Mar 24 EMSI Newsletter

Please see below for the latest EMSI Newsletter.  David Cressy’s talk on Mar 28 is especially recommended!

Friday, March 28, 2014
Long 18th Century

David Cressy
Ohio State University

“Eighteenth Century Gypsies: The Trials and Travels of Mary Squires”

Huntington Library
Munger Research Library, Seaver 1 & 2
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino CA 91108
10am to 12pm (coffee served at 9:30am)

For more information about Long 18th Century seminars, please contact Emily Anderson
( or Felicity Nussbaum


Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, 2014
Huntington Conference

Living English Broadside Ballads,
1550-1750: Song, Art, Dance, Culture

Organized by Patricia Fumerton, University of
California, Santa Barbara

Riding a new wave of scholarly excitement over early modern broadside ballads, experts from many disciplines will probe questions of media, preservation, authorship, and audience of these mass-marketed ephemera.

For more information or to register for this conference, please email or call 626-405-3432.

Huntington Library
Brody Botanical Center, Ahmanson Room
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108

This conference is co-sponsored by the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Music Series

Early Music Faculty Concert

Adam and Rotem Gilbert (recorder)

With guests:
Malachai Komanoff Bandy (viola da gamba)
Jason Yoshida (theorbo/baroque guitar)
Doug Milliken (dulcian/baroque bassoon)
Arthur Omura (harpsichord)

Featuring music by Marco Uccellini, Georg Philipp Telemann, and Johann Sebastian Bach

USC, University Park Campus
Alfred Newman Recital Hall

For more information about Music Series events, please contact Adam Knight Gilbert (


Thursday, March 27, 2014
Music Series
Dorothy Porter
University of Pennsylvania

“Ceci n’est pas un manuscrit: Considering what
Digitization does to Manuscripts”

This colloquium is part of the “Working With Digitized Manuscripts: New Approaches to Old Sources” series.

To receive the pre-circulated readings, please rsvp to Glenda Goodman (

USC, University Park Campus
Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 241

This colloquium is sponsored by the USC- Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, the Rare Book School, and the Mellon Foundation.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Colonial Latin America

Labor, Bodies, and Commodities:
Capitalism and Fetishes in the Early
Modern Spanish Atlantic World

David Kazanjian, University of Pennsylvania
“Casta Capitalism”

Rachel O’Toole, University of California, Irvine
“The Gift Economy of Freedom in Colonial Peru”

Maria-Elena Martinez, University of Southern
“Metals and Race: Amalgamation and ‘Miscegenation’ in Bourbon New Spain”

USC, University Park Campus
Social Sciences Building, SOS 250
3:30pm to 5:30pm

For more information about Colonial Latin America seminars, please contact Maria-Elena Martinez

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