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Early Modern World History Workshop

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Michaelmas Term 2017


This workshop meets on alternate Thursdays during term in the Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College, from 1-2 p.m. It is a space for scholars to air work-in-progress and to gain feedback on new projects or arguments. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Tea and coffee will be served.


5 October 2017         

Anne Mariss (Regensburg)
Jesuit Material Culture in Bavaria, France, and Mexico (16th and 17th centuries)


12 October 2017       

Nicholas Mithen (EUI, Florence)
Political Theology and Interconfessional Networks in Early Eighteenth-Century Europe: Francesco Bellisomi between Naples, Halle, England, and Vienna.


26 October 2017       

Ruth Mackay (former CRASSH fellow)
Life in an Age of Pestilence: The Great Castilian Plague of 1596-1601


9 November 2017     

Victoria Bartels (Cambridge)
‘These many weapons [worn] by the bravi or by the belli in piazza’: Violence, Arms and Armor, and Masculinity in Sixteenth-Century Medicean Tuscany


23 November 2017

Richard Oosterhof (Cambridge)
Ingenuous Natives and the Untutored Mind: The Experience of New World Natures



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