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Early Modern

Faculty Coordinators: Ndubueze Mbah (History), Marla Segol (Jewish Thought), and Paola Ugolini (RLL)

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.

Upcoming Early Modern Research Workshops

May 2 @ 12:00 pm | Zoom
Early Modern Research Workshop: New Books in Dialogue with Imogen Choi, Felipe Valencia, and Henry Berlin

April 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm | Zoom
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 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am | 120 Clemens Hall
“Courage and hope both teaching him the practice” (Twelfth Night 1.2.14): An Interactive Workshop in Teaching Shakespeare

February 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm | 904 Clemens
Performance and Early Modern Research Workshops: “Sweet up-locked treasure” (Shakespeare, Sonnet 52) Opening the Resources of the Folger Shakespeare Library

March 26, 2019 @ 3:30 pm | 280 Park Hall
Early Modern Research Workshop: Howard G. Brown, “Mass Violence and New Media: Psychological Responses in France, 1550-1880”

February 6, 2019 @ 3:40 pm | 930 Clemens Hall
Early Modern and Performance Research Workshops: Danielle Rosvally, “Roman Violence, Contemporary Voices: A Look at Julius Caesar In Progress”

October 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm | Student Union Theater
Talk and Performance: Moderata Fonte’s, “The Worth of Women”

November 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm | 830 Clemens Hall
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.”

October 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm | 545 Park Hall
Early Modern Research Workshop: Marissa Rhodes, “‘Other women, nay brutes’: Wet-Nurse Inspections and Economies of Violence”

April 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am | The Digital Composition Lab of the Center for Excellence in Writing (128 Capen in the Silverman Library)
A Folger Institute “Transcribathon”

See Past Early Modern Events »

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

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