November 24, 2020 – Amy Remensnyder

June 30th, 2020 No comments

MEMHS: Nov. 24, 2020, 4:30 PM (online) – Amy Remensnyder (History,) “The Restless Sea: Storm Shipwreck and the Mediterranean, c.a. 1000-c.a. 1700.” There is a pre-circulated paper for this meeting.

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February 23, 2021 – Mayer Juni

June 27th, 2020 No comments

MEMHS: February 23, 2021, at 4:30 PM (online) – Mayer Juni (gr. stud., History,) “The Politics of Biography: Inquisition, Empire, and Identification in the Spanish Atlantic (1570-1610).” The pre-circulated paper is attached.

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March 23, 2021 – Charles Carroll

June 25th, 2020 No comments

MEMHS: March 23, 2021 at 4:30 PM (online) – Charles Carroll (frm. gr.stud., History).  “‘To Know the Ordinances of the Heavens’: Preaching Manliness at the University of Paris.” The pre-circulated paper is attached.

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September 24, 2019 – Tara Nummedal

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MEMHS: 24 Sept., 4:30 P.M. – Tara Nummedal (History,) “Sound and Vision: The Alchemical Epistemology of Michael Maier’s Atalanta fugiens.” (A link to the essay: http://142.93.180.216/. Please contact Maria Sokolova for the password Maria_Sokolova@Brown.edu.) Pavilion Room, Department of History, 79 Brown St.

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October 22, 2019 – Kristen Block

July 31st, 2019 No comments

MEMHS: 22 Oct., 4:30 P.M. – Kristen Block, (University of Tennessee but currently a fellow at the JCB,) “Contagious Insensibility: The Emotional Terrain of Leprosy, Race, and the Enlightenment in the French Antilles.” Pavilion Room, Department of History, 79 Brown St.

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November 26, 2019 – Kajun Chen

July 29th, 2019 No comments

MEMHS: 26 Nov., 4:30 P.M. – Kajun Chen (East Asian Studies) will be sharing some of his work on porcelain. “Imperial Models: Design and Technology in State-Controlled Porcelain Manufacture in Early Modern China.” Pavilion Room, Department of History, 79 Brown St.

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February 25, 2020 – Sabrina Minuzzi

July 27th, 2019 No comments

MEMHS: 25 Feb, 5:00 P.M. (Note: time changed) – Sabrina Minuzzi, “«Merchandise for Profit» and «Merchandise for Honor» Artisans of Secrets and their contribution to Early Modern Italian pharmacopoeia.” Pavilion Room, Department of History, 79 Brown St.

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March 10, 2020 – The 40th William F. Church Memorial Lecture, Nick Wilding (Georgia State University)

July 25th, 2019 No comments

MEMHS: 10 March, 5:30 PM – The 40th William F. Church Memorial Lecture, Nick Wilding (Georgia State University,) “False Impressions: A History of Print Forgery.” Smith-Buonanno Hall, 106.

Prof. Nick Wilding is a historian of early modern Italy, of the book, and of science. A recipient of many awards and fellowships, and author of many works, most notably Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge (2014), he also became visible internationally when in 2012 he exposed a grand fraud. Wilding proved that a proffered copy of Galileo’s famous treatise on the use of a telescope to observe the stars, Sidereus Nuncius (1610), purportedly including Galileo’s own watercolors of the moon, was a clever forgery. It helped to bring the director of the Girolamini Library in Naples, Marino Massimo De Caro – part of the Berlusconi network – to justice. (De Caro was also found to have embezzled many hundreds of books from the library he oversaw.) Wilding also featured prominently in the PBS documentary about how the fraud was exposed, “Galileo’s Moon” (which premiered on July 2, 2019). 

Free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

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April 28, 2020 – Leland Grigoli

July 23rd, 2019 No comments
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