EARLY MODERN RESEARCH GROUP

The Early Modern Research Group (EMRG) is an interdisciplinary initiative at UCLA that brings together faculty and graduate students spanning a wide range of disciplines, geographic regions, and historical periods: literary scholars, historians and art historians, scholars working on music, philosophy, and the history of science–indeed, anyone with interests in the signal cultural, social, and political shifts of the early modern period. Our generous chronological range, from 1300 to 1800, reaches beyond the traditional Renaissance periodization and encourages exploration of a wide spectrum of issues and developments pertaining to the epochal changes of these centuries. Our trans-national focus addresses the broad understanding of early modern expansions and cross-cultural contacts: this implies a focus on the whole of Europe, to be sure, yet also the Americas, Asia and Africa, enriching the consideration of issues and problems in this period with a cross-cultural and trans-national perspective.

EMRG meets on average 2-3 times per quarter to discuss works in progress of UCLA faculty and graduate students as well as external participants.  Please check back for periodic updates to the calendar.

 

 

SPRING 2016:

Wednesday 1 June 2016 | 4:00-5:15 PM | HUM 365

Please join us for Ph.D. candidate Payton Phillips Quintanilla’s work-in-progress talk on “Noble Africans, Moorish Mestizos, and Moriscos: Legacies of Conversion and Mestizaje in Early Modern Spain.” Enjoy a brief presentation and light refreshments, and offer your feedback in the collaborative discussion to follow.

 

Wednesday 13 April 2016 | 4:00-5:15 PM | HUM 365

The Early Modern Research Group invites you to “Limping Witches: Colley Cibber’s Richard III and the Untimely Deformed Woman”, a work-in-progress session with Angelina Del Balzo, PhD student in UCLA’s Department of English. Enjoy a brief presentation & light refreshments. Offer your feedback in the subsequent collaborative discussion.

 

 

WINTER 2016:

Thursday 3 March 2016 | 3:00-4:30 PM | HUM 365

The Early Modern Research Group invites you to “Colonial Central America: an Analysis of Existing Scholarship and Areas for Future Research”, a work-in-progress session with Carlos Anílber Rivas Maradiaga, PhD candidate in UCLA’s Department of Art History.  Enjoy a brief presentation & light refreshments. Offer your feedback in the subsequent collaborative discussion.  To request a copy of Carlos’s paper & RSVP to pbonczyk@ucla.edu or jmforsythe@gmail.com.

 

Tuesday 23 February 2016 | 3-3:45PM | YRL RG03

The Early Modern Research Group invites you to a work-in-progress session and reception with PhD Student Scottie Buehler (History of Science): “Images Do Not Speak for Themselves: Classifications of Birth in Eighteenth-Century France”  After the short presentation, we’ll move to a reception in the YRL First Floor Reading Room for a curated exhibit on Scottie’s project in YRL. There will be food!

Please reply to Patrick Bonczyk <pbonczyk@ucla.edu> to confirm your attendance.

 

 

FALL  2015:

Tuesday 24 November 2015 | 4:00-5:15 PM | HUM 365

The Early Modern Research Group invites you to attend Lisl Schoepflin’s works-in-progress session for her Graduate Certificate in Early Modern Studies summer mentorship paper, “The Landscape of Colonial Andean Religion in Murúa’s Manuscripts.” Lisl will give a brief presentation and then she and her mentor, Professor Subrahmanyam, welcome your feedback in the subsequent collaborative discussion.

 

Tuesday 27 October 2015 | 4:00-5:30 PM | HUM 365
Angelina Del Balzo (PhD candidate, English): “Secure from all sympathy”: Affect and Anti-Semitism in Maria Edgeworth’s Harrington.