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.



Managing Difference in the Spanish Empire: From Medieval European Law to Native Custom in Colonial Mexico

Yanna Yannakakis
Venue: Sidney Smith room

Textile ornaments and their migrations: Islamic prayer rugs esteemed, sold and copied among Muslim and non-Muslim aficionados.

Suraiya Faroqhi
Venue: Ramsden Room

Francis Bacon and Fulgenzio Micanzio: books and ideas between London and Venice in the early seventeenth century.

Filippo De Vivo
Venue: Ramsden Room
NOTE Change of time: 5.00 -7.00pm

The Orthodox nun: microhistories in an imperial context.

Liudmyla Sharipova
Venue: Sidney Smith Room
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Banner image: detail from The Prospect of Constantinople by Melchior Lorck

At a glance

Lent Term
3.00 - 4.30 pm unless otherwise indicated
St Catharine's College, see event for room location
Dr Valentina Caldari (vc376@cam.ac.uk)
Dr Marina Ini
Professor Mary Laven
Dr Gabriela Ramos