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.
Telling the Story: The Encounter and the Reformation
“Re-Narrating Jewish and Christian Relations: Early Modern Germany through the Lens of Environmental History”
A Voyage to the Bottom of the Earth, 1581-84: Spain’s Ill-Fated Attempt to Colonize Patagonia
Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota
Richard Hooker and the Authority of Moderation
Ethan Shagan, University of California, Berkeley
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Cromwellian Ireland, 1641-1660
Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Lectures in Early Modern History.
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)
Everything Old Is New Again: European Discovery and the Projects of the Society of Antiquaries, 1572-1609
David Shields, University of South Carolina