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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

Friday, April 28, 2017
Early Modern Studies Program
An Early Modern Studies Symposium
Please register by 10 am Friday, April 28, 2017
Twitter hashtag for the symposium: #NLEM17 Speakers and details will be added later. Preliminary Schedule 8:30 to 9 am Coffee and Continental Breakfast 9 to 10:30 am Readers Meet Author Session
Thursday, September 21, 2017Saturday, September 23, 2017
Early Modern Studies Program
An Early Modern Studies Conference
This is the third meeting under the general rubric of Politics of Conversion, sponsored by Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies, a multi-year SSHRC-funded project. The first, smaller, meeting was held at the University of Warwick in July 2015, and the second will be at McGill University in June 2016.