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April 2018

A Folger Institute “Transcribathon”

April 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Digital Composition Lab of the Center for Excellence in Writing (128 Capen in the Silverman Library)

Location: The Digital Composition Lab of the Center for Excellence in Writing, 128 Capen, inside The Silverman Library Training in digital transcription, with an emphasis on early modern texts, by paleographer Sarah Powell from the Folger Shakespeare Library Stay the day, stop by for an hour or two, or just look in on the Lab and the action! Sponsored by The UB Experiential Learning Network, The Center for Excellence in Writing, The Digital Composition Lab, The UB Early Modern Research…

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September 2018

Early Modern Violence: A Symposium

September 28, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 4:15 pm
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 emergence of race-based slavery all shaped early modern violence and how it was represented in literature. Echoes of that violence are with us today. The…

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October 2018

Early Modern Research Workshop: Marissa Rhodes, “‘Other women, nay brutes’: Wet-Nurse Inspections and Economies of Violence”

October 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
545 Park Hall

Marissa Rhodes, “‘Other women, nay brutes’: Wet-Nurse Inspections and Economies of Violence” Wed. Oct. 17, 3:00 - 4:30pm, Park Hall 545 Rhodes, an advanced PhD candidate in History, will precirculate her paper for this works-in-progress presentation. Abstract to follow soon.

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

October 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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 woman writer. The Worth of Women (Il Merito delle donne) By Moderata Fonte | Translated by Virginia Cox (University of Chicago Press, 1997) Directed by…

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November 2018

Early Modern Research Workshop: Work-in-Progress with David Castillo, “Not Your Father’s Classroom! Looking Back at the Spanish Golden Age Through the Lens of the #Metoo Movement.”

November 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
830 Clemens Hall, University at Buffalo
Buffalo,
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UB Humanities Institute Director David Castillo will give a work-in-progress talk on “Not Your Father’s Classroom! Looking Back at the Spanish Golden Age Through the Lens of the #Metoo Movement.”

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February 2019

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

February 6, 2019 @ 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm
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 UB’s Julius Caesar, as well as the violence she is crafting to echo that theme.

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

February 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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 Professor Maria Horne of the Department of Theatre and Dance will speak to and demonstrate their recent financially-supported work in the programs of the Folger…

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March 2019

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

March 26, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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 photography in the nineteenth century, depicted personal suffering caused by various episodes of mass violence in France between the French Wars of Religion and the Paris…

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April 2019

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

April 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 Library, Dr. O’Brien served for many years as the Vice President and Senior Vice President for Education of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and produced…

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April 2021

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

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom

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 Christine Varnado (Dept. of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies) about Varnado's book, The Shapes of Fancy: Reading for Queer Desire in Early Modern Literature (Minnesota,…

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