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Early Modern Violence: A Symposium

280 Park Hall

Torment and Apotheosis of Cuauhtémoc by David Alfaro Siqueiros, Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Organized by the Early Modern Research Workshop Henry Berlin (RLL) and Erik Seeman (HIS), Coordinators This symposium examines what was distinct about early modern violence. The growth of state power, dramatic religious changes, and the […]

Talk and Performance: Moderata Fonte’s, “The Worth of Women”

Student Union Theater

4:00 PM | Introductory Presentation, “Performing Feminism in Renaissance Venice” Sarah G. Ross | Professor and Chair, History Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 5:00 PM | Performance Seven women debate gender equality, the true worth of women and the responsibility of husbands, fathers, sons and lovers. From a 1600 book written by a Venetian […]

Early Modern and Performance Research Workshops: Danielle Rosvally, “Roman Violence, Contemporary Voices: A Look at Julius Caesar In Progress”

930 Clemens Hall

LOCATION CHANGE: Now 930 Clemens Danielle Rosvally, Ph.D., Department of Theatre and Dance “Roman Violence, Contemporary Voices: A Look at Julius Caesar In Progress” Rosvally is serving as both director and fight director for UB’s MainStage production of Julius Caesar (Feb. 28 to March 2).  In this talk, she will give insight into both her contemporary production vision for […]

Performance and Early Modern Research Workshops: “Sweet up-locked treasure” (Shakespeare, Sonnet 52) Opening the Resources of the Folger Shakespeare Library

904 Clemens

The resources of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. are unparalleled not only in many of the fields of early modern study, but also in the field of performance studies. In this work-in-progress/workshop session, UB Associate Professor Barbara Bono of the Departments of English and of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies, and UB Associate […]

Early Modern Research Workshop: Howard G. Brown, “Mass Violence and New Media: Psychological Responses in France, 1550-1880”

280 Park Hall

The Early Modern Research Workshop presents: Howard G. Brown, Binghamton University (SUNY) 2:00-3:00pm | Park 545: Conversation with Graduate Students 3:30-5:00pm | Park 280: “Mass Violence and New Media: Psychological Responses in France, 1550-1880” Abstract: New visual and textual media, ranging from pamphlets and woodblock prints in the sixteenth century to illustrated newspapers and collodion […]

“Courage and hope both teaching him the practice” (Twelfth Night 1.2.14): An Interactive Workshop in Teaching Shakespeare

120 Clemens Hall

Educator Dr. Peggy O’Brien and actor/director Michael Tolaydo have for many years collaborated in the public humanities mission of making Shakespeare accessible to students nationwide. In this workshop they will describe their work and show us how it is done. In addition to being the long-term Director of the Education Division of the Folger Shakespeare […]

New Books in Dialogue: Early Modern Queer Studies – Christine Varnado + Joseph Gamble on The Shapes of Fancy: Reading for Queer Desire in Early Modern Literature


The Early Modern Research Workshop is inaugurating a “New Books in Dialogue” series, which brings together UB faculty and colleagues at other institutions who have newly published or soon-to-be-published books to discuss their works. Please join us (on Zoom) on Friday, April 16 at 12:00pm for a conversation with Joseph Gamble (University of Toledo) and […]

Early Modern Research Workshop: New Books in Dialogue with Imogen Choi, Felipe Valencia, and Henry Berlin


The Early Modern Research Workshop presents New Books in Dialogue featuring: The Epic Mirror: Poetry, Conflict Ethics and Political Community in Colonial Peru, by Imogen Choi, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Oxford The Melancholy Void: Lyric and Masculinity in the Age of Góngora, Felipe Valencia Associate Professor of Spanish, Utah State University Alone Together: […]