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The Earlymod mailing list is designed to foster intellectual exchange among early modernists of all disciplinary and regional specializations, especially in the greater Boston area. The resources tab of this website also offers links to a variety of databases, library catalogues and online projects. We welcome suggestions for new links and resources, submissions of events to publicize by email, and requests to be added to our mailing list. Please write to earlymod at fas.harvard.edu to announce an event, offer suggestions, or to sign up or unsubscribe to the earlymod events list.

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The Early Modern History Workshop (emework at fas.harvard.edu) is based in the History Department at Harvard and announces events sponsored or co-sponsored by early modern historians at Harvard. These events are also listed below on this page, including our annual graduate conference with Princeton. To join this smaller mailing list, please subscribe below.


Spring Semester 2019

February 15–16 | Princeton University
The Thirteenth Annual Harvard-Princeton Graduate Conference in Early Modern History 
Program and further information at https://earlymod.fas.harvard.edu/conferences

Monday, February 25, 5:15 pm | Robinson Hall, Basement Seminar Room
Co-sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop and Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History
Colin Kidd (University of St. Andrews; CES, Harvard)
"Peculiarities of the English Enlightenment" 

Tuesday, March 5, 4:15 pm | Robinson Hall, Lower Library
Co-sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop and Medieval History Workshop
Mackenzie Cooley (Hamilton College; Cornell University)
"The Fragility of Difference: Animals, Humans, and the Renaissance Invention of Race"

Tuesday, April 23, 5:15 pm | CGIS South S020
Co-sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop and Harvard Political Theory Colloquium
Gabriele Pedullà (Università degli Studi Roma 3; IAS, Princeton)
"Republicanism and Humanism” (with a response by James Hankins)

Tuesday, April 30, 5:15 pm | Robinson Hall, Lower Library
Sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop
Avinoam Naeh (Hebrew University; Harvard)
"Bible Exegesis, the Ancient Israelites, and the Early Modern Question of Usury” (with comment by Sophus Reinert, HBS)





Fall Semester 2018

Thursday Sept 20, 5:15pm | Barker 133, 12 Quincy St, Harvard
Sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop
Aperitivo featuring short talks by Anja Goeing (History, Harvard), Felipe Pereda (HAA, Harvard), Sophus Reinert (Harvard Business School), and Michelle Sanchez (Harvard Divinity School)

Monday Oct 1, 5:15pm | Robbins Library, Second Floor of Emerson Hall
Sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop
Lodi Nauta (University of Groningen), The Critique of Scholastic Language in Renaissance Humanism and Early-Modern Philosophy
Cosponsored by the History of Philosophy Workshop, Harvard

Monday Nov 12, 5:15pm | CGIS S354, Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge MA
Sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop
Valeria Lopez Fadul (Wesleyan), “The World in the Library” (on knowledge gathering and history writing in early Latin America)

Monday Dec 10, 12-2pm | Robinson Hall Lower Library
Sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop
Daniel Juette (NYU), Sinful Slumbers: Sleeping in Church and the Prehistory of Boredom



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