Category Archives: History of the Book

Postdoctoral Fellowship on Hérnan Colón

A postdoctoral fellowship in early modern studies is being offered by the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen. Here is the Arnamagnæan Institute’s call for applications: Postdoctoral Position – Hernando Colón’s Book of Books The Arnamagnæan Institute, Department of … Continue reading

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Renaissance Map Forgery

The auction house Christie’s has withdrawn an allegedly forged Renaissance map from its auction listings after scholars and map dealers questioned its authenticity. The map is a print of Martin Waldseemüller’s famous 1507 world map, one of the first to … Continue reading

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Making and Knowing: Early Modern Geometries

The Newberry Library and Northwestern University are hosting an upcoming conference: Making and Knowing: Early Modern Geometries, a History of the Book Symposium The conference will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 and Friday, October 30, 2015. The schedule … Continue reading

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Roger Chartier Lecture at DHIP

Roger Chartier (EHESS) presented a lecture yesterday on “Traduire l’intraduisible. L’homme de cour chez Baltasar Gracián, Amelot de la Houssaie et Norbert Elias,” at the Institut Historique Allemand de Paris (DHIP). The lecture explored translations and appropriations of Baltasar Gracián’s … Continue reading

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Renaissance Society of America – Berlin

I just returned from the huge Renaissance Society for America [RSA] conference in Berlin, where over 3000 Renaissance studies scholars gathered for an intense conference on early modern history. I presented a research paper on siege warfare and war news, entitled … Continue reading

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Paleography Seminar at the Medici Archive Project

Seminar on Paleography and Archival Studies May 25 – June 6, 2015 Florence, Italy For the fifth consecutive year, the Medici Archive Project (MAP) will be offering a two-week intensive seminar on archival research. For the first time, MAP will partner … Continue reading

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Summer Program in Early Modern Digital Humanities

A summer program in early modern digital humanities is being offered by the Folger Shakespeare Library. “Following on the success of the first “Early Modern Digital Agendas” institute—an intensive survey of the most current resources and methods in digital research … Continue reading

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Massacre of Journalists at Charlie Hebdo in Paris

Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical publication in Paris, was attacked by terrorists this morning. Two gunmen reportedly entered the offices of Charlie Hebdo and opened fire, killing ten people and wounding more. The gunmen then exited the building and opened … Continue reading

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Warburg Institute Saved by Court Ruling

The famed Warburg Institute in London has been saved by an English court ruling. According to a press release by the Warburg Institute: “To the benefit and relief of scholars worldwide, the High Court has rejected the University of London’s … Continue reading

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Word and Image Graduate Workshop

Graduate Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students Word and Image in the Renaissance Led by James A. Knapp, Loyola University Chicago; and Jennifer Waldron, University of Pittsburgh Application deadline: September 22 Workshop: 9 am to 5 pm Friday, October … Continue reading

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