What Happened


 

Past events (lectures, seminars, workshops, reading groups, public exchanges, etc.) organized or sponsored by the Early Modern Conversions project.

 

2 November 2017
Montreal, Quebec
“Venice: The Converted City,” Prof. Iain Fenlon (Historical Musicology, University of Cambridge)
McGill University

click here for more information

 

20 – 21 October 2017
Durham, North Carolina
“Tragedy, Recognition, Conversion” Workshop
Duke University & Franklin Humanities Institute

click here for more information and click here for full program

 

6 – 7 October 2017
Montreal, Quebec
Symposium: Transforming Books
McGill University
click here for more information

 

6 October 2017
Montreal, Quebec
Renaissance Hermetism: Lodovico Lazzarelli’s Conversion from Poetry to Hermes Trismegistus,” Prof. Claudio Moreschini 
McGill University
click here for more information

 

14 – 16 September 2017
Chicago, Illinois
Politics of Conversion Conference at
The Newberry Library, Chicago

click here for CFP

 

24 – 26 August 2017
Montreal, Quebec
Early Modern Conversions 2017 Team Meeting
McGill University

click here for more information and here for a downloadable team meeting program 

 

31 July – 23 August 2017

Montreal, Quebec

Summer seminar: “Theatre, Masque, and Opera in England and Italy, 1580 to 1650: Performance Practices and Cognitive Ecologies” (teachers: Julie Cumming and Lyn Tribble)
IPLAI, McGill University

click here for more information 

 

1 August 2017
Montreal, Quebec
Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing 
The Early Modern Conversions project is bringing Repercussion Theatre’s production of Much Ado About Nothing to the McGill campus! Performance @7 pm. Come early for a pre-show (6:30 pm) featuring Fiona Ritchie and Paul Yachnin—Can You Forgive Him?
click here for more information and here for further details about the production

 

25 June 2017

Stratford, Ontario

Loving to Hate
A talk by Sarah Beckwith that explores the relationship between identity and misanthropy in Shakespeare.

Sarah Beckwith is the Katherine Everitt Gilbert Professor of English, Religious Studies and Theater at Duke University. Sponsored by the Early Modern Conversions Project.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Free Admission)
click here for more information 

 

22 – 25 June 2017
Montreal, Quebec
15th Annual Montreal Baroque Festival
It’s Montreal Baroque’s 15th anniversary! Come celebrate with us. Early Modern Conversions is pleased to host two events at this year’s festival:

Music, Travel, and the Renaissance Ear (23 June, 5 p.m.) & Circus of Conversion Roundtable (24 June, 12:30 p.m.).
click here for more information

 

15 June 2017

Stratford, Ontario

 

7 June 2017
London, England
Converting Sounds
A workshop performance presented by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Early Modern Conversions Project, and Opera McGill (Schulich School of Music, McGill University).
click here for more information

 

28 – 29 April 2017
Los Angeles, California
Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA

Symposium organized by team members Bronwen Wilson and Angela Vanhaelen.
more information to come
click here for CFP

 

21 – 22 April 2017
Ithaca, New York
Transforming Bodies
Cornell University

Symposium organized by team member Kathleen Perry Long and presented by the Early Modern Conversions Project and Cornell University.
click here for CFP

 

24 – 25 March 2017
Coventry, England
Bodies and Minds in the Early Modern Catholic World
University of Warwick

Symposium featuring keynote speakers Alex Bamji, Nancy Caciola and Andrew Redden.
click here for CFP

 

9 – 11 March 2017
Mexico City
Politics of Conversion Workshop III
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City

more information to come
click here for CFP

 

2 March, 2017
Montreal, Quebec
The Changeling Conversion and Desire
A workshop performance based on The Changeling, written in 1622 by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley.
Presented by: The School of Performance at Ryerson University, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and the Early Modern Conversions Project. Featuring Stratford actors Brad Hodder, Ruby Joy, Tyrone Savage, and Robert King, along with guest participants from the University of Toronto and York University.
click here for event page and here for event poster
click here for a full workshop report and here to view more photos from the workshop

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17 – 19 November, 2016
Montreal, Quebec
Early Modern Theatre and Conversion Fall Symposium
Organizers: Professor Paul Yachnin and Dr. Stephen Wittek of McGill University represent the Early Modern Conversions project. They have developed this symposium in collaboration with Drs. Kathleen Lynch and Owen Williams of the Folger Institute.
click here for CFP
click here for program

 

2 – 4 November, 2016
Vancouver, British Columbia
How to Do Things With Millions of Words
A Digital Humanities Workshop co-presented by Green College (UBC), The Early Modern Conversions Project (McGill), and the Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium (UBC)
click here for CFP and here for the draft program
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25 October, 2016
Montreal, Quebec
Shakespeare & Cervantes on Conversion
3:00 PM — 688 Sherbrooke West, Room 1041, McGill University
The Conversions Project is happy to present lectures by Prof. Michael Gerli (University of Virginia) and Prof. Paul Yachnin (McGill University) on Shakespeare and Cervantes.
click here for more information 
click here for event poster 

 

9 July, 2016, 6:30pm
Montreal, Quebec
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
McGill University

A free performance of Julius Caesar, presented by Repercussion Theatre and hosted by IPLAI and the Early Modern Conversions Project (McGill).
click here for more information

 

26 June, 2016, 9:30am-5:30pm
Stratford, Ontario
Stratford Festival
Forum Workshop: ‘Art in Arden’.

Spend a morning with artists from the Stratford Festival learning – from the inside – how they create the magic of As You Like It.
click here for more information

 

6 – 7 June, 2016
Montreal, Quebec
Politics of Conversion Workshop II
McGill University

Click here for more information, here for CFP, here for a full report on the workshop, and here to view more photos from the workshop.
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23 June, 2016
Montreal, Quebec
Montreal Baroque Festival
McGill University

5pm, Redpath Museum: ‘Work and Play in The Tempest’. With Michael Bristol, Shakespeare’s specialist.
7pm, Redpath Hall: ‘Prospero’s Tempest’. Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with Prospero’s philosophic end-of-life tempest, music by Purcell and friends. Bande Montréal Baroque, Lina Tur Bonet, Passiflore, Flûte Alors!, Pallade Musica, Paul Hopkins (actor), Jean Asselin (stage director), Hélène Brunet (soprano), Michael Taylor (countertenor), Philippe Gagné (tenor), Clayton Kennedy (bass).
click here for more information and here to view more photos of the event. 

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23 June, 2016, 11am-12pm
Stratford, Ontario
Stratford Festival
Free Forum: ‘The Sublime Power of Conversion’ with Paul Yachnin.

An exploration of how the history of conversion has shaped modern culture and how plays like Henry IV and As You Like It can illuminate the continuing power of conversion up to and including the 21st century.
click here for more information and here to view more photos from the event.
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25 – 27 May, 2016
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Annual full team meeting
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

program, full team meeting report, more photos from the meeting.
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3 – 24 May, 2016
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Spring seminar (teachers: Steven Mullaney and Paul Yachnin)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

click here for more information

 

16 April, 2016
Montreal, Quebec
Blue Metropolis Festival
Early Modern Conversions project and Repercussion Theatre have co-organized two events on Saturday 16 April for the Blue Metropolis Festival in Montreal: ‘Bloody Caesar: Gender, Revolution, Violence’ at 12pm and ‘the Women of Will: Silent No More’ at 2:20pm.
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Winter 2016
Montreal, Quebec
Research Seminar: The Early Modern World: Works in Progress
IPLAI, McGill University

Research seminar convened by Yelda Nasifoglu, GSA, and sponsored by the Early Modern Conversions project.

Tuesday, 2 February, 4:00pm
Prof. Matteo Soranzo (Italian Studies, McGill)
“The Elixir of Conversion: G.A. Augurelli and Renaissance Alchemy”

Tuesday, 23 February, 4:00PM
Prof. Christina Contandriopoulos (Art History, UQAM)
“Shifting the Origins of Architecture: Primitive Stones and Fertility Cults as Illustrated in Late 18th Century Art and Architecture Publications”

Tuesday, 15 March, 4:00pm
Dr. Matt Milner (Digital Humanities, McGill)
“Identifying Early Modern People – Extraction, Disambiguation, and Names in EEBO TCP”

Tuesday, 5 April, 4:00pm
Prof. Dario Perinetti (Philosophy, UQAM)
“Hume at La Flèche: Scepticism and the French Connection”

Wednesday, 20 April, 4:00pm
Dr. Anna Winterbottom (Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill)
“Thomas Hyde (1636-1703) and the East India Company”

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7 – 8 March, 2016
Perth, Australia
“Collaboratory” at the Centre for the History of Emotions
click here for CFP

 

2 – 4 March, 2016
Sydney, Australia
Moving Minds: converting cognition and emotion in history
click here for the conference webpage
click here for CFP

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29 January, 2016
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Metamorphosis, Transformation, and Conversion: A symposium on Ovid, Lyly, and Benserade
Rackham School for Graduate Studies
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities and organized by Valerie Traub; featuring presentations by Kathleen Perry-Long, Patricia Badir, and Valerie Traub (among others).
click here to view the dedicated page

 

Fall 2015
Montreal, Quebec
Research Seminar: The Early Modern World: Works in Progress
IPLAI, McGill University

Research seminar convened by Yelda Nasifoglu, GSA, and sponsored by the Early Modern Conversions project.

Monday, 14 September, 3:30pm
Dr. Gül Kale (Art Histories Program, Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin (2015-16))
“Architectural Imagination and Cognitive Faculties in Books on Ethics in the Early Modern Ottoman World”

Tuesday, 6 October, 3:30pm
Prof. Marguerite Deslauriers (Philosophy, McGill)
“The Education of Women: Gender and Custom in Equicola (1470-1525) and Marie de Gournay (1565-1645)”

Monday, 19 October, 3:30pm
Prof. Joshua Calhoun (English, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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Monday, 2 November, 3:30pm
Prof. Sam Nelson (Religious Studies, McGill)
“Body and Soul: the Parochial Contradictions of Conversion in Early British Madras”

Monday, 16 November, 3:30pm
Prof. Torrance Kirby (Religious Studies, McGill)
“Cognition and Action: Conversion and ‘Virtue Ethics’ in the Thought of Peter Martyr Vermigli”

Monday, 30 November, 3:30pm
Dr. Allison Stielau (Early Modern Conversions, McGill)
“Auricular Ornament, Ovidian Metamorphosis, and the Transformational Potential of Silver, c.1600”

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24 – 27 July 2015
Cambridge, UK
Cambridge Team Meeting
University of Cambridge, UK

The 2015 Early Modern Conversions team meeting took place in Cambridge from Friday July 24 to Monday July 27, with an opening reception on Thursday July 23.
click here to view the meeting schedule , here to view more photos from the meeting, and here for the Cambridge team meeting report

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21 – 22 July, 2015
Coventry, UK
Politics of Conversion Workshop
University of Warwick

click to learn more about this workshop and here for photos of the event

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25 – 28 June, 2015
Montreal, Quebec
Conversions events for the Baroque festival (click here for further details about these events):
McGill University, New Music Building
room A-832 (on the 8th floor)

527 Sherbrooke Street West (corner of Aylmer Street)
Montreal, QC H3A 1E3 (click to view on google map)

Please note that these events are free and do not require any tickets.

LECTURE
Ben Schmidt (University of Washington, Seattle)
Early Modern Conversions presents: “Alchemy at Meissen, Or How China Became china (and Europe Transmuted the World)
Saturday, June 27th, 12:30pm

ROUND TABLE
Paul Yachnin, Stephen Wittek, Ben Schmidt and Jane Daphne Hatter; Respondent: Julie Cumming
Early Modern Conversions presents: “Coin, candle, china, skull: Objects of conversion”
Sunday, June 28th, 12:30pm

WORKSHOP
Alexis Risler and Zoey Cochran
Early Modern Conversions presents: “‘Resveillez vous'”: chantons l’air
Sunday, June 28th, 5:30pm

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25 June – 23 July 2015
Cambridge, UK
Summer Seminar for early-career scholars on Early Modern Cross-Cultural Conversions
University of Cambridge

click here for more information

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14 June 2015, 10:30am-12:00pm
Stratford, Ontario
Changing Kate (formerly titled Conversion and Discovery)
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Studio Theatre
Katherina Minola’s world bristles with ways to make people change — from animal training to the torture of women believed to be witches to poetry able to change the very meaning of what people do and say. But Kate has some strategies of her own — conversion tricks that are hers to play, to make herself her own person, and to shape her world.

click here to learn more about the event

 

12 June 2015, 12:30-1:30pm
Stratford, Ontario
Heavenly Music
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre
$25 Join McGill University’s Julie Cumming to experience the transformative power of music, just as the people of Shakespeare’s time might have heard it and felt it.

click here to see more photographs
click here to learn more about the event

 

24 – 26 April 2015
Cambridge, UK
Sound in the Early Modern City Workshop
King’s College, Cambridge

click here for the description of the event on the CRASSH website

 

14 April 2015
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Talk: Lauren Eriks, “Conversion, Contagion, and Concepts of Change in Shakespeare Performance Studies”
Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

This talk is the third in a series presented by University of Michigan graduate students affiliated with the Early Modern Conversions project
click here for the description of the event on the Institute for the Humanities website

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19 March 2015, 4:15pm
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Talk: Sarah Linwick, “The Disappearance of Agnes Bowker: Reconstructing Nature in Reformation England”
Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

202 S. Thayer, #1022
This talk is the second in a series presented by University of Michigan graduate students affiliated with the Early Modern Conversions project.
click here to learn more

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2 March 2015, 5:00pm (PST)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Lecture: Celia Schultz, “Emic and Etic Notions of Sacrifice Among the Romans”
Green College, University of British Columbia

Part of the ‘Conversion and Religious Transformation: Ancient and Modern Experiences and Paradigms’ lecture series; all talks take place at the Green College Coach House and are open to the public.
click here to download the poster for the lecture series

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20 – 21 February 2015
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Conference: “Mediating the sacred and secular in the Early Modern and Medieval era”
The Early Modern Colloquium
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Organized by the Early Modern Colloquium, a graduate interdisciplinary group at the University of Michigan, and by Maia Farrar, GSA, this conference will engage with issues of periodicity through questions of secular versus sacred authority both during and between these eras.
click here to learn more

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11 February 2015, 5:00pm (PST)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Lecture: Alexander Beecroft, “The Roads to Damascus and Hanoi: Conversion and Cosmopolitanism in the New Testament and the Mouzi Lihuolun”
Green College, University of British Columbia

Part of the ‘Conversion and Religious Transformation: Ancient and Modern Experiences and Paradigms’ lecture series; all talks take place at the Green College Coach House and are open to the public.
click here to download the poster for the lecture series

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5 February 2015, 2:00-3:00pm
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Talk: Sheila Coursey, “On the Road Again: Mystery Staging and Conversion in Henry VI Part III”
Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

202 S. Thayer, #1022
This talk was the first in a series presented by University of Michigan graduate students affiliated with the Early Modern Conversions project.

click here to learn more

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12 January 2015, 5:00pm
Vancouver, British Columbia
Lecture: Carla Zecher, “Converting the Ear: Sixteenth-Century Christian Travellers “Discover” the Muslim Call to Prayer”
Green College, University of British Columbia

Part of the ‘Conversion and Religious Transformation: Ancient and Modern Experiences and Paradigms’ lecture series; all talks take place at the Green College Coach House and are open to the public.
click here for the video recording (via the Green College Youtube channel)
click here to download the poster for the lecture series

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5 January 2015, 5:00pm (PST)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Lecture: Yii-Jan Lin, “Made This Way: Religious, Cultural and Bodily Conversion”
Green College, University of British Columbia

Part of the ‘Conversion and Religious Transformation: Ancient and Modern Experiences and Paradigms’ lecture series; all talks take place at the Green College Coach House and are open to the public.
click here to download the poster for the lecture series

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Fall 2014
Durham, North Carolina
Working Group: Conversions: Medieval and Modern
Duke University
Sponsored by the Duke English Department and Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Early Modern Conversions Project. Organized by Astrid Giugni and Will Revere, Duke CMRS postdoctoral fellows.
see the dedicated website for further details

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Fall 2014
Montreal, Quebec
Seminar: The Early Modern World: Works in Progress
IPLAI, McGill University
Research seminar convened by Yelda Nasifoglu, GSA, and sponsored by the Early Modern Conversions project.
website of the seminar series

Hasana Sharp (Philosophy, McGill), “Spinoza and the Command to Love Your Neighbor” – 16 September 2014

David A. Boruchoff (Hispanic Studies, McGill), “Renaissance Exploration and the Invention of a New World” – 30 September 2014

Virginia Kartini Preston (IPLAI, McGill), “Baroque Relations: Performing New World Silver and Gold” – 7 October 2014

Ted McCormick (History, Concordia), “Natural Philosophy, Quantification, and Colonial Projects in Seventeenth-Century Ireland” – 21 October 2014

Torrance Kirby (Religious Studies, McGill), “The Silenus of Alcibiades: Conversion in the Enchiridion of Erasmus” – 28 October 2014

Matthew C. Hunter (Art History and Communications, McGill), “Modeling and Following” – 11 November 2014

Matt Milner (Centre for Digital Humanities, McGill), “Vernacular Knowledge and the Senses in English Religious and Moral Guidebooks, c.1475-c.1600” – 25 November 2014

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12 – 13 December 2014
Paris, France
Embodiment: An International Workshop
Université Paris Diderot

A workshop organized by Justin E. H. Smith, focusing on the reasons, nature, and consequences of the embodiment of subjects as conceived in the long history of Western philosophy, with forays into religion, art, medicine, and other domains of culture.
click here to learn more
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3 December 2014, 2:00pm
Montreal, Quebec
Working Group on The Soul: Paul Yachnin, “The Soul of King Lear”
IPLAI, McGill University

3610 McTavish, Rm. 21-6
click here to learn more about “The Soul” research group

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18 November 2014, 5:00pm (PST)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Lecture: Clifford Ando and Jörg Rüpke, “Creating Conversion: Sociological Perspectives on Religious Change”
Green College, University of British Columbia

Part of the ‘Conversion and Religious Transformation: Ancient and Modern Experiences and Paradigms’ lecture series; all talks take place at the Green College Coach House and are open to the public.
click here for the video recording (via the Green College Youtube channel)
click here to download the poster for the lecture series

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17 November 2014, 2:00pm
Montreal, Quebec
Working Group on The Soul: Torrance Kirby, “Richard Hooker’s theory of law: an Elizabethan metaphysics of conversion”
IPLAI, McGill University

3610 McTavish, Rm. 21-6
click here to learn more about “The Soul” research group

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13 November 2014, 12:15pm
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Lecture: Claude Stuczyniski, “Ex-Converso Jewish Sephardi Echoes of Iberian Imperialism”
Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan

202 S. Thayer St., Room 2022, Ann Arbor
click here for more information about this lecture

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3 November 2014, 2:00pm
Montreal, Quebec
Working Group on The Soul: Douglas Hedley (via videolink from Cambridge), “Nathaniel Ingelo’s Bentivolio and Urania (1669): Theories of Soul and the Early Modern Novel”
IPLAI, McGill University

3610 McTavish, Rm. 21-6
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click here to learn more about “The Soul” research group

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29 October 2014, 5:30-7:30pm
Kingston, Ontario
Symposium: Rembrandt and Religion: Jews, Christians, and the Bible in the Art of Rembrandt and his Circle
Grant Hall, Queen’s University
click here to download the symposium poster

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28 October 2014, 2:00pm
Montreal, Quebec
Early Modern World, Works in Progress Seminar: Torrance Kirby, “The Silenus of Alcibiades: Conversion in the Enchiridion of Erasmus”
IPLAI, McGill University

3610 McTavish, Rm. 21-6
click here to download the lecture poster
website of the seminar series

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24-25 October 2014
Toronto, Ontario
Workshop: Theatres of Conversion: Early Modern Cities, Courts, and Playhouses
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS), Victoria University, University of Toronto
see dedicated page for the full schedule and participants’ biographies
 
click here to see more photographs from the workshop

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7 October 2014, 2:00pm
Montreal, Quebec
Early Modern World, Works in Progress Seminar: VK Preston, “Baroque Relations: Performing New World Silver and Gold”
IPLAI, McGill University

3610 McTavish, Rm. 21-6
click here to download the lecture poster
website of the seminar series

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30 September 2014, 2:00pm
Montreal, Quebec
Early Modern World, Works in Progress Seminar: David A. Boruchoff, “Renaissance Exploration and the Invention of a New World”
IPLAI, McGill University

3610 McTavish, Rm. 21-6
click here to download the lecture poster
website of the seminar series

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29 September 2014, 5:30pm
Montreal, Quebec
Lecture: Neil Robertson, “The Conversion of Theodicy into Morality in Early Modern Thought”
CREOR, McGill University

Senior Common Room, Birks Building, 3520 University Street
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24 September 2014, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Montreal, Quebec
Digital Humanities Work in Progress Series: Houellebecq and Neatline, Digital Environmental Humanities & Early Modern Conversionsby Stephen Wittek,

McGill University, Room 461, 688 Sherbrooke St West.
For more information on this event, see: http://digihum.mcgill.ca/events/

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22 September 2014, 5:00pm (PST)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Lecture: Dietrich Jung, “Theology, Anthropology and Sociology: The Nineteenth-Century Conceptual Transformation of Religion”
Green College, University of British Columbia

Part of the ‘Conversion and Religious Transformation: Ancient and Modern Experiences and Paradigms’ lecture series; all talks take place at the Green College Coach House and are open to the public.
click here to download the poster for the lecture series

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16 September 2014 (PST)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Lecture: Peter Marshall, “The Origins of the English Reformation Reconsidered”
Green College
, University of British Columbia
Coach House, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road

click here to view the lecture on Youtube
click here to download the poster for the lecture series

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12-13 September 2014
Washington, DC
Weekend Faculty Seminar: Narratives of Conversion in Reformation Europe, ca. 1550-1700
Folger Shakespeare Library

Co-directed by Helen Smith and Simon Ditchfield
see the Folger Shakespeare Library 2014-2015 program for more information

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2 September 2014, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Vancouver, British Columbia

Visiting Scholar Talk: Dawn Odell, “Painting, Pots and Printed Texts: The Translation of Elite Aesthetics from China to Europe”
University of British Columbia

Lillooet Room, Chapman Learning Commons, IKB Learning Centre

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21-23 August 2014
Montreal, Quebec

 

17 August 2014, 10am-11:30am
Stratford, Ontario
Early Modern Conversions at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
The Stratford Festival Forum
Souls Under Pressure
Studio Theatre
“Where is the soul in Shakespeare?” Taking King Lear as their focus, Torrance Kirby and Paul Yachnin ask what happens to the human spirit, in Shakespeare’s time and in ours, when people are pushed to the limits of endurance. Colm Feore, playing Lear at the Festival this season, joins the discussion, offering insights from an actor’s point of view.

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21-22 June 2014
Montreal, Quebec
Public Event: The Early Modern Conversions Project at the Festival Montréal Baroque 
A Collaborative Public Event hosted by the Early Modern Conversions Project and Festival Montréal Baroque: Two panels featuring presentations on music, nature and nurture, and transformation by Julie Cumming, Anna Lewton-Brain, Catherine Motuz, Alexis Risler, and Paul Yachnin.
see the Montreal Baroque Festival programme for further information

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15 June 2014
Montreal, Quebec
Public Event: Earth Art
A Collaborative Public Event hosted by IPLAI, Evergreen, and the Early Modern Conversions Project
see the dedicated page for further information

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4-5 June 2014
London, UK
Workshop: Early Modern Listening: Theatre, Music, and Early Modern Conversions
A Workshop sponsored by the Early Modern Conversions Project and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
see the dedicated page for further information

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2-3 June 2014
York, UK
Workshop: Narrative Conversions
CREMS, University of York

A two day collaborative workshop sponsored by CREMS and HRC (University of York), and Early Modern Conversions (IPLAI, McGill University); click here for the full schedule.

Pre-circulated papers of work-in-progress by Torrance Kirby (McGill), Robin MacDonald (York), Steven Mullaney (Michigan), Emilie Murphy (York), Yelda Nasifoglu (McGill), Susan Royal (Durham), Helen Smith (York), Lieke Stelling (Leiden), Bronwyn Wallace (Penn), Stephen Wittek (McGill).

Presentations by Claire Canavan (York), Sheila Coursey (Michigan), Yelda Nasifoglu (McGill), Anastasia Stylianou (Warwick), Anna Reynolds (York), Lieke Stelling (Leiden), Bronwyn Wallace (Penn).

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29-30 May 2014
Cambridge, UK
Early Modern Conversions meeting
CRASSH, University of Cambridge

29 May: Presentations by Mapping Horizons Leader Bronwen Wilson, Early Modern Cities Leaders José Jouve Martin and Stephen Wittek, and The Sense of Hearing Leader Carla Zecher.

30 May: The Soul Leader Torrance Kirby, Cognitive Ecologies Leader John Sutton, and Space of Conversion Leader Ben Schmidt.

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Winter 2014
Montreal, Quebec
Speaker Series
IPLAI, McGill University

Marguerite DesLauriers, José R. Jouve-Martin, and Alberto Pérez-Goméz, “Conversion and Modernity” – 4 April 2014

Ernesto Felipe Fernández-Armesto, William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. “Change” – 27 March 2014

Elizabeth Elbourne, Associate Professor and Departmental Chair of History and Classical Studies at McGill University. “Emotion and the Conversion Narrative: Conversion and the Invention of the Self in the Early Protestant Missionary Movement, 1770-1830″ – 17 March 2014

Wayne Hankey, Carnegie Professor and Chair of Classics and Religious Studies at Dalhouise University and King’s College. “Conversions Ontological and Secular – From Plato to Tom Jones.” CREOR Lecture Series – 18 February 2014

Marcie Frank, Professor of English and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University. “The Reform of the Rake” – 22 January 2014

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Winter 2014
Montreal, Quebec
Reading Group: Early Modern Conversions
IPLAI, McGill University

Sense of Hearing – 13 January 2014

Spaces of Conversion and Conversion of Spaces – 27 January 2014

The Soul – 10 February 2014

Mapping Horizons – February 24 2014

Cities as Theatres of Conversion – 10 March 2014

Digital Humanities – 24 March 2014

Cognitive Ecologies – 14 April 2014

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Winter 2014
Montreal, Quebec
Seminar: The Early Modern World: Works in Progress
IPLAI, McGill University
Research seminar convened by Yelda Nasifoglu, GSA, and sponsored by the Early Modern Conversions project. Six of our team members presented papers of work-in-progress with members of the university.

Angela Vanhaelen, “Automata in the Labyrinth: Beast Machines in early modern Amsterdam” – 3 February 2014

Stephen Wittek, “Mapping the Public ‘Now’: Macroanalysis of Early Modern News and Drama” – 17 February 2014

Matteo Soranzo, “A New Look at Spirituality: Poetry for the Soul in Early Modern Italy” – 12 March 2014

Brian Cowan, “The Scribbler and the Doctor: Daniel Defoe’s Long Way with Dr. Henry Sacheverell” – 17 March 2014

José-Juan Lopez-Portillo, “A Biographical Approach to Exploring the Role of ‘Cultural Mediators’ as Agents of Conversion in Sixteenth Century New Spain” – 26 March 2014

Paul Yachnin, “Dreaming the Public Sphere” – 31 March 2014

Vasileios Syros, “Mercati Ex Machina: Greatness, Trade, and Economic Decline in Early Modern Jewish Thought and Giovanni Botero” – 9 April 2014

José R. Jouve-Martín, “Healers, Saints, and Doctors: Black Medical Practitioners and the Politics of Science in Colonial Lima” – 15 April 2014

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29-31 August 2013
Montreal, Quebec

 

Fall 2012
Montreal, Quebec
Lecture Series: Conversion and Modernity
CREOR, McGill University

Series announcement [pdf]. Video recordings of the lectures are available via CREOR’s Youtube channel.

Paul Yachnin, “Animal Dreams: Conversion and Metamorphosis” – October 3, 2012

Mark Vessey, “Erasmus and the Conversion of Latin Letters” – October 10, 2012

Iain Fenlon, “First Encounters: Music and Ritual in Early Spanish America” – October 17, 2012

Douglas Hedley, “Reflection and Conversion: Neoplatonism and early-modern Philosophy of Mind” – October 24, 2012

Bronwen Wilson, “Moving Pictures: Sketchbook of a journey from Vienna to Istanbul” – October 31, 2012

Sarah Beckwith, “Shakespeare, Sacrements and Conversion” – November 7, 2012

Emidio Campi, “The Italian convert: Marquis Galeazzo Caracciolo and the English Puritans” – November 14, 2012

Allan Greer, “Kateri Tekakwitha: the Mohawk who Converted the Jesuits” – November 21, 2012

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