Early Modern Research Cluster

This cluster is inspired by a desire for a multidisciplinary community with shared and varied interests in early modern studies. It will serve as a forum for faculty, graduate and interested undergraduate students. The EMRC conceives of ‘early modern’ as global and flexibly ranging from 1300-1800. The group will meet once a month to hear talks and discuss papers by UBC faculty from different departments (Asian Studies, Economics, English, FHIS, History, Music) and from invited speakers. 

Convener: John Christopolous

Meetings will be held in Buchanan Tower, room 1197. 


Term 1

Sept. 20: James Fleming (SFU, English): "'The more Navigation increaseth': Sir Francis Bacon's idea of discovery and the origins of scientific naturalism"- For more info: https://www.history.ubc.ca/events/j-d-fleming-more-navigation-increaseth-sir-francis-bacons-idea-discovery-and-origins

Oct. 25: Michael Wintroub (UC Berkeley, Rhetoric): "Balance of Trust: Hostages, Stars, Bonnets and Beads on a sixteenth century voyage of discovery"- Fore more info: https://www.history.ubc.ca/events/michael-wintroub-uc-berkeley-balance-trust-hostages-stars-bonnets-and-beads-sixteenth-century

Nov. 6: Mi Gyung Kim (North Carolina State University, History): "A People-Machine: Visualizing the Nation"- For more info: https://www.history.ubc.ca/events/mi-gyung-kim-people-machine-visualizing-nation-revolutionary-france

Nov. 16: Bronwyn Wilson (UCLA, Art History): "Perspective, the Horizon, and the Human Compass. On the phenomenology of conversion and some early modern Mediterranean travel images"- For more info: https://www.history.ubc.ca/events/perspective-horizon-and-human-compass-phenomenology-conversion-and-early-modern-mediterranean


Term 2

Jan. 25: Saygin Salgirli (UBC, AHVA): "Sequencing Images, Sequencing Social Order: The Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Manuscript"- For more info: https://www.history.ubc.ca/events/saygin-salgirli-ubc-ahva-sequencing-images-sequencing-social-order-story-eighteenth-century

Feb. 1: Susanna Braund (UBC, CNRS): "Distaff vesus Crozier: the Gender Politics of Marie de Gournay's Translation of Virgil" - For more info: https://www.history.ubc.ca/events/susanna-braund-ubc-cnrs-distaff-versus-crozier-gender-politics-marie-de-gournays-translation

Mar. 1: Ilinca Iurascu (UBC, CENES): "In Papyro: Jacob Christian Schäffer and the Reinvention of Paper"- For more info: https://www.history.ubc.ca/events/ilinca-iurascu-ubc-cenes-papyro-jacob-christian-sch%C3%A4ffer-and-reinvention-paper

Mar. 21: Mary Terrall (UCLA, History): "Indigo Trials and Tribulations: Michel Adanson's Encounter with Africa"-For more info: https://www.history.ubc.ca/events/mary-terrall-university-california-los-angeles-indigo-trials-and-tribulations-michel-adansons