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.
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.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Early Modern Studies Program
Telling the Story: The Encounter and the Reformation
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, 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.
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, 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).
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, 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.
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.