Welcome to EMWorkshop

The Early Modern Workshop (emworkshop 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 our mailing list, please subscribe below.

 

In addition, if you would like to know more about Harvard’s interdisciplinary activities concerning the early modern period please visit https://earlymodernworld.fas.harvard.edu

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spring Semester 2021
 

EM Workshop Fri-Sat Feb 12-13, 2021
Harvard-Princeton grad conference in Princeton. Please email earlymod at fas.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.
 

Thursday March 4, 2021 4PM EST
Daniel Blank (Harvard Society of Fellows), "Tense Futures: Shakespeare's Macbeth and Gwinne's Tres Sibyllae".
Co-sponsored by the Renaissance Colloquium, Department of English, and the Early Modern History Workshop.
Register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpd-uhqTMpGNXknwr45LSSz8Jh61RuoIyw


Thursday, April 15, 2021 4PM EST
Dror Wahrman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), “The Prince, the Jeweler and the Mogul: The Paradoxes on an Early Modern Object".
Sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop, Harvard.
Please register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcuqspzwpGtKqc-gQcsVjIny7xJSIUArV



Thursday, April 29, 2021 1PM EST
Theodor Dunkelgrün (Cambridge University), "Isaac Abendana (c. 1638-1699): Rabbinic learning and the Hebrew book in Restoration Cambridge and Oxford."
Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the Early Modern History Workshop and the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Book History, Harvard.
Please register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMoceuppjMiHtJ2yhjHtle00fmIMcOlCwi3

 

Fall Semester 2020

Tuesday, Sept 15 2020, 4-6pm
Aperitivo, the opening event of the Early Modern World Initiative at Harvard University: featuring introductory remarks by Leah Whittington and flash talks by David Atherton (East Asian Languages and Civilizations); Anne-Marie Eze (Houghton Library); Jeff McDonough (Philosophy); and Gordon Teskey (English). Followed by a virtual reception. Please email earlymod@fas.harvard.edu to RSVP and get the zoomlink.

 

Monday, Sept 21 – 5-7pm
The Legal history workshop presents R.H Helmholz (The University of Chicago), “Shakespeare and the European ius commune.” Please email Jamie Grischkan at jgrischkan at law.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.

 

Wednesday, Sept 23 – 3-5pm
The workshop on “Administrating differences: Recent Scholarship on Indigenous and Afro-Latin America” will feature a discussion of Ben Vinson III. Before Mestizaje: The Frontiers of Race and Caste in Colonial Mexico (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018), with author present.
Please email therzog at fas.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.

 

Monday, Oct. 5 – 5-7 pm
The Legal history workshop presents Arnulf Becker Loria (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile), “The Tawantisuyo invaded by demons: Inca interventions in Spanish colonial law.”
Please email Jamie Grischkan at jgrischkan at law.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 3-5pm
The workshop on “Administrating differences: Recent Scholarship on Indigenous and Afro-Latin America” will feature a discussion of Joanne Rappaport and Thomas Cummins. Beyond the Lettered City. Indigenous Literacies in the Andes (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011), with authors present.
Please email therzog at fas.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.

 

[EM workshop] Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020, 4:30-6pm.
Joris van den Tol (Post-doctoral Rubicon Scholar, Harvard University/University of Leiden), “The America Company: from networks to institutions in the Anglo-Dutch seventeenth-century Atlantic.” Commentator: Sergio Leos.
Please register here to receive the zoom link.

 

Monday, Oct. 19 – 5-7pm
The Legal history workshop presents Simona Cerutti (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris), “Justice for the poor? Jurisdiction and debt-credit relationships (Savoyard State, 18th century).”
Please email Jamie Grischkan at jgrischkan at law.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 21 – 3-5pm
The workshop on “Administrating differences: Recent Scholarship on Indigenous and Afro-Latin America” will feature a discussion of Ana Pulido Rull. Mapping Indigenous Land. Native land Grants in Colonial New Spain. (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2020), with author present.
Please email therzog at fas.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.

 

[EM workshop] Tues Oct 27 4-6pm
Renee Raphael (University of California at Irvine), "The communications circuit of bureaucratic knowledge: Production crises and refining innovations in late 16th-century Potosi."
Please register here to receive the zoom link.

 

Monday, Nov. 2 – 5-7pm
The Legal History Workshop presents Elizabeth Kamali (Harvard Law School), “The Horrible Sepulture of Mannes Resoun: Drunkenness and the Medieval English Common Law.” Please email Jamie Grischkan at jgrischkan at law.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 4 – 3-5 pm
The workshop on “Administrating differences: Recent Scholarship on Indigenous and Afro-Latin America” will feature a discussion of Larissa Brewer García. Beyond Babel: Translations of Blackness in Colonial Peru and New Granada (Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020), with author present.
Please email therzog at fas.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.

 

Monday, Nov. 9, 5-7pm - The Legal History Workshop presents Thomas J. McSweeney (William & Mary Law School), "Writing the Common Law in Latin in the Late Thirteenth Century." Please email Jamie Grischkan at jgrischkan@law.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.

 

Monday, Nov. 23 – 5-7pm - Legal history workshop presents Emanuele Conte (Università Roma Tre, Italy and EHESS, Paris), “Legal pluralism: from history to theory and back.” Please email Jamie Grischkan at jgrischkan at law.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.