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                      Lent Term 2018

This seminar was previously known as Comparative Social and Cultural History. It has now merged with the Early Modern European History seminar and been divided into this seminar and a workshop alternating week by week throughout the term.

The seminar meets on alternate Thursdays at 1.00-2.30 in the Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Tea and coffee will be served.


17th January 2018*     
Jean Boutier and Arundhati Virmani (EHESS, Marseille)
Depicting the British Abroad: Discontinuities in Johan Zoffany’s Tuscan and Indian Experience, 1772-1789
*Joint seminar with the Centre of South Asian Studies at 5 p.m.        


1st February seminar CANCELLED


15th February 2018     
Tara Alberts (York)
Surgery, Alchemy, and Miraculous Cures: Selling European Medical ‘Expertise’ in Early Modern Southeast Asia 


1st March 2018
Roundtable on Mutability and Movement in Early Modern Urban Space with Filippo De Vivo (Birkbeck) on Venice, Charlie Taverner (Birkbeck) on London, Gabriela Ramos (Cambridge) on Lima, and Melissa Calaresu (Cambridge) on Naples, to be chaired by Mary Laven (Cambridge).


15th March 2018
Asli Niyazioglu (Oxford)
Garden Stories and Literary Networks in Sixteenth-Century Istanbul


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Helen Pfeifer (Christ’s),
William O’Reilly (Trinity Hall),
Mary Laven (Jesus)


Lent Term 2018 programme - print version



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