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 

  • Sat., February 4 - REMS/ Cogut Center,  "Constructions of the Noble Savage: History, Literature, Theory

Pembroke Hall 305, 9:30am-6:00pm

Speakers include: Gautam Basu Thakur (Boise), Surekha Davies (WCSU) Christopher Krebs (Stanford), Felipe Martínez (Brown), Ourida Mostefai (Brown) 

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  • Tue., March 7 REMS/JCB, "European Rhetoric and Images for the Americas: The world of Diego Valadés, Franciscan artist and humanist,"  

A colloquium and roundtable discussion 
at the John Carter Brown Library 

Participants include Linda Báez Rubí, Byron Hamann​, Andrew Laird​ and ​Ken Ward

Organized by REMS and JCB
Co-sponsored by Dean of the Faculty, History of Art and Architecture, Hispanic Studies

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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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EARLYMOD THIS WEEK 

 

 

Tuesday Feb 14, 5pm 

Co-sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop and the Early Sciences Working Group

Talk: “A Centaur in London Observation and Reading in the Early Modern Study of Nature”

Fabian Kraemer (LMU Munich and Columbia Univ)

Science Center 300H, Harvard University

 

**Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:00pm

Harvard Renaissance Colloquium

Moon Voyage Reading Group 

Room 211, Barker Center, Harvard University

(co-sponsored with the Long 18th Century and Romanticism Colloquium)

The three texts discussed are: Ben Johnson, News from the New World Discovered in the MoonAphra Behn, The Emperor of the Moon; and Margaret Cavendish, The Blazing WorldThe links are to online versions of the texts that are in the public domain or (in the case of the Aphra Behn) available via Harvard Access.

 

Thursday, February 16, 5:30pm

Women and Culture in the Early Modern World

"The Queen's Two Corpora: Elizabeth I in Digital Contexts"

Kristen Abbott Bennett (Stone Hill College) and Erica Zimmer (Boston University)

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

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

 

Monday, February 27, 6pm

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES

"Turks in Chains: Maritime Art and French Propaganda during the Reign of Louis XIV"

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

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 28, 4:30-6:00 PM

Spring MEMHS series

Title TBA

Marcy Norton (Associate Professor of History, George Washington University)

Pavilion Room of Peter Green House, Brown University, 79 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02906

 

 

March 

 

Thursday March 2, 2017, 4:30pm

Wesleyan Renaissance Seminar

Seminar title: Mutations of a “Fixed Form”: The Rondeau from 1350 to 1650 and beyond

Ned Duval, Yale University

Boger Hall, Rm. 113, Wesleyan University, 41 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT 06459

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/

 

Monday, March 65:15-7pm

Harvard Renaissance Colloquium

"Chaos is come again" (Othello 3.3.92): Latency and Opacity as Achievements of Shakespeare's Stage

Anselm Haverkamp (New York University)

Location TBA

 

Tuesday, March 7, 5pm

VISUAL REPRESENTATION, MATERIALITY, AND MEDIUM

Talk: "The Shape of Painting: Eighteenth-Century Departures from the Rectangle"

David Pullins (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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

 

Thursday, March 16, 5:30pm

WOMEN AND CULTURE IN THE EARLY MODERN WORLD

Ana Schwartz (University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Houses of Shame: The Gender of Colonial New England Poetry"

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

 

Friday, March 17, 5:30 pm

Shakespearean Studies Seminar

"Disabling History in Julius Caesar"

Jessica Tabak (Providence College)

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

 

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

 

**Thursday, March 23, 5:30pm

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Book History

“Global Cervantes”

Roger Chartier (Paris, and University of Pennsylvania)

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard University

 

Friday, March 24, 2017, 8:45am – 4:45pm

(Dis)entangling Global Early Modernities, 1300-1800, a one-day conference

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge MA

Panels on Ideas (speakers: Sophus Reinert, Anand Venkatkrishnan, Michael Tworek, Carolien Stolte), Books (speakers: Holly Shaffer, Nir Shafir, Devin Fitzgerald, Alexander Bevilacqua), and Scholarly Practices (speakers: Ananya Chakravarti, Kirsten Windmuller-Luna, Stuart McManus, Gregory Afinogenov). Closing roundtable with panelists David Armitage, Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, Roger Chartier, Eugenio Menegon, Laura Mitchell.  For the full schedule and to RSVP (by March 10) see http://earlymod.fas.harvard.edu/event/disentangling-global-early-modernities-1300-1800

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Harvard Renaissance Colloquium

Reginald Wilburn (University of New Hampshire)

Title TBA

Barker 211, 6:00-8:00

Co-Sponsored with Race and Ethnicity Colloquium

 

Friday, March 31, 5pm

PERSIAN AND PERSIANATE STUDIES

"Betrayed By Earth and Sky: Poetry of Disaster and Restoration in 18th Century Iran"

Matthew C. Smith (Harvard University)

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

 

 

April 

 

Tuesday May 24:30-6:00 PM

Spring MEMHS series

Talk title TBA

Charles Carroll (PhD candidate, Department of History, Brown University)

Pavilion Room of Peter Green House, Brown University, 79 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02906

 

Equinoxes Conference: Memory/Rupture

4/21/2017 (All day) to 4/22/2017 (All day)

Location: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

CFP deadline extension: February 15, 2017 

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – 4:30pm

Sponsored by: Wesleyan University, Romance Languages and Literatures, College of Letters

Lecture title: The French Machine

Speaker and Institution: Katie Chenoweth, Princeton University

Where: Romance Languages and Literatures Highwaymen Common Room, 300 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459

Additional information: In this lecture, Chenoweth will address the role of printing in the “rise” of the vernacular in the sixteenth century.

Contact: Michael Meere, at mmeere@wesleyan.edu

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

 

Wednesday, April 5, 4.15pm

Sponsors: The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies; The Study-Group “Transformation of Work in Contemporary Capitalism”; and The Center for History and Economics

Talk: “Resisting Capitalism and its Effects on Working Class Economic Strategies in Early Modern Europe”

Laurence Fontaine, EHESS – CNRS

CGIS, S030, Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge MA

 

*Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6pm

Women and Culture in the Early Modern World

L'Égalité prescrite par la nature: equality, Family relations, and a contested inheritance at the end of the old regime"

Hannah Callaway, Department of History, Harvard

Room 110, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Tuesday April 18, 4:30-6:00 PM

Spring MEMHS series 

Talk: “English Seamen and the Realm: Were Medieval Mariners 'Political'?”

Maryanne Kowaleski (Joseph Fitzpatrick SJ Distinguished Professor of History and Medieval Studies, Fordham University)

Pavilion Room of Peter Green House, Brown University, 79 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02906

 

Friday, April 21, 5:30 pm

Shakespearean Studies Seminar

“Seneca and the Antisocial in King Lear

Curtis Perry (University of Illinois)

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

 

 

May 

 

Tuesday May 2, 2017 - 4:30pm

Wesleyan Renaissance Seminar

Seminar title: Text against Image: Morisco Tales of Transgression in Early Modern Spain

Catherine Infante, Amherst College

Boger Hall, Rm. 113, Wesleyan University, 41 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT 06459

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/

 

Tuesday May 24:30-6:00 PM

Spring MEMHS series

Talk title TBA

Charles Carroll (PhD candidate, Department of History, Brown University)

Pavilion Room of Peter Green House, Brown University, 79 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02906

 

WednesdayMay 3, or Thursday, May 4, 2017 (TBA)

Harvard Renaissance Colloquium

Maria Devlin (Harvard University)

"Renaissance Comedy: A Retrospective"

Location and Time TBA

 

*Thursday, May 4, 2017, 5:30pm

Women and Culture in the Early Modern World

"Some Early Modern Literary Legacies of Anne Boleyn"

F. Elizabeth Hart, Independent Scholar

Barker Center, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138