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.

 

2013-2014 REMS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2013, Jeffrey Muller, Professor of History of Art and Architecture

"Christian Slaves in Algiers and the Confraternity of the Holy Trinity in the St. Jacob's Church, Antwerp."

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013, Anne McCants, Professor of History, MIT School of Humanities and Social Sciences

"Becoming Consumers: Asiatic Goods in Migrant and Native-born Middling Households in 18th Century Amsterdam."

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2014, Anston Bosman, Assoc. Prof. of English, Amherst College

"Northern Renaissance Drama: A Media Ecology"

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Wim Klooster, Professor & Chair, Department of History, Clark University

TBD

 

THE GLOBAL LOWLANDS IN THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD: 1300-1800: A Conference on Dutch and Flemish History and Cultlure in a Worldwide Perspective at Brown University, April 4-5, 2014 (https://sites.google.com/a/brown.edu/the-global-lowlands-conference/home)


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

 

Tuesday, September 24, 5:30 pm – The 34th William F. Church Memorial Lecture, John Brewer (Eli and Edye Broad Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology) will give a talk entitled “Vesuvius and Pompeii: travel, tourism, science and the imagination in the early nineteenth century”. A small reception will follow the lecture. Free and open to the public.

"Microhistory and the Histories of Everyday Life" by John Brewer

 

JCB/BROWN BRITISH ATLANTIC SEMINAR (JBBAS)

Schedule

 

OUTSIDE BROWN

 

This list announces talks 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.  

   

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EARLYMOD THIS WEEK


Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – 5:00pm

Sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop

Simon Grote, Wellesley College

Talk, "Why Study German Pietism?"

CGIS South Bldg. Rm. 153, Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Lecture, “Winged Words: one chapter in the history of a Homeric trope.”

Jessica Wolfe, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant St, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

For additional information contact: (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

Free and open to the public. No reservations required

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – 5:00pm

Sponsored by Book Studies and the Department of History at Wellesley College

Talk, "How to Build an Imaginary Cabinet of Curiosities: Lessons in Entrepreneurship for Gallant Youth, c. 1700"

Kelly Whitmer, Sewanee: the University of the South

Clapp Library, Library Lecture Room, 1st Fl, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02481

This lecture will investigate the history of a puzzling type of early modern cabinet of curiosities: the type that existed only in the pages of "museological handbooks" and in the imaginations of readers, designed to help young people improve their capacity to think critically and creatively about new technologies, new materials, and their commercial applications. 

 

**Friday, March 14, 2014 - 5:30pm

Talk, "Shakespeare's Irish Lives: The Politics of Biography"

Andrew Murphy, University of St. Andrews, 

Barker Center Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Saturday March 15, 2014 – 8:00am–Noon

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Annual Dakin Pancake Breakfast,“What foods these morsels be!”

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant St, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

The breakfast features syrup tapped from the Center’s own maple trees (a tradition begun by Janet Dakin) and donated by local sugarer Robert McIntyre. This all you can eat breakfast features pancakes, sausage and bacon cooked up by volunteer chefs and served in the Reading Room, with a beautiful view of the meadow and surrounding hills. 

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

Suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children. No reservations required

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS (a star indicates a newly listed item)

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 5:30pm

Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University

Talk, “Teaching Early Modern Women’s Writing in the 21st Century: The Evolution of the Women Writers Project”

Julia Flanders, Northeastern University

Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Sponsored by Renaissance Studies Seminar of the Humanities Center

Presentation of L'Atelier de la Renaissance 

Mireille HuchonTrung Tran, and Company, University of Paris, Sorbonne

Room 403, Boylston Hall, Harvard University, 5 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop

Talk,“Gibbon's mind and libraries in European context"  

Robert Mankin, Université Paris Diderot

Robinson Hall, Basement Seminar Room, Harvard University, 35 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138

 

*Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 5:30pm

Sponsored by the Printing and Graphic Arts Department, Houghton Library

“The Qianlong Emperor's Copper-Plate Engravings”

Marcia Reed, Getty Research Institute

Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room, Harvard University, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

http://hcl.harvard.edu/info/exhibitions/index.cfm#lectures

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 – 4:00pm

Co-Sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club and The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Lecture by Sally Sutherland, “Hamlet’s ‘No’: The Readiness is All”

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant St, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

 

*Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 6:00pm

Sponsored by the Early Sciences Working Group (ESWG)

“The Road from Damascus: Travel and Knowledge in the Seventeenth-Century Ottoman Empire”

Nir Shafir, University of California – Los Angeles)

Science Center, Room 469, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138

Please RSVP: to allyssametzger@fas.harvard.edu.

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Lecture by, John Robison, “Skepticism, Faith, and Reason in Marie de Gournay’s, Equality of Men and Women.”

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant St, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

Free and open to the public. No reservations required

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014 – 5:30pm

Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University

Talk, “Benevolent Slavery and Other Oxymorons: The Case of Black-African Women in Early Modern Portugal” 

Darlene Abreu-Ferreira, University of Winnipeg

Barker Center Room 128, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014 – 4:15pm

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Renaissance Seminar

Talk, “Renaissance Music as Art-ifact: An Early 16th-Century Mass for Margaret of Austria in Context”

M. Jennifer Bloxam, Williams College, Yale

41 Wyllys Ave. (Squash), Room 113, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459

For a copy of this paper, please contact Sandra Brough by telephone at 860-685-2594 or by email at: sbrough@wesleyan.edu

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

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 4:30pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Five College Renaissance Seminar

Molly Murray, Columbia University

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant St, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

 

*Friday, April 4, 2014 – 12:00pm

Sponsored by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

The Parry Lecture, “Katrina's Roots: Slavery, Race and the Politics of Caribbean Hurricanes 1780- 1840”

Stuart B. Schwartz, Yale University

CGIS South, Room S050, Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Friday, April 4, 2014 – 2:15pm

Talk, “Violence in the French and Haitian Revolutions”

Jeremy Popkin, University of Kentucky

Cabot Room, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 27 Kirkland St., Cambridge, MA 02138

 

**Friday April 4, 5:00-6:30pm, and Saturday, April 5, 9:00am-6:00pm

Co-sponsored by the Program in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at Brown University

Global Lowlands Conference: The global lowlands in the early modern period: 1300-1800
a conference on dutch and flemish history and culture in a worldwide perspective

Speakers:  Karel Davids,Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Mariët Westermann,The Mellon Foundation, Claudia Swan, Northwestern University and the Max Planck Institute, Dániel Margócsy, Hunter College, Mark Meuwese, University of Winnipeg, Julie Hochstrasser,University of Iowa, Benjamin Schmidt, University of Washington, Anne Goldgar, King's College, London, and Lissa Roberts, University of Twente.

Starr Auditorium, 117 MacMillan Hall, Brown University, 167 Thayer St., Providence, RI 02912

Pre-registration is required for everyone (and includes lunch and receptions), and the conference is free for students. To register and to see the full program, please go to:

https://sites.google.com/a/brown.edu/the-global-lowlands-conference/home

 

Sunday April 6, 2014 - 2:00 – 4:00pm

Co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club and

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

First Sunday Concert Series

Performance, by the Second Wind Renaissance Wind Ensemble (Susan Galereave, sackbut, Eric Kernfeld, sackbut, Rigel Lustwerk, cornetto, and John Maloney, dulcian)

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant St, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

In their first appearance at the Center, will present "Music from the Workshop of Andrea Gabrieli," a compilation of Renaissance polyphony focusing on the music of Andrea Gabrieli and composers who studied with him, including his nephew Giovanni Gabrieli, Hans Leo Hassler, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

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No reservations required. Free and open to the public. Donations Accepted.

 

*Monday, April 7, 2014 - Thursday, April 10, 2014 – Various times, as detailed below
Sponsored by Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities

Third Annual Mandel Lectures in the Humanities

*Monday, April 7, 2014 – 4:30pm, followed by a reception at 6:00pm
Lecture, “Divine Spark of Syracuse,” “Plato in Syracuse” 
Ingrid Rowland, University of Notre Dame
Lecture: Room G3, Mandel Auditorium
Reception, Mandel Atrium

*Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – 12:30-2:00pm
Lunch Symposium, “Divine Spark of Syracuse”
Ingrid Rowland, University of Notre Dame
Mandel Reading Room
*Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – 4:30pm
Lecture, “Archimedes in Syracuse”

Ingrid Rowland, University of Notre Dame
G3, Mandel Auditorium
*Thursday, April 10, 2014 – 4:30pm
Lecture, “Caravaggio in Syracuse”
Ingrid Rowland, University of Notre Dame
Room G3, Mandel Auditorium

All events will be held at the Mandel Center for the Humanities, Mandel Quad MS 092, Brandeis University 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453

For driving directions to Brandeis: http://www.brandeis.edu/about/visiting/directions.html

On campus directions/parking:
Once at the main entrance Brandeis entrance on South Street, proceed to the right of the small information booth and continue to follow the campus loop road up the hill. You will pass a stone Castle on your left and curve to the left as you approach the summit of the hill. Pass through the center of the upper campus and you will come to the Mandel Center for the Humanities, a new four story glass structure, with a projecting triangular glass pavilion, on your right at the summit of the hill. Park in the lot immediately past the building, to the right. Walk back to the main front entrance, which leads to auditorium G-3.
http://www.brandeis.edu/mandelhumanities/events/index.html

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Talk highlighting the seminars, conferences, and workshops on offer at the Folger for 2014-2015.

Owen William, Folger Institute

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant St, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

No reservations required Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Talk by Anna Strowe, “Translating the Historia Della Fine Del Monde manuscript.”

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant St, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

No reservations required. Free and open to the public.

 

Friday, April 11, 2014 – Noon–2:00pm

Sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and the Mahindra Humanities Center.

Workshop, "From Status to Contract? Commerce and Cosmopolitanism in Early Modern Europe"

Francesca Trivellato, Yale University

William James Hall, Room 1550, 15th Fl. Harvard University, 33 Kirkland St., Cambridge MA 02138

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Talk by Marie Roche, “All is Well that Ends Well: Parolles Theological.”

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant Street, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

No reservations required. Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – 5:00pm

Co-sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop and the Center for African Studies

Talk,“The Kingdom of Kongo and the Thirty Years’ War”

John Thornton, Boston University

CGIS South Bldg. Rm. 030, Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Thursday, April 17, 201 – 5:00pm

Co-sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop, the Humanities Center Seminar in Book History and the Early Sciences Working Group 

Talk, "What is a Werewolf? Genres, Practices and Cataloguing Monsters from the Middle Ages to the Scientific Revolution"

Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut University 

Science Center 469, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 5:30pm

Talk, "'Thrilling regions': Shakespeare, Dante and Dan Brown"

Graham Holderness, University of Hertfordshire

Barker Center Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Collins Lecture

Margaret Ezell, Texas A&M.

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant St, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

No reservations required. Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Talk, “Rare Book Show and Tell” presented by

David Katz, Renaissance Center Curator

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant Street, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

No reservations required. Free and open to the public.

 

*Friday, April 25, 2014 – Sunday, April 27, 2014 – Various times

Conference, “Visualizing revolt and punishment in early modern times: conflict- and contact-zones between different visual cultures and policies”

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

For further details visit: http://revolt.hypotheses.org/102

 

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 9:00am – 4:00pm

Co-Sponsored by The Association for Renaissance Medieval Swordsmanship and

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

10th Annual Historical Swordsmanship Conference

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. Lunch is provided.

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant St, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

Must call the Center to register by April 24. Free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 – 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Celebrity Lecture

Wayne Abercrombie, UMass Amherst

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant St, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

Dr. Abercrombie will discuss the relationship between text and music in Renaissance and early Baroque music.

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

No reservations required Free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4:15pm       

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Renaissance Seminar

Talk, "‘Es cosa muy de ver’: Urban Tableaux and Viewing Pleasure in Baroque Madrid"

Laura Bass, Brown University

41 Wyllys Ave. (Squash), Room 113, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459

For a copy of this paper, please contact Kristine Schiavi by telephone at 860-685-2830, or by e-mail at: kschiavi@wesleyan.edu

http://rensem.site.wesleyan.edu

 

Friday May 2, 2014 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

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

Call the Center to sign up to read a sonnet

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant Street, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

No reservations required. Free and open to the public.

 

Sunday May 4, 2014 - 11:00am–4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Annual Community Renaissance Festival

Renaissance Center & surrounding grounds and meadow, 650 East Pleasant St, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

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, “Our” ever-popular Mud Man, juggling, ‘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.

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

Admission is free although donations are welcome.

 

Saturday June 21, 2014 - Noon–2:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Third Annual Gardeners’ Guild Lunch and Talk

Talk given by, Wes Autio, UMass Amherst

Enjoy a lunch on our back patio followed by a presentation

For addition information contact:  (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

Members only – Invitation only! Not a member? Pick up a form at 650 East Pleasant St, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – 11:00am–1:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Enchanted Circle Theater ~ Acting Shakespeare

Reading Room, 650 East Pleasant Street, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA  01002

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!

For addition information contact: (413) 577-3600 /renaissance@english.umass.edu

www.facebook.com/massrenaissancecenter

No reservations required. Free and open to the public.