The Early Modern Research Cluster (EMRC) is inspired by a desire – expressed by colleagues and students in different departments – for a multidisciplinary community with shared and varied interests in early modern studies. The EMRC seeks to create such a community and to foster dialogue and debate. It will serve as a forum for faculty, graduate and interested undergraduate students, and affiliates and colleagues beyond UBC. The EMRC conceives of ‘early modern’ as global and flexibly ranging from 1300-1800.
This year, the EMRC will launch a colloquium series with talks given by UBC faculty from different departments. The meetings will be casual and talks will range from works-in-progress, to pre-circulated papers and polished presentations. The aim is to expand our scholarly community by meeting a few times a year to learn about and be inspired by each other’s work, and to discuss our interest in early modern studies.
Please contact John Christopoulos (email@example.com) for more details.
Meetings will be held in Buchanan Tower, room 1197. They will take place on Fridays from 2-4.
Nov. 3: Mauricio Drelichman (Economics) – “The long-term consequences of the Spanish Inquisition”
Nov. 17: Elizabeth Hodgson (English): “Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Clown: Contract Actors on the Shakespearean Stage”
Dec. 1: Alexander Fisher (Music): “Bells and Apotropaic Magic in Post-Reformation Germany”
Jan. 19: Coll Thrush (History): “Mirrors upon Mirrors: Presencing Indigenous Histories in Early Modern London”
Feb. 9: Bruce Rusk (Asian Studies): TBA
March 9: Kim Beauchesne (FHIS): “Bridging Transatlantic and Transpacific Studies: Spanish, Japanese, and Nahua Narratives about the Keichō Embassy (1613-20)”
March 23: Saygin Salgirli (AHVA): TBA
6 April: Patricia Badir (English): TBA