Graduate Student Activities

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 sutent representatives are:

Jessica Tabak (English)

Kelly Whitford (History of Art and Architecture)


Colloquium/Reading Group

  • Wednesday, September 18: welcome back reception (5:30-7pm)
  • Wednesday, September 25: reading group (4-5,)

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.


  • 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 Travel 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,) TBD