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


Program:
Venue: JCB Seminar Room
3.00 Introduction and welcome
3.05 Andrew Laird: Misrepresentation, Fray Diego Valadés, and the Rhetorica Christiana
3.30 Linda Báez Rubí, New Thoughts surrounding Fray Diego de Valadés’ work 
4.00 Byron Hamann, Visible Speech and Printed Money: Diego Valadés from Mexico to Granada to China
4.30 Break

Venue: Reading Room: 
4.45 Response: Jeffrey Muller 
5.05/5.10 Q&A
5.30 Ken Ward 'Show and Tell’ session: John Carter Brown Library holdings bearing on Valadés
6.30 Drinks at Viva, Thayer Street (Cash bar)
8.00 Dinner for speakers

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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 

 

 

*Friday, March 17, 3 PM

A lecture in the occasional series "Where is History Now?"

“Trajectories in the History of the Reformation: Roots and Repercussions, Methods and Legacies”

Alexandra Walsham, Cambridge University

Boston College, History Department Seminar Room, 3rd Floor Stokes Hall South

 

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

 

Monday, March 20, 2017, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Julian Weiss, King's College London: "In the Tracks of Josephus: Reading Jewish History and Belief in the Early Modern Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds, 1492–1687"

The Houghton Library-Medieval Studies Lecture in Early Book History is co-sponsored by the Houghton Library and the Committee on Medieval Studies.

Location: Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room, Harvard Yard

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 5:00 pm

Richard Saivetz' 69 Lecture in Architecture 

"Francesco Borromini (1599-1667): Personality and Destiny of a Baroque Genius"

Joseph Connors, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

Mandel Center for the Humanities, room G03 (ground floor auditorium), Brandeis University, Waltham MA

Free and open to the public

Directions: http://www.brandeis.edu/mandelhumanities/contact.html

Parking in lot immediately past the Center, to the right

 

**Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6pm

American Literature and Culture, Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard 

Talk: "Did the Early U.S. Have a Multilingual Public Sphere?"

Leonard Von Morze, University of Massachusetts, Boston

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

 

*Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 4.00-6.00 pm 

The Latin American History Seminar and Workshop at Harvard “Administrating differences in Latin America: historical approaches.”

Talk: “The Jewish Inca of Paititi and Guaman Poma’s Torah: Indians, Portuguese conversos, and the Jewification of the Spanish Monarchy.”

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra (University of Texas at Austin)

Harvard University, CGIS (1730 Cambridge St.) S450

 

Thursday, March 23, 10am

Workshop

Julian Weiss, King's College London: "Creating Vernacular 'Literature' in Renaissance Spain and Portugal"

Houghton Library, Harvard University

 

Thursday, March 23, 2pm

Workshop

Julian Weiss, King's College London: "Creating Vernacular 'Literature' in Renaissance Spain and Portugal"

Location: Houghton Library, Harvard University

 

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

 

Thursday, March 23, 5:00 pm

Richard Saivetz' 69 Lecture in Architecture 

“Guarini's Chapel of the Holy Shroud in Turin: Faith in Geometry”

John Beldon Scott, Director - School of Art & Art History, Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor of the Arts, University of Iowa

Mandel Center for the Humanities, room G03 (ground floor auditorium), Brandeis University, Waltham MA

Free and open to the public

Directions: http://www.brandeis.edu/mandelhumanities/contact.html

Parking in lot immediately past the Center, to the right

 

**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: Xin Wen, Anand Venkatkrishnan, Michael Tworek, Carolien Stolte), Books (speakers: Holly Shaffer, Nir Shafir, Devin Fitzgerald, Alexander Bevilacqua), and Scholarly Practices (speakers: Ananya Chakravarti, Kristen 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 see http://earlymod.fas.harvard.edu/event/disentangling-global-early-modernities-1300-1800 

 

Friday, March 24th, 2017

FILM SCREENING: 3:00 - 5:45pm; PANEL DISCUSSION: 6:00 - 7:30pm

Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College

Film screening event (Free entrance): "Silence," a film by Martin Scorsese, film screening and panel discussion

Hitomi Omata Rappo, Boston College; Robert A. Maryks, Boston College

Higgins Hall 300, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467; directions: http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/schools/cas_sites/aads/BC_Directions_Higgins_000.pdf

Martin Scorsese’s epic movie, "Silence," follows two seventeenth-century Jesuit missionaries as they travel from Portugal to Japan in search of their missing mentor, who is believed to have rejected Christ under torture. It’s the story about the global christian mission’s history in the Early modern period.

Website URL: http://www.bc.edu/centers/boisi/s17/silence.html

To reserve a seat: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKl-xLSq1ZQnthOu9AMG7PYnOf9HSVzms-AsJkjPhOe-qCug/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

 

Tuesday, March 28, 4pm

Renaissance Studies

Talk Title TBA

Dominique Brancher (Université de Bâle)

Room 133, Barker Center, Harvard University

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm

Harvard Renaissance Colloquium

Reginald Wilburn (University of New Hampshire)

Title TBA

Barker 211, Harvard University

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

 

*Friday, March 31, 8:30am–3:00pm

Bristol Community College's History Department and Holocaust Center

Conference: "Crimes Against Humanity: A Conference on Native American Genocide"

Keynote Address: "History of Violence, The Violence of History: Native American Genocide

Keynote speaker: Karl Jacoby (Columbia University)

Jackson Arts Center Auditorium, Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA, 02720

RSVP: ron.weisberger@bristolcc.edu

 

 

 

 

April 

 

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 6, 2017, 4pm

Renaissance Studies

Talk: "Pastoral Bronze Sculpture in Early Modern Venice"

Jodi Cranston (Boston University)

Room 201, Warren House, Harvard University

 

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

 

*Thursday, April 13, 2017, 5:00 pm

France and the World Seminar, Harvard Mahindra Humanities Center

Lecture: "The Voice of the Amerindian Convert in Jesuit Relations in Canada: From the New Adam to the Universal Sinner, and from the Savage to the Noble Savage"

Anne Régent-Susini (University Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Room 114, Barker Center, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138

http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/voice-amerindian-convert-jesuit-relations-canada-new-adam-universal-sinner-and-savage-noble

 

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

 

Friday, April 21–22, 2017

Equinoxes Conference: Memory/Rupture 

Location: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 5:30pm

Women and Culture in the Early Modern World

"Houses of Schame: The gender of Colonial New England Poetry"

Ana Schwartz (University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Room 515, Sackler Building, Harvard University, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

*Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:00 to 17.00 h.

Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University

International Workshop: Arts and Court Cultures in the Iberian World (1400–1650)

Speakers: Prof. Mercedes Gómez-Ferrer (Universitat de València); Prof. Jorge Sebastián (Universitat de València); Dr. Borja Franco (UNED, Madrid); Prof. Cristelle Baskins (Tufts University); Prof. Felipe Pereda (Harvard University).

RCC Conference Room, Harvard University, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Visual strategies of legitimization became increasingly important for Iberian monarchies during the late medieval and early modern periods. Mediterranean dynastic, diplomatic, and military endeavors called for effective propaganda, both in the metropolis and in viceregal territories, such as southern Italy. Such efforts include architecture, both ephemeral and permanent, the decoration of palaces, court portraiture, and historiography.

http://rcc.harvard.edu/event/arts-and-court-cultures-iberian-world-1400-1650

RSVP rcc@harvard.edu – jorge.sebastian@uv.es

 

May 

 

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

 

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