Graduate Student Research

The Center for the Study of the Early Modern World serves as the forum for a vibrant community of graduate students in affiliated departments.

Graduate Colloquium

The Graduate Colloquium meets several times a semester in the convivial setting of the Annmary Brown Memorial to hear and discuss papers by scholars or graduate students in an interdisciplinary context. Please contact the graduate student representatives, Steven Davis (French Studies) and Ali Madani (English) for more information and a calendar of meetings.


PaleoSlam is an informal gathering for those interested in reading or learning to read handwritten documents in a variety of European languages from the ancient, medieval, and early modern periods. Sessions usually feature one or two practice texts, followed by texts submitted by participants. All levels of paleographic skill and language proficiency are welcome. Meetings (tentatively) take place from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in the basement of Norwood House (82 Waterman St.) on Tuesdays. Please contact Leland Renato Grigoli (PhD student in the Department of History) for more information.