The Early Modern Colloquium Annual Conference

“How to be Global in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds"

Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570) Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570)
Keynote lectures by Bernadette Andrea (UCSB) and Christine Chism (UCLA).

Responding to the global turn in premodern scholarship, this conference is guided by a series of ethical and political questions: as contemporary scholars, is it our responsibility to adopt a global perspective in our work? How can we do so without appropriating or eliding cultural difference or sacrificing specificity? This EMC conference will explore the material and imaginative conditions that make “the global” a salient category of analysis. In doing so, we hope to explore how the world was experienced before the “globalization” of later centuries, and to facilitate conversations about the different methodologies and ethical stakes of being global, both in our scholarship and in our classrooms.

Just as the cultures we study were not produced in isolation, so does our scholarship thrive through conversation and community, and we hope to continue to create an environment where all feel welcome to participate. The conference, which will consist of panels and keynotes, will be open to the public and free. For more information, please email the organizers at earlymodcolloq@gmail.com.
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When and Where

Map Angell Hall - Room 3222

February 2019

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9:00am - 6:00pm
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10:00am - 4:00pm

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