Recent and Forthcoming Early Modern Events

Call for Papers

Women and Quarrels in Early Modern France/Les Femmes et Les Querelles dans la France de la première modernité

University of Exeter, 18 March 2019. Confirmed speakers: Catriona Seth (University of Oxford) and Myriam Dufour-Maître (Université de Rouen).

This one-day conference sets out to investigate women’s roles as speaking subjects – rather than objects – in quarrels spanning  the mid-sixteenth to the late eighteenth centuries in France. It aims not only to bring together a series of case studies but also to  think about common concerns: how did women quarrellers negotiate a hostile reception? Is the art of quarrelling gendered? Does the study of female quarrellers nuance our approach to quarrels more generally?

Papers may be given in English or French, and should last 20 minutes. Abstracts of 200-300 words should be sent to Dr Helena Taylor, by 20 July. Contributions from early-career scholars are particularly welcome. Full details (in English and French) are here: Women and Quarrels CfP.


Summer Term 2018


> Digital Humanities Training Event: Mapping with the DECIMA Project
Led by Nick Terpstra (Toronto) and Colin Rose (Brock University, Canada) who run the DECIMA project, a GIS archive-based study of early modern Florence.
Digital Humanities Lab, Seminar Room 1, 10.30-12.30pm.

The workshop will explore mapping and analysis through the DECIMA resource. Aimed at staff and students curious about geospatial approaches in humanities research - no previous experience required. Numbers for this event are limited so please sign up through this link.

> CEMS Mini-Symposium: Mapping people and places in the early modern world
Digital Humanities Lab, Seminar Room 1, 1.30-5pm.

Confirmed speakers include: Nick Terpstra (Toronto), Ruth Ahnert  (Queen Mary’s, University of London) and Sebastian Ahnert (Cambridge), as well as our very own Richard Ward, Ayesha Mukherjee, Dana Durkee and Fabrizio Nevola. As the title suggests our theme will explore how digital humanities approaches of GIS/mapping and networks analysis are being applied to early modern studies. A coffee break will be provided. Download the full Digital Humanities Mini Symposium programme.



> Digital Humanities Training Event: GIS for Early Modern Studies, led by Patricia Murrieta-Flores (Lancaster).
Digital Humanities Lab Seminar Room 1, 10.00-2pm.

Patricia Murrieta-Flores is the Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Hub at Lancaster University. This training workshop will be useful for anyone curious about using GIS (geographic information systems) in their own research, or who wants to find out about the possibilities opened up by geospatial approaches more generally. No previous experience required! Numbers for this event are limited so please sign up today through this link. In the event of full capacity, preference will be given to PGR/PGT students.

> CEMS Seminar Series: Patricia Murrieta-Flores (Lancaster)
'After ‘they’ arrived: the redefinition of Mesoamerican geographies and the indigenous voices in the mapping of New Spain'.
Digital Humanities Lab, Seminar Room 1, 3.30-5pm.



> CEMS Postgraduate Conference 2018: Space, Place and Interface
The third annual CEMS postgraduate conference has a rich line-up, including keynote speakers Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck) and Chris Laoutaris (Birmingham). More details here.



> Digital Humanities Training Event led by Adam Crymble (Hertfordshire)
'The Digital Thesis: Managing your Data and Preparing it for Submission'.
Digital Humanities Lab, Seminar Room 1, 10.30-12.30pm.

This training workshop will be useful for both PGRs and staff who are (or will be) supervising PGRs in the Humanities. The data created by postgraduate researchers in the Humanities is increasingly in an electronic format — from Excel spreadsheets to 3D modelling. Knowing how to effectively manage electronic data and prepare it for submission is therefore essential. This workshop will provide introductory, hands-on training in data management specifically tailored for PGRs and their supervisors. Numbers for this event are limited so please sign up through this link.

> CEMS Seminar Series: Adam Crymble (Hertfordshire)
'Digital Approaches to the History of Migration in Eighteenth-Century Britain'.
Digital Humanities Lab, Seminar Room 1, 3.30-5pm.