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.

2016-2017 REMS SCHEDULE OF LECTURES

Semester I 

  1. Thurs., October 6 - Adam Beaver (Harvard University,) “Africa through Antiquarian Eyes: Alessandro Geraldini (1455–1524) and the Global Renaissance"

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  • Thu., November 10 - Aysha Pollnitz (Rice University,) "Humanist education and early modern politics" 

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  • Tue., November 29 - Andrew Devereux (Loyola Marymount University, L.A. California,) "Turkish tyranny in Renaissance Spain"

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Semester II (Coming Soon)


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.  

   

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* indicates a newly announced event   

** indicates an updated or corrected event  

   

  

EARLYMOD THIS WEEK  

 

   

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6 PM  

Visual Representation, Materiality, and Medium  

“The Tastemakers and Trendsetters: A Closer Look on the Process of Creation in Eighteenth-Century France”  

Ulrich Leben, Bard Graduate Center  

Room 515, Sackler Museum, Harvard, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA, 02138  

 

Wednesday, November 16 at 5:15 PM  

Harvard Renaissance Colloquium  

David Nee, Harvard University  

"Tragedy as Simple Form: Romeo and Juliet, 1475-1599"  

Barker Center, Room 114, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA  

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  

Colonial North America Project at Harvard Library  

“Unconference”: What’s Next? Exploring New Ways to Use Digital Early American Manuscripts  

Knafel Center, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.  

 

To find out more about the meeting and to register (note that space is limited) please visit this on-line invitation:  http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/colonial  

   

*Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 5:15  

History of Science Department Fall Semester PhD Talks  

"When Universalisms Divide, or Brexit Through the Gift Shop: Shifting Ecologies of Enlightenment Museum Collections"  

James Delbourgo, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University  

Harvard University, Gund Hall, Room 318  

   

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 4pm  

Renaissance Studies  

“’Well Painted and Illuminated, But Not Very Accurate’: Maps and Their Makers in Early Modern France”  

Camille Serchuk, Southern Connecticut State University  

Room 204, Sever Hall, Harvard Yard, Cambridge MA  

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6pm  

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES   

"New Eyes VIII Dinner Symposium"  

Megan Gallagher (Brown University), Jess Keiser (Tufts University), Rebecca Mitsein (Boston College), and Jenny Reed (Brandeis University)  

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

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:00pm  

2016-2017 RENATO POGGIOLI LECTURE  

Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, New York University  

Barker Ctr, Thompson Room, Harvard University, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA  

This event is free and open to the public.  

   

*Thursday,  November 17, 4:00-5:30pm   

Department of Music  

Lecture-Concert,  Italian Baroque Music from the Jewish Ghetto  

Nicholas McGegan, conductor, Christoph Wolff Distinguished Scholar in Residence   

A concert of the Music of Salamone Rossi with commentary by Francesco Spagnolo, Sherezade Panthaki, soprano, singers from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and instrumentalists from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (free and open to the public)  

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Music Building, 2nd Floor, Harvard University  

   

*Friday, November 18, 12:30-1:00pm  

Department of Music  

Café Concert, Music for Viols from the English Renaissance  

Harvard University Consort of Viols (Students from Music 181r)  

Fogg Museum Atrium (free and open to the public)  

   

Friday, November 18, 2016, 5:30pm  

SHAKESPEAREAN STUDIES  

“All’s Well and the Art of Love”  

James Kuzner, Brown University  

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

 

Friday and Saturday, November 18th – 19th, 2016  

Harvard History of Philosophy Workshop co-sponsored with the Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science and the BU College of Fine Arts Theater Program  

Event: “Émilie Du Châtelet: 310th Anniversary”  

 

-Friday, November 18th, 4:00 – Staged Reading of Émilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson  

BU Theater Lab, Rm. 104, College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Ave  

-Saturday, November 19th, 10:00 – 5:30pm: Talks by Judith Zinsser, George Smith, Ruth Hagengruber, Marius Stan, Andrew Janiak, and Katherine Brading.  

The Terrace Lounge, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave.  

Further details available at http://www.bu.edu/cphs/colloquium/  

 

Tuesday, November 22, 5:30 PM  

Brown University Medieval & Early Modern History Seminar  

The 37th William F. Church Memorial Lecture, “Ottoman Christians and the Question of Ottoman Society.”  

Molly Greene (Professor of History and Hellenic Studies at Princeton University)  

Smith-Buonanno Hall, room 106, Brown University, 95 Cushing St.,  Providence, RI, 02912

A reception will follow the lecture.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Monday, November 28, 5:30pm

Harvard Cartography Seminar

"Political Propaganda and the Mapping of the Russian Borderland in the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century: Strubicz, Kochanowski, Mercator"

Jakub Niedzwiedz (Jagiellonian University)

Room 133, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

 

*Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 5:30pm

Program in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Annmary Brown Memorial

Lecture: "Turkish tyranny in Renaissance Spain"

Andrew Devereux, Loyola Marymount University, L.A. California

Brown University, Annmary Brown Memorial (21 Brown Street), Providence, RI, 02912

Free of charge

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Lecture: “The Book Trade and the Demand for Literature in France, 1769-1789”

Robert Darnton, Harvard University

Barker Center, Room 110, Thompson Room, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 

 

**Tuesday, November 29, 6:00pm

Dialectical Thinking and the Humanities

Talk: “Physical and Metaphysical Constraints on Freedom: Malebranche on Animal Spirits, Brains, and Minds”

Julie Walsh, Wellesley College

Room 133, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge MA

 

**Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:15 PM

Harvard Renaissance Colloquium

William Porter (Harvard University)

Title TBA

Barker Center, Room 114, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

 

 

December

 

Friday, December 2, 2016, 5:30pm

SHAKESPEAREAN STUDIES

"Graduate Student Symposium"

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

 

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Holiday Concert

AyreCraft

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

Refreshments will be available after the concert. Free and open to the public.

www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required. Please arrive on time as space is limited. Seating is first come, first served.

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 5:00pm and Thursday, December 8, 2016, 4:30pm

Lecture & Seminar, "What is a Letter?"

Peter Stallybrass, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania

Yale University; Lecture, Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 5-6pm (Yale, Beinecke Library mezzanine); Seminar, Thursday, December 8, 2016, 4:30–5:45pm (Yale, Beinecke Library, room 9 on lower level)

 

Thursday, December 8, 5:30pm

Women and Culture in the Early Modern World

Lecture, "Monstrous Un-Making: Blood, Milk, Maternity, and Murder as Female Agency in Early Modern England"

Dianne E. Berg Tufts University

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

 

 

February

 

Wednesday, February 1, 6pm

Eighteenth-Century Studies

Talk Title TBA

Christie McDonald, Harvard University

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

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2016, 5:15 PM

Harvard Renaissance Colloquium

Title TBA

Holger Syme, University of Toronto

Location TBA

 

Monday, February 27, 6pm

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES 

Talk Title TBA

Meredith Martin (New York University) and Gillian Weiss (Case Western Reserve University),

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

 

 

March

 

Thursday March 2, 2017 - 4:30pm

Wesleyan Renaissance Seminar

Seminar title TBA

Ned Duval, Yale University

Boger Hall, 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 Michael Meere at mmeere@wesleyan.edu

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

 

Wednesday, March 22, 6pm

American Literature and Culture

Talk Title TBA

Leonard Von Morze, University of Massachusetts, Boston

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

 

May

 

Tuesday May 2, 2017 - 4:30pm

Wesleyan Renaissance Seminar

Seminar title TBA

Catherine Infante, Amherst College

Boger Hall, 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 Michael Meere at mmeere@wesleyan.edu

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