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Connecting Seas Lecture Series
The Getty Center
Museum Lecture Hall
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles CA 90049
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7pm
Kevin Terraciano, University of California, Los Angeles
"Imagining the Conquest of Mexico"
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2pm
Adam Hochschild, University of California, Berkeley
"Object of Plunder: The Congo through the Centuries
In conjunction with the exhibition Connecting Seas: A Visual History of Discoveries and Encounters, this lecture series documents how people have crossed seas to discover other cultures, from sixteenth-century Aztec Mexico to the nineteenth-century Belgian Congo. Internationally renowned scholars Kevin Terraciano and Adam Hochschild elucidate how historic moments of cultural encounter and colonial exploitation were captured visually in books, prints, and photographs.
Admission to this event is free. To attend, please make a reservation by visiting www.getty.edu/visit/calendar or calling (310) 440-7300.
Performance: “B. Franklin” by Robert Lesko
Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre
5636 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA 90038
Dates: March 28, 2014 to April 27, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm
For more information or to book your group, please contact Lauren Hill (email@example.com). Tickets are available for purchase.
About the Show
Scientist. Inventor. Politician. Diplomat. Statesman. Writer. Wit. Rebel. Hero of the American Revolution. Founding Father. Ladies Man. Family man. Benjamin Franklin (1706- 1790) accomplished more in his 84 years than most men could in several lifetimes. In his new theatre piece B. FRANKLIN, writer-performer Robert Lesko brings this fascinating individual vividly to life.
We join Franklin at his home on Market Street in Philadelphia. He relives for us his many triumphs, including his diplomatic success in the French court, his romantic conquests, his contributions to establishing the new nation called the United States of America; and also his sorrows, among them his greatest heartbreak: estrangement from his sole surviving son.
Robert Lesko received an MFA from Catholic University and an MBA from Wharton School. His local stage credits include “Room Service,” “Both” and “Fernando” at Open Fist Theatre; “The Heiress,” “Iphigenia In Aulis” and “The Circle” for Circus Theatricals; and “Charlotte: Life? Or Theatre?” at the MET Theatre. He also performed in multiple productions at Arena Stage, at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre in “Richard III,” and elsewhere in regional theatre. His television credits include “The Young and the Restless” (CBS), “Countdown to Looking Glass” (HBO) and “Bearskin” (PBS). He resides with his wife in Pasadena.
CFP: Enlightenment senses? Eighteenth-Century Sensorium(s), Theory and Experience.
Centre for Enlightenment Studies
King's College London
Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, 2014.
Proposal deadline: March 8, 2014
This two-day conference aims to bring together those concerned with the social and cultural history of the senses in the period from 1650-1790 as well as those working on literary or intellectual histories of the senses in an attempt to encourage a more active dialogue between these areas. The conference aims to link ‘sensory histories’, concerned with embodied sensory experience and representation, with ‘histories of the senses’ in which the intellectual and medical understandings of the senses are foregrounded. Papers are invited that reflect on the wide variety of issues described above and their connections with notions of ‘Enlightenment’. We particularly welcome papers that seek to critique the utility of the ‘Enlightenment’ for the understanding of the senses in the seventeenth and eighteenth-centuries.
Proposals are invited from across disciplines for papers of 20 minutes in length. Proposals of up to 300 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief biography attached. The deadline for proposals is 03/08/2014.
The conference is being organised by William Tullett, Alice Marples & Marlee Newman.
The Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography at the Getty Research Institute
July 14–August 1, 2014
Application Deadline: March 3, 2014
This three-week intensive residential course offers an introduction to reading and transcription of handwritten Italian vernacular texts from the late medieval though the early modern periods. The course trains students in paleographical skills and offers an overview of materials and techniques. It also situates the history of scripts within the larger historical, literary, intellectual, and social contexts of Italy.
Students examine a wide range of documents including literary, personal, legal, notarial, official, and ecclesiastical works. The course also provides an orientation to the system of Italian archives and allows students to work with inventories, letters, diaries, and other primary source materials from the Getty Research Institute and other collections in the area.
For more information on the Institute and the application process, and to access the link to our online application, please visit:
CFP: Godly Governance: Religion and Political Culture in the Early Modern World, c. 1500-1750
University of York, United Kingdom
Friday, June 27, and Saturday, June 28, 2014
Proposal deadline: March 1, 2014
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Peter McCullough (Oxford), Prof. Peter Lake (Vanderbilt) and Dr Lucy Wooding (KCL)
We warmly invite proposals of 200-250 words for 20-minute papers from scholars working on the early modern period in any field or geographical area, and proposals for panels of three or four papers (consisting of three abstracts and a title). We particularly welcome interdisciplinary approaches to these subjects. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- spaces of religious performance or performative religion
- the reception of godly polemic
- sites of engagement with religious or political themes in the arts and literature
- the roles of gender, class, and sociability in the formation of confessional identities
- godly governance writ large in the government of the state or in local government
- the politics of individual and communal spirituality
- religio-political collisions in material and visual cultures.
Demystifying Research at the Huntington Library for Advanced Graduate Students in Medieval and British Studies
Registration deadline: February 28, 2014
The Library and Office of Research is putting on a one-day workshop for PhD candidates (or those who will be ABD by 1 September 2014) in the fields of Medieval and British Studies. This program is designed to introduce new scholars to the vast holdings and resources at the Huntington Library and to demystify the publishing and fellowship application processes. Please see the attached flyer for details.
Date: Friday 21 March, 2014
Time: 9:30-5:00pm (Coffee at 9:00am)
Location: Seaver 1 & 2, Huntington Library
For more information: Demystifying_HEH_Program_Announcement.docx
GA-EMS Call for Members
Join GA-EMS as a way of furthering your professional and intellectual
development and connecting with other USC graduate students from all areas of early modern study. Read the Frequently Asked Questions and the GA-EMS Constitution for more information, and contact email@example.com to enroll!
Rutgers British Studies Center
(RBSC) supports a rich variety of programming—lectures, conferences, seminars, workshops, and roundtables—dedicated to the interdisciplinary analysis of British history and culture.