Early Modern European History Programme, 2019-20

Date / time: 6 November - 1 June, 5:15 pm

Early Modern European History Programme, 2019-20

Institute of Historical Research European History Seminar, 1500-1800

Convenors: Zoltan Biedermann, Philip Broadhead, Liesbeth Corens, Silvia Evangelisti, Filippo de Vivo, Joël Félix, John Henderson, Kat Hill, Julian Swann

Mondays at 17.15 unless otherwise stated

Past & Present Room, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Autumn Term 2019

6 November      John Henderson (BBK), Jane Stevens Crawshaw (Oxford Brookes) and Carole Rawcliffe (UEA), discussion of John Henderson’s Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City (Yale, 2019), Birkbeck, Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square. Note different day and venue.

11 November    Hannah Murphy (KCL): ‘Skin before Colour in Early Modern Medicine’ and Lavinia Maddaluno (Warburg and Villa I Tatti), ‘“Things which are public and cannot be possessed”: Negotiating Public Health and Land Management in the eighteenth-century Duchy of Milan’

25 November    Roundtable on Microhistory and Global History, Past & Present special supplement 2019, edited by John-Paul Ghobrial (Oxford), with Margot Finn (UCL and RHS), Maria Fusaro (Exeter), and Giuseppe Marcocci (Oxford)

9 December       Chloe Ireton (UCL) and Carmen Fracchia (BBK), discussion of Carmen’s Black but Human: Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700 (OUP, 2019)

Spring Term 2020

6 January           Mette Ahlefeldt-Laurvig (Oxford), ‘Feast or Shame: The ritual of churching of women after childbirth in early modern Denmark’

20 January         Tracey Sowerby (Oxford), ‘An English Book at European Courts: James VI/I’s Apologie (1609) as Diplomatic Gift’

27 January         Jonathan Smyth (BBK) in collaboration with Modern France Seminar: ‘Revelation and Revolution – Prophets and  revolutionaries in France from 1750 to 1860′ (note day change, room tbc).

17 February       Alex Bamji (Leeds) ‘Corpses, Urban Space and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Venice’

2 March             Roundtable on ‘Witnessing Terror: French Revolutionary Prints, 1793-4’. Discussants: Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley (Exeter), Colin Jones (QMUL), Simon Macdonald (QMUL), Richard Taws (UCL). Held at UCL Art Gallery

16 March           Peter Burke and Maria Lucia Pallares-Burke (Cambridge) ‘Knowledge for Travel/Travel for Knowledge’

Summer Term 2020

18 May              Sharon Strocchia (Emory), ‘Fare la prova: The Use of Human Subjects in Renaissance Drug Trials’

1 June                Oren Margolis (UEA), ‘After Daedalus: Printing as Architecture and the Invention of Publishing’