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Welcome to EmeWorkshop

The Early Modern European 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 write to emework at fas.harvard.edu .


Tuesday Feb 7, 12-1:30
Early Modern History Workshop
“Passport policy: administering the Habsburg-Dutch border through travel permits, 1580-1665”
Bram de Ridder, of the U of Leuven,
CGIS S153, Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge MA

Tuesday Feb 14, 5pm
Co-sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop and the Early Sciences Working Group
Talk: “A Centaur in London Observation and Reading in the Early Modern Study of Nature”
Fabian Kraemer (LMU Munich and Columbia Univ)
Science Center 300H, Harvard University

Thursday March 23, 5:30pm
Co-sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop and the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Book History
Talk: "Global Cervantes"
Roger Chartier (EHESS Paris and UPennsylvania)

Location: Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard University


Fall 2016:

Welcome Back Aperitivo & Faculty Research Projects Panel,
Thursday, September 8, 5pm – 7 pm, Robinson Hall Lower Library and Great Space
An opportunity to connect with early modernists from across the
University and to learn about the work of some of our colleagues. A short
panel discussion followed by wine and refreshments.
Panelists: David Armitage, History; Joe Connors, History of Art and
Architecture; Sylvaine Guyot, Romance Languages and Literatures; Tamar
Herzog, History

How the Humanities Changed the World
Rens Bod, University of Amsterdam
With comments by Ann Blair (History) and James Simpson (English)
Monday, October 3, 5-7pm, Robinson Hall Lower Library
Co-sponsored by the Colloquium in Intellectual History

Contesting the English Revolution
A Conference in Memory of Mark Kishlansky
Friday & Saturday, October 14 – 15, Robinson Hall Lower Library
    Organized by Paul Halliday, Eleanor Hubbard and Scot Sowerby.
Fri October 14, 2-3pm: Keynote: “Why was Kish a Historian?” John Morrill,
University of Cambridge

Knowing Kinship. Epistemologies of Relatedness in Medieval Law
Simon Teuscher, University of Zurich
Monday, October 17, 5pm – 7 pm, WCC 3034 (Harvard Law School)
Co-sponsored by the European Legal History Workshop

“Priests of the Law” or “Vipers of the Commonwealth”: Legal Professionals, Legal Knowledge, and Litigiousness in Early Modern Europe.
Michael Breen, Reed College
Monday, October 31, 5pm – 7 pm, WCC 3034 (Harvard Law School)
Co-sponsored by the European Legal History Workshop

"Humanism in New Spain and the huehuehtlahtolli (speech of the ancients)"
Aysha Pollnitz, Rice University
Tuesday, November 1, Noon – 1:30pm, Robinson Hall Lower Library




(Dis)entangling Global Early Modernities, 1300-1800

NEW: Download the opening remarks here

March 24, 2017 8:45am to 4:45pm
Organizers: Michael Tworek (Harvard), Stuart McManus (UChicago), Devin Fitzgerald (Harvard), Anja Goeing (Harvard)
Location: Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Info: Please click on the link above



Harvard University 
October 14 – 15, 2016

Contesting the English Revolution
A Conference in Memory of Mark Kishlansky

Organized by
Paul Halliday, University of Virginia,  Eleanor Hubbard, Princeton University,  Scott Sowerby, Northwestern University

Cosponsored with
the Department of History at Harvard University

Mark Kishlansky, a leading historian of early modern Britain and the Frank Baird, Jr., Professor of History at Harvard, passed away on 19 May 2015.  Friends and colleagues of Mark are warmly invited to attend a conference in his memory on 14-15 October 2016 in the Lower Library at Robinson Hall.  The conference will feature panels by Mark's PhD students and colleagues.  The keynote speaker will be Prof. John Morrill of the University of Cambridge, "Why was Kish a Historian?"  His talk will be followed by a roundtable discussion of Mark's life and work.

For full schedule, click here

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