Past Lectures in Early Modern History

Past Lectures

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Early Modern Studies Program
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This symposium aims to explore the complexities of Latin America during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, grappling with the multiple perspectives of the many Indigenous and European cultures involved in this time of contact and conflict. This is a hybrid program, with two scholarly sessions in the morning and a public keynote address in the afternoon.
Thursday, April 10, 2014Friday, April 11, 2014
Early Modern Studies Program
State trials were the quintessential media events of later Stuart England. The more important of these trials attracted vast public attention, serving as pivot points in the relationship between the governors and the governed.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Early Modern Studies Program
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.
Thursday, September 19, 2013Saturday, September 21, 2013
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Comparing Political Unions in the Late Medieval and Early Modern World, 1350-1801
The study of political union in the late medieval and early modern periods is too often carried out within a conceptual framework derived from models of national statebuilding, in which the unitary nation state is seen as the goal of political development and individual unions are studied in isolation.
Thursday, March 21, 2013Saturday, March 23, 2013
Early Modern Studies Program
In the last thirty years, the study of early modern religious, especially women, has flourished. No longer reserved to historians of religion and spirituality, the field attracts scholars in multiple disciplines: women’s and gender studies, literature, history of art and music, social history, etc.—so much so, in fact, that we lose sight of its full interdisciplinary potential.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Early Modern Studies Program
Diuerse lingue: Thomas Morley and the Problem of National Language in Renaissance Music
Diuerse lingue: Thomas Morley and the Problem of National Language in Renaissance Music
Friday, October 19, 2012
Early Modern Studies Program
This symposium will bring together scholars interested in topics related to Anglo-Dutch relations; English and Dutch colonial efforts; or Native and Indigenous studies as inflected by English and Dutch colonization in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Early Modern Studies Program
Telling the Story: The Encounter and the Reformation
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Medieval Studies Program
The Poetry of the Stars, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
The Poetry of the Stars, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Early Modern Studies Program
The lachrymose nature of Jewish history has received a good deal of critical re-evaluation over the past several decades, with important and innovative studies shedding light on a range of Jewish and Christian relations throughout medieval and early modern Europe.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Early Modern Studies Program
With the resurgence of interest in the history of sovereignty, the study of the early modern period has gained a new resonance in contemporary critical and political debates.
Thursday, September 15, 2011Saturday, September 17, 2011
Early Modern Studies Program
A Conference in Honor of Sister Ann Ida Gannon, BVM
Friday, February 11, 2011
Early Modern Studies Program
Directed by Jyotsna G. Singh, Michigan State University, and Matthew Dimmock, University of Sussex.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Early Modern Studies Program
Francis Drake’s unexpected raids on Spain’s overseas colonies in 1577-80 alarmed the Spanish court and its global bureaucracy. The first official response to those raids was the expedition led by Diego Flores de Valdés and Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Milton Seminar
A Staged Reading
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Milton Seminar
A (Belated) Celebration of Milton’s 400th Birthday John Milton’s LifeStephen Fallon, University of Notre Dame
Friday, March 12, 2010
Early Modern Studies Program
Richard Hooker’s Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie describes the Church of England as a middle way between dangerous extremes of Catholicism and Presbyterianism.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Medieval Studies Program
Session 1: Disability in the Middle Ages Chair: Sandra Sufian, University of Illinois at Chicago
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Early Modern Studies Program
Learn more about the speaker: John Morril, Selwin College, University of Cambridge.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Early Modern Studies Program
Learn more about the speaker: Trevor Burnard, University of Warwick (now at University of Melbourne).
Friday, March 6, 2009
Early Modern Studies Program
Shakespeare and the History of Philosophy
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Early Modern Studies Program
Montaigne-Shakespeare: Biographical and Editorial Crossroads
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Early Modern Studies Program
England’s first chartered society entertained several political and cultural ambitions: the importance of Italian humanist geography in considerations of national history; the invention of two English national traditions, one Roman, one Anglo-Saxon; the elaboration of a body of legal precedent to counteract monarchical experiments with absolutism; the promotion of empire as an atavistic nationa
Thursday, September 25, 2008Saturday, September 27, 2008
Early Modern Studies Program
Re(con)figuring Association and the Impact of European Expansion, 1500-1700
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Early Modern Studies Program
Calculating Engines: Minds, Bodies, Sex, and Machines on the Eve of the Enlightenment Jonathan Sawday, University of Strathclyde (currently at Saint Louis University) Learn more about Center for Renaissance Studies programs.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Early Modern Studies Program
Hybridity, mimickry, negotiation, Orientalism, alterity, and the “middleground,” are only a handful of concepts that have redefined the terrain of cultural studies. Building upon this theoretical legacy, this symposium challenged participants to reassess familiar concepts such as the nation-state and to question existing interpretive models.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Early Modern Studies Program
Professor Grafton’s talk will focus on printers’ correctors in the fifteenth century, and will offer some unusual illustrations as evidence for examining the evolution of correctors’ practices during the transition from manuscript to print publication.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Medieval Studies Program
Sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University Welcome Leah S. Marcus, Vanderbilt UniversityHolly Tucker, Vanderbilt University Opening remarks
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Early Modern Studies Program
The Merchant of Venice and the Venice of Merchants
Session 1: The Venice of Merchants Edward Muir, Northwestern UniversityRobert Davis, Ohio State University Charles Rosenberg, University of Notre Dame
Thursday, March 2, 2006Saturday, March 4, 2006
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
This cross-disciplinary conference investigated the enduring significance of space and place in scholarship of the early Americas against the backdrop of the Newberry Library’s world-class cartographic holdings.
Thursday, February 21, 2002Sunday, February 24, 2002
Medieval Studies Program
Sponsored by the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, The Evelyn Dunbar Memorial Early Music Festival, the Northwestern University School of Music, and the Northwestern University Program in the Study of Imagination. The Evelyn Dunbar Memorial Early Music Festivals have been made possible through the generous support of Northwestern alumni Ruth Dunbar Davee and her late husband, Ken M.