6:00 seminar

Shakespeare Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard Univ.

Seminar,  "What Videogames Have Taught Me About Shakespeare: Tragic Time, Choice, and Consequences"

Rebecca Bushnell, University of Pennsylvania

Room 024, Mahindra Humanities Center, Barker Center, Harvard University, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 

http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/what-videogames-have-taught-me-about-shakespeare-tragic-time-choice-and-consequences

 

UPCOMING EVENTS (* indicates a new listing / ** indicates an updated listing / *** indicates a cancelled listing)

 

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Co-sponsored by The Association for Renaissance Medieval Swordsmanship

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Annual Historical Swordsmanship Conference

Reading Room, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA  01002

Presentations at the conference will feature a combination of academic scholarship and demonstrations, including talks by ARMS on the later German longsword tradition, demonstrations by Phoenix swords of historical techniques, the manuscript tradition, and the guild structure of Renaissance Europe and its relation to the development of Western martial arts. The Renaissance Center currently maintains an online collection of historical combat treatises and fencing manuals dating primarily from the Renaissance. This collection can be accessed at www.umass.edu/arms/lord

Must call the Center to register by April 24. Free and open to the public. Lunch is provided. Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:00pm-9:00pm (4th of 4 class meetings)

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Community Class, Shakespeare with Normand Berlin

We will be discussing King Lear in our four evenings together. "Is this the promis'd end?" "Or image of that horror?"

Reading Room, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA  01002

Ph. (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

Free and open to the public. Please call the Renaissance Center at 413-577-3600 or email renaissance@english.umass.edu to reserve your space by April 6th

 

**Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – 5:00 pm (new start time)

Sponsored by the Early Modern Europe Workshop

Talk, "Window Gazes and World Views: A Chapter in the Cultural History of Vision”

Daniel Jütte, Harvard University,

With introduction by Robert Darnton

Room, K354, CGIS Knafel Building, Harvard University 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA02138

 

Wednesday April 29, 2015 - 6:00- 8:00pm (5th of 6 class meetings)

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Community Class

Literature of the 16th Century with Marie Roche
Please call the Renaissance Center at 413-577-3600 or email renaissance@english.umass.edu to reserve your space by March 31st.

Readings will be provided. Free and open to the public

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015 – 4:15pm

Wesleyan Renaissance Seminar

Seminar, “Charity's Constructs:  The Edifices of the Monti di Pietà and the Treasury of Merit, ca. 1460-1600"

Lauren Jacobi, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

(Squash) Rm. 113, Wesleyan University, 41 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT 06457

The seminars are entirely devoted to discussion of previously circulated papers.  For a copy of this paper please contact Esther Moran by phone: (860) 685-2682, or e-mail: emmoran@wesleyan.edu

http://rensem.site.wesleyan.edu/

 

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Sonnetfest, our annual reading aloud of sonnets followed by white wine and strawberries.

Reading Room, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA  01002

Ph. (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

Call the Center to sign up to read a sonnet. Free and open to the public.

 

*Friday, May 1, 2015 - 4:15pm to 6:00pm

Early Slavists’ Seminar

Seminar, “Sarmatia: Europe’s Eastern Boundaries from Ptolemy to Ortelius”

Katharina Piechocki, Harvard University:

Room S-354, CGIS South Building, Davis Center, Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 11:00am – 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

13th Annual Community Renaissance Festival

The Renaissance Center and surrounding grounds and meadow

Reading Room, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA  01002

Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

Get your family and friends together and plan to enjoy this free festival which is brimming with entertainment and education in a beautiful outdoor setting.

We’ll have theater, music, falconry with Chris Davis of New England Falconry, juggling, sword demonstrations from Phoenix Swords, Renaissance games, ‘hobby horses’ for the kids, dancing, and more! While you’re here, be sure to explore our new Italian Grotto, admire the apple orchard, flower, herb, and vegetable gardens, and walk the meadow and woodland trails. It is sure to be a fun day for the whole family. Rain or shine. Plenty of on-site free parking. Food for sale from UMass concessions.

Admission is free although donations are welcome.

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 6:00- 8:00pm (6th of 6 class meetings)

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Community Class

Literature of the 16th Century with Marie Roche
Please call the Renaissance Center at 413-577-3600 or email renaissance@english.umass.edu to reserve your space by March 31st.

Readings will be provided. Free and open to the public

 

Saturday June 20, 2015 - 12noon – 2:00pm.

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Third Annual Gardeners’ Guild Lunch and Talk

Speaker, Ellen Kosmer

Back patio, Reading Room, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA  01002

Ph. (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

Enjoy a lunch on our back patio followed by a presentation given, Renaissance Center Ellen Kosmer Historical Garden Designer.

Members only – Invitation only! Not a member? Pick up a form in our lobby today!

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – 11:00am – 1:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Enchanted Circle Theater ~ Acting Shakespeare

Reading Room, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA  01002

Ph. (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

Student actors from Holyoke school system’s summer acting program will present scenes from a Shakespeare play, using the Hampshire Shakespeare Company’s main stage. Stay for a light picnic lunch afterwards!

Free and open to the public.