Early Modern World History

Seminar or event series

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.

We are grateful for the support of the Trevelyan Fund.

Previous seminar podcasts on itunes.

Events

Jan
27

Renaissance Florence meets sub-Saharan Africa: Mixed Ancestry Children at the Innocenti

Kate Lowe (QMUL)
Feb
10

England's Commercial Community and the Institutions of Early Modern Global Trade

Ed Smith (Manchester)
Feb
24

Iberian Navigations and the Politics of Early Atlantic Encounters: Revisiting Expansion, Rethinking Attraction

Zoltán Biedermann (UCL)
Mar
10

Street Politics & Empire: Symbolic Killings of Viceroys in Seventeenth-century Mexico City and Goa

Giuseppe Marcocci (Oxford)
Page credits & information

Banner image: detail from The Prospect of Constantinople by Melchior Lorck

At a glance

Term
Lent Term
When
Thursdays from 3.00 -4.30pm
Where
Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College
Convenor(s)
Dr Melissa Calaresu (mtc12@cam.ac.uk)
Dr Valentina Caldari
Professor Mary Laven (mrl25@cam.ac.uk)
Dr Gabriela Ramos