Workshop for the Early Modern Period (WEMP)
The Workshop for the Early Modern Period (WEMP) provides a forum for graduate students to present research on any aspect of early modern history in a friendly and sociable environment. These workshops are an excellent platform to trial potential avenues of research, receive feedback on your work, and gain experience presenting to a group and responding to ideas and questions.
TERM CARD | MICHAELMAS 2023
The Michaelmas 2023 program will operate in hybrid format. Zoom links will be distributed to the WEMP mailing list in advance of each workshop (see below to join).
30 October / Money and Poverty
EDWARD STEIN (Trinity, Cambridge)
Writing for Money: The Biblio-Picaresque in John Taylor’s Travailes of Twelve-Pense (1621)
MISHAEL KNIGHT (Peterhouse, Cambridge)
The common chest and the gazophylacium
13 November / The Materiality of Faith
JOSHUA RUSHTON (Leeds)
The Materiality of the Eucharist in Venetian Parish Churches, c. 1545-1690
LEOPOLDO MARTÍNEZ (Mexico City)
The Sacred at Home: The Devotional Objects of a Catholic Indian Cacique in Bourbon New Spain
20 November / Dress, Textiles, and Identity (joint session with MCEMW)
ELLI STOGIANNOU (Utrecht)
Dressing the part: Material Identity, Mobility and Danger in Ottoman Greece
VENDY HOPPE (Manchester)
The Velvet City: Renaissance Venice and the Consumption of Silk Velvets
ELLIE DORAN (Jesus, Cambridge)
Cosimo I de’ Medici and Eleonora di Toledo: sculptural garments and the construction of gendered identity
27 November / Travelling Objects in the Microcosm
ZIFENG ZHAO (Homerton, Cambridge)
Arranged Experience in Porcelain Cabinets: Shaping Perception of East Asia at the 18th-Century German Courts
KERRY-LOUISE APPS (Open University/National Trust)
A World in a House by the Thames?
EUAN HUEY (Wolfson, Oxford)
Renegade Knowledge: Material exchange between Manila and Brunei in the trial of Miguel de Piña, 1587-c.1588
Format of Meetings
The format consists of two or three twenty-minute papers followed by discussion, questions, and feedback. Workshops are well attended by students from a range of disciplines.
Contact and Information
The 2023-24 convenors for WEMP are Lavinia Gambini, Jennifer McFarland and Christian Owen. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Subscribe to our mailing list here. Venues and links to join virtually will be circulated to the workshop mailing list.
This workshop thanks the Faculty of History for its financial support.