Past Lectures in Early Modern History

Past Lectures

Friday, November 8, 2013
Lecture in Early Modern History
Eric Dursteler on Language in the Early Modern Mediterranean : "A place that very well represents the Tower of Babel": Linguistic Pluralism and the Ecology of Language in the Early Modern Mediterranean

In the modern era one of the primary markers of national identity, the very stuff of blood and belonging, is language. There has been a tendency to project modern readings—or misreadings—of language onto earlier times; however, recent scholarship has suggested that the early modern linguistic world was in fact much more variegated.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Lecture in Early Modern History
Lecture in Early Modern History: Lee Palmer Wandel : Telling the Story: The Encounter and the Reformation

Telling the Story: The Encounter and the Reformation

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Lecture in Early Modern History
Seminar in Early Modern History: Dean Bell

“Re-Narrating Jewish and Christian Relations: Early Modern Germany through the Lens of Environmental History”

Dean Bell, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies

Friday, November 19, 2010
Lecture in Early Modern History
Lecture in Early Modern History: Carla Rahn Phillips

A Voyage to the Bottom of the Earth, 1581-84: Spain’s Ill-Fated Attempt to Colonize Patagonia
Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota

Friday, March 12, 2010
Lecture in Early Modern History
Lecture in Early Modern History: Ethan Shagan

Richard Hooker and the Authority of Moderation
Ethan Shagan, University of California, Berkeley

Saturday, April 18, 2009
Lecture in Early Modern History
Lecture in Early Modern History: John Morril

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Cromwellian Ireland, 1641-1660

John Morril, Selwin College, University of Cambridge

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Thursday, March 12, 2009
Lecture in Early Modern History
Lecture in Early Modern History: Trevor Burnard

Time, Space, and the Nation in the Reconsideration of the Contact Period of Early American History, 1550-1680
Trevor Burnard, University of Warwick
(now at University of Melbourne)

Thursday, September 25, 2008
Lecture in Early Modern History
Lecture in Early Modern History: David Shields

Everything Old Is New Again: European Discovery and the Projects of the Society of Antiquaries, 1572-1609
David Shields, University of South Carolina

Thursday, February 7, 2008
Lecture in Early Modern History
Lecture in Early Modern History: Anthony Grafton

The Culture of Correction: Humanism and the Practices of Publication in Renaissance Rome
Anthony Grafton, Princeton University