Friday, October 27, 2023 

“A Universal Man of Slavic Enlightenment: Science and Empire in the Works of Feofan Prokopovich (1677–1736)”

University of Southern California
Taper Hall, 309K
2:00 – 4:00 pm (PT)

This event is co-sponsored by the USC Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, and the USC Levan Institute for Humanities.


Monday, November 6, 2023

“Black Lives in the Archives”

London-based opera singer Peter Brathwaite, author of Rediscovering Black Portraiture (Getty, 2023) opens up questions about black lives in the archives—what is revealed and what is concealed? How has our understanding of history been shaped to favour one reality above all others? Drawing on his own Barbadian heritage, Peter explores how oral tradition and living culture add a depth of understanding to lives that are often too thinly drawn in surviving records. Roundtable respondents are Ambereen Dadabhoy (Harvey Mudd College, Literature), Adam Gilbert (USC Thornton), and Alaina Morgan (USC, History). Facilitator: Lisa Pon (USC, Art History).

11 am – 12 pm (PT)
Register here for this online event.

Co-Sponsored by Collaborations in History, Art, Religion, and Music (CHARM), USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, and USC Visual Studies Research Institute.


Wednesday, November 8, 2023 

Robert C. Ritchie Distinguished Fellow Lecture
“The Poisoning: A War Crime in Early Virginia and the Origins of English America”

Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA
Rothenberg Hall
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (PT)

Visit the Huntington Library website to obtain free tickets.

This event is sponsored by the Huntington Library.

EMSI PhD Dissertation Fellowship Information Session


Thursday, November 28, 2023 

Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA
Rogers Classroom
11:00 am – 12:00 noon (PT)

We encourage USC Dornsife students interested in applying for an EMSI Fellowship this year or in the future to join this session to learn more about the application process and other opportunities with EMSI.


Thursday, February 8, 2024

University of Southern California
Taper Hall, THH309K
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (PT)

Join us to see this 30-minute film by Black Italian screenwriter, director, producer and actor Daphne Di Cinto. Ms. Di Cinto will join us online for a Q&A discussion.

Register to participate online.

This event is co-sponsored by CHARM, USC Civic Imagination Project, USC Dornsife Center for the Premodern World, Levan Institute of the Humanities, Department of French and Italian, and USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute.

Davor Antonucci, Università degli Studi “La Sapienza” di Roma


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

“In the footsteps of Marco Polo: The image of China in the west from antiquity to the 17th century”

USC, University Park Campus
Mudd Hall 101
3:30 – 5:00 pm (PT)

See the event flyer.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Classics, CHARM, & EMSI.