Graduate Student Activities

Annmary Brown Memorial Galleries: The Memorial now contains Rush Christopher Hawkins' collection of paintings, displayed in three beautifully renovated galleries, where REMS seminars, lectures, and concerts are held.Annmary Brown Memorial Galleries: The Memorial now contains Rush Christopher Hawkins' collection of paintings, displayed in three beautifully renovated galleries, where REMS seminars, lectures, and concerts are held.Graduate Student Activities

  • REMS and the Annmary Brown Memorial serve as the forum for a vibrant community of graduate students in affiliated departments. The REMS Graduate Colloquium meets several times a semester in the convivial setting of the Memorial, to hear and discuss papers by scholars or graduate students in an interdisciplinary context.

This year's graduate student representatives are:

Jessica Tabak (English) Jessica_Tabak@brown.edu

Kelly Whitford (History of Art and Architecture) Kelly_Whitford@brown.edu

 

Colloquium/Reading Group


Semester I

  • Wednesday, September 18: welcome back reception (5:30-7pm)

  • Wednesday, September 25: reading group (4:00-5:00 pm)

Timothy Brook, Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Press, 2008: 1-52; 217-230. (Paper)

  • Wednesday, October 23: reading group (4:00-5:00pm)

Goldgar, Anne. “Introduction.” Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 1-19.  (Paper)


 Schmidt, Benjamin. “Collecting Global Icons: The Case of the Exotic Parasol.” Collecting Across Cultures : Material Exchanges in the Early Modern Atlantic World. Ed. Daniela Bleichmar and Peter C. Mancal. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. 32–57. (Paper)

  • Wednesday, November 20: reading group (4-5pm); graduate student colloquium (5:30-7pm) featuring Arianne Urus, "Troubled Water: Conceptions of Nature and International Order in the North Atlantic Fisheries, 1670-1815"

Margócsy, Dániel. “The Fuzzy Metrics of Money: The Finances of T ravel and the Reception of Curiosities in Early Modern Europe.” In Kind: Species of Exchange in Early Modern Science and Philosophy. Spec. issue of Annals of Science 70 (forthcoming). (Paper)

“The Camel's Head: Representing Unseen Animals in Sixteenth-Century Europe.” Netherlands Yearbook of Art History 61 (2011): 63-85. (Paper)


Margócsy, Dániel and Koen Vermeir. “States of Secrecy: An Introduction.” States of Secrecy. Spec. issue of British Journal for the History of Science (2012): 1-12. (Paper)


  • Wednesday, December 11: reading group (4-5) 

Hochstrasser, Julie Berger. Still Life and Trade in the Dutch Golden Age. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1-12; 95-158. (Paper)

 

Semester II

  • Thursday, January 23: reading group (4-5) 

Meuwese, Mark. “The Dutch Connection: New Netherland, the Pequots, and the Puritans in Southern New England, 1620–1638.” Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 9.2 (2011): 295-323. (Paper)

---. “Introduction.” Brothers in Arms, Partners in Trade: Dutch-Indigenous Alliances in the Atlantic World, 1595-1674. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011. 1-14 (Paper)

  • Thursday, February 20: reading group (4-5) followed by colloquium (5:30-7)

Davids, Karel and Jan Lucassen. “Introduction.” A Miracle Mirrored: The Dutch Republic in European Perspective. Ed. Karel Davids and Jan Lucassen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. 1–25. 

Davids, Karel. “Shifts of Technological Leadership in Early Modern Europe.” ---. 338–366.  (2 Papers)

Andrea Nate (PhD candidate, Hispanic Studies) will be presenting a chapter-in-progress entitled, "Lozana's Scar: Intersections of New World Discovery and the Converso Diaspora in Francisco Delicado's La Lozana andaluza." (Poster)

  • Thursday, March 13: colloquium (5:30-7)

Jessica Tabak (Ph.D. candidate, English,) "'Arras made in painful loom': Affective Imagery in The Faerie Queene, Book III."

  • Thursday, March 20: reading group (4-5)

 Swan, Claudia. “Birds of Paradise For the Sultan: Early Seventeenth-Century Dutch-Turkish Encounters and the Uses of Wonder.” De Zeventiende Eeuw 29 (2013): 49-63. (Paper)

Westermann, Mariët. A Worldly Art: The Dutch Republic, 1585-1718. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1996: 7-16; 99-130. (Paper)

  • Thursday, April 17: colloquium (5:30-7)                

Rebecca Szantyr  (Ph.D. candidat, History of Art and Architecdture,) will present a paper entitled, "Sea Change: Pieter Bruegel’s Sailing Vessels in Context." (Poster)