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 

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

  • Tue., November 8 - Aysha Pollnitz (Rice University,) "Humanist education and early modern politics"
  • Tue., November 29 - Andrew Devereux (Loyola Marymount University, L.A. California,) TBA

 


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.  

EARLYMOD THIS WEEK  
 
 
*Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 4:30 PM
“‘Every household should have a copy of this text:’ Guides to Daily Life and the Popular Reading Public in Early Modern China,”    
Cynthia Brokaw, Chen Family Professor of China Studies and Professor of History (Brown University), 
Pavilion Room, Department of History, Brown University, 79 Brown St., Providence, RI 02912
  


Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5-7 PM  
Early Science Working Group  
Talk and Discussion, “A History of Medieval Science: Knowledge, Objects, and Communities in Europe and the Islamicate World”  
Katharine Park, Harvard University, History of Science  
Ahmed Ragab, Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School  
Science Center, Room 469, Harvard University, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138  
 
 
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:00pm  
Beth Blum (Harvard University), Jinah Kim (Harvard University), Deidre Lynch (Harvard University), David Stern (Harvard University), and Kate van Orden (Harvard University)  
Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA    
 
Monday, September 26 – Friday, September 30, 2016  
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies  
Tim Carter, UNC Chapel Hill  
Renaissance Center, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.  
Tim Carter of UNC Chapel Hill will be in residency at the Renaissance Center. To make an appointment to meet during his office hours, please call 413-577-3600.  www.umass.edu/renaissance  
*Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – 4:30pm
Wesleyan Renaissance Seminar
Seminar, "Looking the Part: Status and Ethnicity in Dress in Early Modern Ireland”
Bríd McGrath, Trinity College Dublin
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

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, September 28 2016, 4:00 pm  
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Lecture, Renaissance Wednesday Lecture: “Listening to Music in Early Baroque Italy.”  
Tim Carter, UNC Chapel Hill  
Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.  

Free and open to the public. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.  www.umass.edu/renaissance  

No reservations required.  
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5:00 p.m.  
The Annual Josephine Von Henneberg Lecture in Italian Art,   
sponsored by the Art, Art History, and Film Department, Boston College  
"Renaissance Art and Disaster"  
Gary M. Radke, Syracuse University   
Devlin Hall, Room 101, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467  
Reception immediately following  
Please RSVP: 617-552-6459elliotj@bc.edu  
For directions and parking: http://www.bc.edu/a-z/maps.html  
 
 *Wednesday, September 28 at 5:15 PM  
Harvard Renaissance Colloquium  
"'All Things With Double Terror': Nature as First and Last Judgment in Milton's 'Paradise Lost'"  
Björn Quiring (Freie Universität Berlin)

 

Barker Center, Room 114, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA
Thursday, September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Community Class, Science and the Renaissance
“Science and the Renaissance (Rocking the Boat)”
James van Luik, Professor Emeritus from UMass, Philosophy of Science
Renaissance Center, Classroom, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Please pre-register by September 28th at 413-577-3600 or at renaissance@english.umass.edu.
 

October
 
Saturday, October 1, 2016 9am–7pm
Fall 2016 New England Renaissance Conference 
"Purity and Contamination in Renaissance Art and Architecture" 
MIT, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA :E15, bottom floor: Bartos Theater
 
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00 am
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Conference, Graduate Conference
Diana Henderson, MIT
Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.
$10.00 includes admission to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon coffee. Advance registration is required. Diana Henderson of MIT will give the keynote address.
Visit the conference blog at http://renaissanceconference.wordpress.com for more details.
 
Monday, October 3, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Running 8 Weeks
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Community Class, Shakespeare with Marie Roche
Marie Roche, Visiting Scholar at Renaissance Center
Renaissance Center, Classroom, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Timon of Athens and King Lear.  www.umass.edu/renaissance
Please pre-register by October 2nd at 413-577-3600 or at renaissance@english.umass.edu.
 

Monday, October 3, 2016, 5-7pm 
The Early Modern Studies Group at Harvard University, Co-sponsored by the Colloquium in Intellectual History

Lecture, "How the Humanities Changed the World"
Rens Bod, University of Amsterdam
With comments by Ann Blair (History) and James Simpson (English)
Robinson Hall, Lower Library, Harvard University,   35 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Lecture

“Monteverdi and the Birth of Opera.”

David Gruender, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.  www.umass.edu/renaissance
 

*Thursday, October 6, 2016, 5:30 pm

Women and Culture in the Early Modern World
Lecture, "Early Modern Women's Studies and Scholarly Book Publishing: Personal Reflections" 
Erika Gaffney,  Amsterdam University Press 
Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA  

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 4:00 pm

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Lecture, Renaissance Wednesday Lecture with Ernie Gallo
Ernie Gallo, UMass Amherst
Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.
Ernie Gallo of UMass Amherst will be presenting a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture at 4 pm on the subject of Galileo. Free and open to the public. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.
www.umass.edu/renaissance No reservations required.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 5:00pm and Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4:30pm
Yale Program in the History of Books
Lecture & Seminar, "Chronological Cruxes in the Shakespearean Canon"
Margreta de Grazia, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania 
Yale University; Lecture: Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016, 5-6 PM (Beinecke Library mezzanine); Seminar: Thursdays, Oct 13, 2016, 4:30 – 5:45 PM (Beinecke Library, room 9 on lower level)
 
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4:30 pm
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Lecture, Five College Renaissance Seminar
"Mary Wroth's Blank Spaces"
Jennifer Higginbotham, Ohio State University
Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.
Free and open to the public.
www.umass.edu/renaissance No reservations required.
 
*Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Early Science Working Group, co-sponsored with the Science, Religion and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School
Andover Hall, Room 102, HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge MA

Friday, October 14, 2016, 5:30pm
Talk Title TBA 
Mary Thomas Crane, Boston College 
Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA  
 

Friday & Saturday, October 14 – 15, 2016

The Early Modern Studies Group at Harvard University
Contesting the English Revolution: A Conference in Memory of Mark Kishlansky
Conference organized by Paul Halliday, Eleanor Hubbard and Scot Sowerby
Robinson Hall, Lower Library, Harvard University,   35 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA



Friday, October 14, 2016, 2-3pm

Keynote: “Why was Kish a Historian?” 
John Morrill, University of Cambridge
Robinson Hall, Lower Library, Harvard University,   35 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

Monday, October 17, 2016, 5pm – 7 pm 

The Early Modern Studies Group at Harvard University
"Knowing Kinship. Epistemologies of Relatedness in Medieval Law"
Simon Teuscher, University of Zurich
Wasserstein Hall, WCC 3034, Harvard Law School
Co-sponsored by the European Legal History Workshop
*Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:30pm
Liise Lehtsalu, PhD cand., Brown University 
Pavilion Room, Department of History, Brown University, 79 Brown St., Providence, RI, 02912
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 4:00 pm
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Lecture
“Shakespeare vs. The Audience.”
Brett Gamboa, Dartmouth College
Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.  www.umass.edu/renaissance

No reservations required.


*Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 5:15 PM
Harvard Renaissance Colloquium
"Baroque Optics and Góngora’s El Polifemo
Hudson Vincent (Harvard University) 
Barker Center, Room 114, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA
 
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 5pm
"Marginal Lives and Fractured Families: Archives and Rural Farmworkers in Early Modern Iceland"
Douglas Bolender, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 
 

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 5pm
Harvard Cartography Seminar
"The Old World and the New, ca. 1500: History and Geography Before and After Noah's Flood"
Walter Stephens, Johns Hopkins University
Boylston Hall, Room 237, Harvard University


Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6pm
Mahindra Humanities Center Lecture
"The Place of the Mechanical in Liberal Studies"
Ann Blair, Harvard University 
Barker Center, Thompson Room, Room 110, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 
 
**Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6pm 
"'Evidence that Might Assist in a Further Research': Testimony, the Law, and the Supernatural, 1688-1832"
Penny Fielding (University of Edinburgh), 
Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA  
 
*Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 5-7pm
Harvard Early Sciences Working Group

 

Science Center, Room 469, Harvard University, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 4:00 pm
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Lecture, Rare Book Show and Tell
Jeff Goodhind
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Renaissance Center, Reading Room, UMass Amherst, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.
www.umass.edu/renaissance No reservations required.
 
*Wednesday, October 26 at 5:15 PM
Harvard Renaissance Colloquium
"The Dumb Show Speaks: Religious Re-Creations in Early Modern Drama." 
Bailey Sincox (Harvard University) 
Barker Center, Room 114, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA


Monday, October 31, 2016, 5pm – 7 pm 
The Early Modern Studies Group at Harvard University
Lecture, “Priests of the Law” or “Vipers of the Commonwealth”: Legal Professionals,
Legal Knowledge, and Litigiousness in Early Modern Europe
Michael Breen, Reed College
Wasserstein Hall, WCC 3034, Harvard Law School
Co-sponsored by the European Legal History Workshop



 

November

 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Noon – 1:30pm 
The Early Modern Studies Group at Harvard University

"Humanism in New Spain and the huehuehtlahtolli (speech of the ancients)"
Aysha Pollnitz, Rice University

Robinson Hall, Lower Library and Great Space, Harvard University,   35 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA
*Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Harvard Early Sciences Working Group
Science Center, Room 469, Harvard University, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138
*Thursday, November 3, 2016,  5:30pm  
"The Unbearable Lightness of Anne Green: An Infanticide's Unlikely Afterlife, 1651-Present" 
Marina Leslie, Northeastern University, 
Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA  

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2:00 pm
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
First Sunday Concert:  “When I See Wynter Coming”
The Harper and The Minstrel
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.
 
*Monday, November 7, 2016, 3:00 PM
Harvard Renaissance Colloquium, Co-sponsored with MHC History of the Book Seminar
Master Course on Social History of Paper, Signcutting, and Signsewing. 
Juliet Fleming (New York University) 
Location: Houghton Library
 
*Monday, November 7, 2016,  5:15 PM
Harvard Renaissance Colloquium, Co-sponsored with MHC History of the Book Seminar
"Gleaning"
Juliet Fleming (New York University) 
Location TBA 
 
*Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Harvard Early Sciences Working Group
Science Center, Room 469, Harvard University, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138


Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 5-6 PM and Thursday, November 10, 2016, 4:30–5:45 PM 
Yale Program in the History of the Book
Lecture & Seminar, "Book-Piracy in the Reign of Mary Tudor" 
Peter Blayney, University of Toronto
Yale University; Lecture, Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 5-6 PM (Yale, Beinecke Library mezzanine); Seminar, Thursday, November 10, 2016, 4:30–5:45 PM (Yale, Beinecke Library, room 9 on lower level)
 
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 4:30 pm
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Lecture, Five College:  “Antihonorificabilitudinitatibus: