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Early Modern

Faculty Coordinators: Henry Berlin (RLL), Erik Seeman (History)

The Early Modern Research Workshop unites scholars and graduate students with research and teaching interests in the period between 1450 and 1800. It exists to establish an interdisciplinary network of scholars at UB, facilitate the exchange between early modernists and invited scholars, raise awareness of contemporary debates across fields, encourage harmonization of curricular development, furnish a forum for faculty to present works-in-progress, and coordinate graduate student mentorship.

Fall 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 12:30-2:30 pm | Clemens 904
Amy Graves Monroe (RLL), “Rational Catastrophes: Plausibility and Verisimilitude in Early Modern Eventhood.”

Monday, October 23, 2:00-4:00 pm | Park 280
Ann Little (Colorado State), “The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright: Violence and Communities of Women in the Northeast Borderlands.”

Tuesday, October 24, 2:00-3:00 pm | Park 532

Conversation: “Social Media and Being a Historian in Public.” With current and former UB History Ph.D. students of the DIG Podcast.

Events from Previous Years

Early Modern Faculty at UB

David Alff, English
Eighteenth-century British literature

Henry Berlin, Romance Languages
Medieval and early modern Iberian literature

Barbara Bono, English
Early modern English literature; Shakespeare

James Bono, History
History of science and medicine

David Castillo, Romance Languages
Baroque Spanish literature; Cervantes

Robert Daly, English
Early American literature

Jonathan Dewald, History
Early modern France

Amy Graves-Monroe, Romance Languages
Early modern French literature

Walter Hakala, English
Urdu and Indo-Persian literature

Graham Hammill, English
Early modern English literature

Shaun Irlam, Comparative Literature
Eighteenth-century literature

Hal Langfur, History
Colonial Brazil and Atlantic world

Yan Liu, History
Ancient and medieval China; medicine

Ruth Mack, English
Eighteenth-century British literature

Carla Mazzio, English
Early modern England; science

Ndubueze Mbah, History
Africa and the Atlantic world

Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, Transnational Studies
Early America; American Indians

Carl Nightingale, Transnational Studies
Global urban history; race

Lewis Powell, Philosophy
Early modern history of philosophy

Claire Schen, History
Early modern England

Randy Schiff, English
Medieval English and European literature

Stephanie Schmidt, Romance Languages
Colonial Latin American and Nahuatl literature

Marla Segol, Jewish Thought
Medieval and early modern Jewish mysticism

Erik Seeman, History
Colonial North America, Atlantic world

Matthew Steilen, Law School
Early modern law and legal institutions

Paola Ugolini, Romance Languages
Early modern Italian literature

Liana Vardi, History
Early modern France

Christine Varnado, Transnational Studies
Early modern European literature; sexuality

Kari Winter, Transnational Studies
Early America; slavery