Welcome to the Early Modern Workshop

The Early Modern 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 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

Fall Semester 2022


Tuesday, September 12, 4:30 pm EDT
Early Modern World Aperitivo, featuring four flash talks:
Melissa McCormick (EALC and History of Art and Architecture), “The Gilded Library: Reevaluating Early Modern Japanese Manuscripts as Bridal Books”
Eric Nelson (Government), “Philo and the Early-Modern Rehabilitation of ‘Democracy’”
Alan Niles (English), “Who Were Harvard’s First Indian Students?”
Si Nae Park (EALC), “How Printers of Vernacular Novels Made Reading Easier in Early Modern Korea”
Followed by a reception
Location: Robinson Hall, History Department Conference Room (formerly known as Lower Library) **New location

 

Tuesday, September 20, 4:30pm EDT
Peer Seminar
Ashley Gonik (G6, History), "Traversing Temporalities: The Historical Table as Diagram"
Location: Robinson Hall, History Department Conference Room (formerly known as Lower Library)

Please RSVP here to receive the pre-circulated paper and Zoom information for this hybrid event.

 

Tuesday, October 11, 4:30 pm EDT
Peer Seminar
Kelly McCay (G5, History), "The Making of Shorthand Manuals"
Location: Robinson Hall, History Department Conference Room (formerly known as Lower Library)

Please RSVP here to receive the pre-circulated paper and Zoom information for this hybrid event.

 

Monday, October 24, 6 pm EDT
James Raven (University of Cambridge, UK), "Monsters, Myths and Methods: A Global Book Biography and the Enlightenment Reception of Erik Pontoppidan's The Natural History of Norway (1752–5)"
Location: Robinson Hall, History Department Conference Room (formerly known as Lower Library)

Co-sponsored by Scandinavian Studies, Harvard

 

Tuesday, November 8, 4:30 pm EST
Peer Seminar
Yuval Givon (Associate, History), "An Early-Modern Broadcast: News of the Manchu Conquest of China in the Jesuit Annual Letters, 1644–1649"
Location: Robinson Hall, History Department Conference Room (formerly known as Lower Library)

Please RSVP here to receive the pre-circulated paper and Zoom information for this hybrid event.