Category Archives: Atlantic World

American Responses to the Brexit Vote

In the aftermath of last week’s Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, Americans seem to have rediscovered Europe. Frantic news reports warn of dire economic consequences for American banks and investors, even as journalists attempt to explain the complexity of … Continue reading

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Graduate Seminar at the Newberry Library

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a dissertation seminar for early modern historians in Fall 2016. Doctoral students at Newberry Consortium members, such as Northern Illinois University, as encouraged to participate. Here is the Newberry … Continue reading

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Armada Portrait Campaign

A fundraising campaign has been launched to purchase one of the famous “Armada Portraits” of Elizabeth I of England. The painting was originally owned by Sir Francis Drake and is now being sold by his descendants. This painting presents Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies is offering a Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period, which will be held on Saturday, 11 April from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Newberry Library website provides an announcement: “This … Continue reading

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The Insufficient Ark at U of C

The Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago is holding a discussion of Maura Capps’ dissertation chapter “The Insufficient Ark: A Political Ecology of a Failed Agricultural Department at the Cape of Good Hope, 1795-1806.” Maura is a PhD … Continue reading

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Empire and Early Modernity

Empire and Early Modernity at the Early Modern Workshop University of Chicago Monday October 13 Albert Pick Hall #319 at 5 pm Kaveh Hemmat and Oliver Cussen will lead a discussion on “Empire and Early Modernity.” Instead of our usual … Continue reading

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Seventeenth-Century Imperialism and New York

New York is apparently not celebrating its 350th anniversary this week. According to an article in The New York Times, “On August 26, 1664, 350 years ago Tuesday, a flotilla of four British frigates led by the Guinea, which was … Continue reading

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