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Michaelmas 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, unless otherwise specified, 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.


11 October     

Peter Burke (Cambridge)
When was and what is early modernity?


19 October (note time change: 12.30 – 2 p.m.)

Joint seminar with History of Scholarship and Religion seminar

The Bible in the Vernacular with Mack Holt (George Mason University), Kirsten Macfarlane (Cambridge), and Abigail Brundin (Cambridge)


25 October     

Antje Flüchter (Universität Bielefield)
Evangelization as cultural translation. The case of early modern Jesuits


8 November  

Mack Holt (George Mason University)
The politics of wine in early modern Burgundy


22 November (note time change: commences 5.00 p.m.)

Roundtable discussion with Flora Dennis (Sussex), Filippo de Vivo (Birkbeck) and Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge) to mark the publication of The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy by Abigail Brundin, Deborah Howard, and Mary Laven (Oxford University Press).   



Previous seminar podcasts on itunes


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



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