Warrior Pursuits Soon to be in Paperback

Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France will soon be available in paperback.

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Johns Hopkins University Press is planning on releasing the paperback edition of Warrior Pursuits in November 2017. Johns Hopkins already has a website listing for the paperback edition:

https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/warrior-pursuits

I cannot wait to see my first book in paperback!

 

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Graduate Student Conference at the Newberry Library

The Center for Renaissance Studies will be holding its annual Graduate Student Conference at the Newberry Library in January 2018.

Graduate students in medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies are encouraged to submit a proposal for this conference.

 

Here is the call for papers:


2018 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Call for Papers

We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers from master’s or PhD students from any discipline on any medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic in Europe, the Americas, or the Mediterranean world.

The 2018 conference schedule will take place on January 25 to 27, 2018, and will include workshops and presentations with rare books in addition to traditional conference sessions.

Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at midnight CT

Eligibility: Preference is given to proposals from students at institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium, but we welcome proposals from students of the Folger Institute consortium.

Submit a proposal using this online form.

A printable CFP is available online here.

Note:
Graduate students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium may be eligible to apply for travel funding to attend this conference. For more information, visit this webpage.

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies

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The Politics of Conversion: Martin Luther to Muhammad Ali

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library hosted a major conference on The Politics of Conversion: Martin Luther to Muhammad Ali last week.

I enjoyed participating in the conference and presenting a paper on “Conversion, Confessional Politics, and Violence in the Final Stages of the French Wars of Religion, 1598-1629,” in a session along with Lee Palmer Wandel, Alejandro Cañeque, Randall Martin, and Walter Melion. The papers fit together nicely, allowing a productive discussion of related rationales, methods, and practices of conversion across early modern Europe and European empires.

Peter Marshall gave a keynote lecture on “Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation” to open the conference with a commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses.

Regina Schwartz presented a keynote on “Ethical Conversion: ‘I have ta’en too little care of this.'”

The conference coincided with the opening of a new exhibition on Religious Change and Print, 1450-1700 at the Newberry.

Lia Markey, Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies, and the whole team at the Newberry Library did an excellent job of organizing the conference.

Further information about the conference is available online at the Center for Renaissance Studies website at the Newberry Library.  The full program is provided on the Newberry Library website.

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Newberry Graduate Conference

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library has issued a call for papers for its Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:

2018 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Call for Papers

January 25 to 27, 2018

We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers from master’s or PhD students from any discipline on any medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic in Europe, the Americas, or the Mediterranean world. The 2018 conference schedule will include workshops and presentations with rare books in addition to traditional conference sessions.
Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at midnight CDT
Eligibility: Preference is given to proposals from students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium, but we welcome proposals from students of the Folger Institute consortium.

Submit a proposal using this online form.

A printable CFP is available online here.

Note: Graduate students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium may be eligible to apply for travel funding to attend this conference. For more information, visit this webpage.

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H-France Forum on A Theater of Diplomacy

H-France has just published a new H-France Forum, edited by Hélène Bilis, on Ellen R. Welch’s A Theater of Diplomacy: International Relations and the Performing Arts in Early Modern France (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017).

I enjoyed participating in this H-France Forum and contributing a review essay on the book.

My review essay is available online at the H-France Forum, 12:3.

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International Research Award in Global History

The Universities of Munich, Basel, and Sydney have issued a call for proposals for an International Research Award in Global History.

“The successful applicant will receive up to €10,000 towards the organization of an international symposium at the History Department of the University of Munich. Applications are accepted until September 30, 2017.”

The call for proposals reads: “Over the last two decades global history has emerged as an important sub‐discipline in the broader field of historical research, encompassing a wide range of methodological and thematic approaches, including transnational, international and world history. The International Research Award in Global History and the award symposium have been initiated jointly by some of the leading researchers in the field, in order to support innovative young researchers. The award aims to give them the intellectual freedom and the financial means to bring together scholars from all over the world to engage with a topic of their own choice and design. Our aim is to make the scholarly work of the awardee visible in the scientific community and put them in closer contact with established colleagues in their field. Beyond supporting the research and academic networks of the prize‐winning scholar, the award symposium will contribute to the field’s ability to critically reflect and intellectually replenish itself. The award also aims to reach out to an academic public beyond the sub‐discipline of global history and provide a broader stage for the pioneering research currently undertaken in the field. The purse of up to €10,000 attached to the award will be used to host an international symposium on a topic proposed by the successful applicant. In 2018, the symposium will take place at the University of Munich, Germany, in late September/early October. The awardee will be responsible for organizing the panels and inviting the speakers. Chairs and discussants will come from the initiating institutions at Basel, Munich and Sydney. Organizational support will be available.”

For the eligibility requirements and the full announcement, see the website at the University of Basel.

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Postdoctoral Opportunity in France

A postdoctoral opportunity in genealogical studies in France for recent PhDs:

The postdoctoral fellowship is on “The child and family genealogical stories: globalisation of practices, new issues, counter-archives” (L’enfant et le récit généalogique et familial : mondialisation des pratiques, nouveaux enjeux, contre-archives) at the Université Bretagne Loire (Angers).

For more information, see: https://u-bretagneloire.fr/dossiers/postdoc/candidatures

 

 

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