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Early Modern Studies Programs

Carte du Cap Francois de Saint Domingue, Ayer MS 257, Map197

Carte du Cap Francois de Saint Domingue, Ayer MS 257, Map 197.

Since the center’s inaugural Lecture in Early Modern History, given in 2008 by Anthony Grafton, the Lecture in Early Modern History series presented cutting-edge research by historians of note. Topics ranged from early Italian Renaissance book publication and eighteenth-century learned societies to South American colonization, early Anglican theology, and Cromwell’s Ireland, presented by scholars from throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

Starting with the 2015-16 academic year, we have changed formats. Instead of individual lectures, we plan to hold a biennial full-day Early Modern Studies Symposium, expanding the scope to include the work of scholars in other disciplines—the literatures of various languages, art history, philosophy, and so forth—as well as history.

Past Early Modern Studies programs

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, September 14, 2017Saturday, September 16, 2017
Early Modern Studies Program
Martin Luther to Muhammad Ali
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register.
The third meeting under the general rubric of Politics of Conversion, this three-day conference at the Newberry is sponsored by Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive, Ecologies, a multi-year SSHRC-funded project. The overall goal of the Politics of Conversion series is to develop new understandings within the following three areas of inquiry: