Early Modern World History
This seminar grows out of the Comparative Social and Cultural History Seminar, founded in the 1980s by Peter Burke (Emeritus Professor of Cultural History) and the late Bob Scribner. In line with developments in scholarship, the seminar has evolved a more global approach to the early modern and often highlights new work on encounters and exchanges. Our programme usually includes a mixture of full-length papers given by distinguished speakers and roundtable events. We are especially keen to hear suggestions from our graduates of historians to invite and topics to discuss.
This research seminar is complemented by a workshop alternating week by week throughout the term.
In keeping with History Faculty policy, seminars will be held virtually at least until the end of 2020. We hope to be able to return to physical meetings in 2021, at which tea and coffee will be served.
We are grateful for the support of the Trevelyan Fund.
This year’s Seminar will be held via Zoom and will meet on alternating Thursdays at 3 p.m. and finish at 4.30 p.m. Details of meetings will be circulated via the Faculty mailing lists and website.
Ignorance and the ‘Shambolic State’ in Early Modern Europe
Panel on Environmental histories of the early modern world
Banner image: detail from The Prospect of Constantinople by Melchior Lorck