Category Archives: Renaissance Art and History

Graduate Student Conference at the Newberry Library

I am pleased that several of my former graduate students are participating in this week’s Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library. “The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized … Continue reading

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Cultures of Voting in Pre-Modern Europe

I am happy to report that my latest publication has been released, just in time for the new year.  Happy 2018! My chapter on “Municipal elections and contested religious space: electoral practices and confessional politics in Mediterranean France during the … 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The auction house Christie’s has withdrawn an allegedly forged Renaissance map from its auction listings after scholars and map dealers questioned its authenticity.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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Crowd-funding French History

The BBC reports that that a crowd-funding project has successfully raised money to purchase a thirteenth-century French castle. “Thousands of internet users have joined forces to save Mothe-Chandeniers chateau in France. By contributing at least €51 (£45; $61) each, they … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Religious History Fellowships in Florence

Istituto Sangalli (Sangalli Institute) is offering postdoctoral fellowships in religious history at the Medici Archive Project in Florence. The brief description reads: “The Sangalli Institute for the history and religious cultures offers the opportunity of a short research stay in … Continue reading

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