Early Modern World History Workshop

Seminar or event series

This is a space for scholars to air work in progress and to gain feedback on new projects or arguments. We often hear from our graduate students, usually in paired papers, as well as from colleagues and visiting historians.

This workshop is complemented by a longer seminar alternating week by week throughout the term. Both fora adopt a global approach to the early modern and we are keen to explore connections and comparisons within and beyond Europe.

 

Events

Oct
21

A Seed of Doubt: Early-Modern Edible Art and Knowledge in the Mesoamerican and Transatlantic Traditions

Joshua Fitzgerald (Cambridge)
Nov
4

Delicious but sinful gifts: Sweetness, gender and morality in early modern Spain

Marta Manzanares (Cambridge)
Nov
18

The Political Economy of Cross-Cultural Violence: Malukans and Iberians at the Dawn of the Spice Wars, 1575–1606

José Miguel Escribano Páez (Sevilla)
Online: Zoom
Dec
2

Situating the Prophet: Reading Islamic and Extra-Islamic Histories in Early Modern China

Dror Weil (Cambridge)
Page credits & information

Banner image: Detail from The Etcher’s Press - The Printmaker’s Shop (1642) by Abraham Bosse 1602-1676. From Art Institute of Chicago

At a glance

Term
Michaelmas Term
When
alternate Thursdays from 3.00 - 4.00pm (unless otherwise indicated)
Where
Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College, unless otherwise indicated
Convenor(s)
Dr Melissa Calaresu (mtc12@cam.ac.uk)
Dr Valentina Caldari
Professor Mary Laven (mrl25@cam.ac.uk)
Dr William O'Reilly
Dr Helen Pfeifer
Dr Gabriela Ramos
Professor Ulinka Rublack