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Things of Darkness and Early Modern Critical Race Studies

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a series of discussions on Race in Dialogue, which focuses on critical race studies in the humanities. Graduate students in HIST 522 Early Modern Europe at Northern Illinois University...

Saint Sebastian and the Arrows of the Plague

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library has published a new episode of its series on Learning from Premodern Plagues on “Saint Sebastian and the Arrows of the Plague.” Students in my courses on HIST 110 History of the Western...

Archaeological Fieldwork in the Age of Enlightenment

Jennifer Westerfeld (University of Louisville) will offer an online seminar on “‘I await the financial recovery of France’: Funding Archaeological Fieldwork in the Age of Enlightenment” on 18 September 2020. This seminar is hosted...

Marketing Premodern Studies Beyond Academia

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library recently hosted an online seminar on Marketing Premodern Studies Beyond Academia. This seminar, organized by Christopher Fletcher (Newberry Library) and Lindsey Martin (Northwestern University)...

The Atlantic World before Jamestown

Professor Peter Mancall will be presenting a lecture on the sixteenth-century Atlantic World at the Newberry Library on Saturday, 2 February 2019 at 10 AM – 11:30 AM. “In the 16th-century Atlantic world, nature and culture swirled in people’s...

Summer Archival Studies Seminar

The Medici Archive Project is offering a Archival Studies Seminar in Florence this summer. The call for applications reads: The Medici Archive Project (MAP) is pleased to announce the call for participation in our summer seminar in archival studies and...

Graduate Seminar at the Newberry Library

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a dissertation seminar for early modern historians in Fall 2016. Doctoral students at Newberry Consortium members, such as Northern Illinois University, as encouraged to participate....

Italian Paleography Seminar

2016 Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography at the Newberry Library Application deadline: March 1 The Newberry Library is offering a Summer Institute in Italian Paleography on Monday, June 27-Friday, July 15, 2016. The summer institute will be...

French Paleography Workshop

The Meeter Center for Calvin Studies will be holding a French Paleography Workshop this summer. The workshop is intended to prepare graduate students for manuscript research in French archives and French language collections. Masters students and doctoral...

Strategies of Religious Warfare at EUI

I enjoyed visiting Firenze earlier this week to give a presentation on “Strategies of Religious Warfare: Historical Reflections on Contemporary Religious Violence” at the European University Institute. Professor Olivier Roy (Robert Schuman...

Early Modern Workshop in Chicago

Demystifying the Archives Monday, April 13 The Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago is hosting a panel discussion concerning “the process of archival research in a graduate student’s career.” According to the workshop’s...

French Paleography Seminar

The Newberry Library is offering a seminar in French paleography. The Newberry’s announcement is reposted below: Application deadline: March 1 Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography June 22 to July 16, 2015, at the Newberry Library, Chicago Led...

Religious Fundamentalism and Terrorism

Originally posted on Center for the Study of Religious Violence: Olivier Roy (Professor at the European University Institute, Firenze) is giving a presentation on “Are terrorism and jihadism a consequence of a religious fundamentalist radicalization?” The...

The Insufficient Ark at U of C

The Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago is holding a discussion of Maura Capps’ dissertation chapter “The Insufficient Ark: A Political Ecology of a Failed Agricultural Department at the Cape of Good Hope, 1795-1806.” Maura...

Early Modern Workshop in Chicago

The Early Modern Workshop is meeting at the University of Chicago on Monday, January 12, at 5:00pm in Pick 319. Prof. Constantin Fasolt will lead a discussion on historical method and the challenges faced by historians of the late medieval and early modern...

Studying Shakespeare in Venice

The Shylock Project Fondazione Giorgio Cini Venice, 15 June – 11 July 2015 An intensive four-week course of study exploring the text and contexts of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. A rich program of lectures and creative workshops by leading...

Spanish Paleography Workshop

Application deadline: October 15 Weekend Workshop in Spanish Paleography Workshop dates: February 27-28, 2015 Instructor: Carla Rahn Phillips, emerita, University of Minnesota Apply online here: http://www.newberry.org/2015SpanishPaleographyWorkshopThis...

Lincoln Lecture at NIU

The W. Bruce Lincoln Lecture will be held on Monday 29 September 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Altgeld Auditorium at Northern Illinois University. This year’s speaker is Deborah Cohen, Peter B. Ritzma Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History, Northwestern...

Word and Image Graduate Workshop

Graduate Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students Word and Image in the Renaissance Led by James A. Knapp, Loyola University Chicago; and Jennifer Waldron, University of Pittsburgh Application deadline: September 22 Workshop: 9 am...

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