Seminar

Hilary Term 2015

Thursdays 12.30–2pm – TORCH – Radcliffe Humanities Building

ALL WELCOME! Tea and coffee will be provided and feel free to bring along lunch

29 Jan Silvia Mostaccio  (Louvain) ‘Jesuits and Obedience: A Crossroads in Early Modern Cultural History’ Colin Matthew Room
12 Feb Nikolas Funke  (Birmingham) ‘Living in ‘the Devil’s Other Hell’: A Catholic Minority in Germany c.1600’ 3rd floor Seminar Room 
26 Feb Joana Serrado  (Oxford) ‘The Discoveries of Portuguese Female Mystics, 1500-1755’ 3rd floor Seminar Room 
5 Mar Gregory Hanlon  (Dalhousie) ‘Baptismal Requirements and Routine Infanticide in Western Europe, 1500-1800’ Colin Matthew Room 

Conveners: Clare Copeland, Nicholas Davidson, Tom Hamilton, Katie McKeogh, Emma Turnbull


– – – – – MICHAELMAS TERM 2014 – – – –

The Early Modern Catholicism Network Early Career Lunches

‘Sanctity’

Mondays 12.30-1.30pm, Radcliffe Humanities Building, Third Floor Common Room. An interdisciplinary lunchtime discussion group meeting to consider new approaches to sanctity in the early modern world, particularly intended for graduate students and early career researchers, but all are warmly invited to attend. Starred texts will form the starting point for discussion. Free sandwich lunch provided. Contact emma.turnbull@balliol.ox.ac.uk to confirm participation.

Week 2 (20 October): Approaches to Sanctity

* Clare Copeland, ‘Sanctity’ in Alexandra Bamji, Geert H. Janssen, and Mary Laven eds., The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation (Farnham, 2013), pp. 225-241.

Simon Ditchfield, ‘Thinking with Saints: Sanctity and Society in the Early Modern World’, Critical Enquiry, 35 (2009), pp. 552-584.

Week 4 (3 November): The Material Culture of Sanctity

* Katrina Olds, ‘The Ambiguities of the Holy: Authenticating Relics in Seventeenth-Century Spain’, Renaissance Quarterly, 65 (2012), pp. 135-184.

Tracy Elizabeth Cooper and Marcia B. Hall eds., The Sensuous in the Counter-Reformation Church (Cambridge, 2013).

*Week 5 (Wednesday 12 November) – SPECIAL EVENT – joint meeting with the Early Modern World seminar hosting a group from the Domestic Devotions project, Univ. Cambridge. 

Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Renaissance Italian Home (Abigail Brundin, Irene Galandra Cooper, Maya Corry, Marco Faini, Deborah Howard, Mary Laven, Alessia Meneghin, Zuzanna Sarnecka, Katie Tycz)

This seminar will be held in the Christopher Cox Room at New College, 11.15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Week 6 (17 November): Sacred Kingship

* Azfar Moin, The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam (1400- 1700) (New York, 2012). Available online via SOLO.

Alan Strathern, ‘Drawing the Veil of Sovereignty: Early Modern Islamic Empires and Understanding Sacred Kingship’, History and Theory, 53 (2014), pp. 79-93.

Week 8 (1 December): The Politics of Sanctity

* Peter Lake and Michael Questier, The Trials of Margaret Clitherow: Persecution, Martyrdom, and the Politics of Sanctity in Early Modern England (London, 2011), especially chapter 3.

Gillian Ahlgren, Teresa of Avila and the Politics of Sanctity (Ithaca, 1996).

Conveners: Nicholas Davidson, Tom Hamilton, Katie McKeogh, Emma Turnbull

– – – – – Trinity TERM 2014 – – – –

The Early Modern Catholicism Network Interdisciplinary Seminar

 Details to be announced shortly.

 

– – – – – HILARY TERM 2014 – – – –

The Early Modern Catholicism Network Early Career Lunches

Fridays, 12.45-2pm weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, in the Common Room on the third floor of the Radcliffe Humanities Building. Meet for an informal discussion over lunch, with sandwiches provided. These lunches aim to bring together graduates, postdocs, and all early career researchers working on early modern Catholicism across the humanities. Email Tom Hamilton (tom.hamilton@new.ox.ac.uk), Katie McKeogh (katie.mckeogh@linacre.ox.ac.uk), and Emma Turnbull (emma.turnbull@balliol.ox.ac.uk) for more details and to confirm numbers for lunch (do let us know if you have any special dietary requirements).

Friday 24 January, 12.45-2pm, Common Room (third floor) Radcliffe Humanities Building

Discussion: ‘Being Catholic in Early Modern Europe’. Email us for a copy of the chapter we are discussing.

Friday 7 February, 12.45-2pm, Common Room (third floor) Radcliffe Humanities Building

Discussion: ‘Cultures of Coexistence’. We are discussing Alex Walsham’s synoptic article ‘Cultures of Coexistence in Early Modern England: History, Literature and Religious Toleration’ (The Seventeenth Century, 28:2 (2013), pp. 115-137). Though this article focuses on England, it bears much fruit for a discussion of Europe and further afield.

 Friday 21 February, 12.45-2pm, Common Room (third floor) Radcliffe Humanities Building

Research Problems: Discussing Plans. With first year DPhil Transfer of Status approaching, bring along a plan for a piece of written work to discuss with the group.

Friday 7 March, 12.45-2pm, Common Room (third floor) Radcliffe Humanities Building

Writing Workshop: Discussing Drafts. Email us in advance with a copy of a piece of written work to discuss with the group.

– – – – – TRINITY TERM 2013 – – – – 

The Early Modern Catholicism Network Interdisciplinary Seminar

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Tues 23 April

Dr Joshua Teplitsky (Oxford)

The Chief Rabbi, the Jesuit Censor, and the Habsburg Monarchy: Politics and Polemics in Early Modern Prague

Tues 14 May

Dr Chiara Franeschini (Warburg)

A History of Limbo: Visual and Material Sources, 1400-1600

Tues 21 May

Dr Caroline Bowden (Queen Mary, London)

Medicine and Health Care in the English Convents in Exile: Conventual Sources and Their Creators

Tues 4 June

Prof. Christopher Carlsmith (MA-Lowell)

Nicolò Cologno: A Sixteenth-Century Schoolmaster in the Venetian Republic

The programme poster for the Trinity Term seminar is now available here:

seminar TT2013

The venue will be the same as last term – the third floor seminar room of the Radcliffe Humanities Building (Woodstock Road). Drinks to follow, and all are welcome to continue the discussion over dinner with the speaker afterwards.

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Details of seminars from previous terms

– – – – –  HILARY TERM 2013 – – – – –

The Early Modern Catholicism Network, Oxford

— Interdisciplinary Seminar —

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Meets at 5pm

Seminar Room (3rd Floor), the Radcliffe Humanities Building

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Tuesday 12th Feb (5th week) –  Noel O’Regan (Edinburgh University)

                              Composers of Music as Active Promulgators of Catholic Reform

Tuesday 19th Feb (6th week) –  Stefano Dall’Aglio (Leeds University)

                              Prophet, Heretic, and Martyr. Savonarola’s Multifaceted Legacy in Sixteenth-Century France

Tuesday 26th Feb (7th week) –  Simone Maghenzani (Cambridge University)

                              John Calvin and Italy, Italy and John Calvin

Tuesday 5th March (8th week) –  John-Paul Ghobrial (Oxford University)

                             A View from the East: Eastern Christians between Rome and Baghdad

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