April 7 EMSI/Huntington Newsletter

Please see below for several exciting local events!


Friday, April 11, 2014
Long 18th Century

Elizabeth Kuti,
University of Essex
“1798: War, Terror, and Performance”

Please RSVP for this event by Friday, April 4, to reserve a lunch.

Complimentary parking in Parking Structure X (PSX) provided by the Early Modern Studies Institute.
Reservation Name: Elizabeth Kuti Lecture

USC, University Park Campus
Doheny Memorial Library, DML 241

For more information about Long 18th Century seminars, please contact Emily Anderson
(ehanders@usc.edu) or Felicity Nussbaum


Saturday, April 12, 2014
Special Event

The Broken Token, A Play by Elizabeth Kuti
Performance followed by Q&A

Directed by Robert Price for Lubkinfinds
Cast: Jessica Carroll and Peter Hannah

An “Arts on the Grounds” performance

Tickets: $25 general admission; $10 USC/UCLA
students (student ID# must be entered in the
“Registration Confirmation #” at check-out).

Tickets must be purchased by April 4, 2014.

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

This event is co-sponsored by the USC-Huntington
Early Modern Studies Institute and the William
Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Early Modern British History

Rupali Mishra,
Auburn University

“Corporate Espionage: The East Indies Ambitions of
Charles I”

Huntington Library
Munger Research Library, Seaver 3
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino CA 91108
10am to 12pm (coffee served at 9:30am)

For more information about Early Modern British
History seminars, please contact Lori Anne Ferrell
(Lori.Ferrell@cgu.edu) or Cynthia Herrup

Saturday, April 12, 2014
American Origins

Kathleen S. Murphy,
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

“Asiento Science: Natural History and the British Slave Trade to Spanish America, 1713-1739”

To receive the pre-circulated readings, please fill out the  rsvp form by Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

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

For more information about American Origins
seminars, please contact Carole Shammas

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Music Series

Cantigas de Santa Maria

USC Collegium Workshop, directed by Adam Knight Gilbert and Rachelle Fox.

The program features sacred songs praising the Virgin Mary and includes voices and a medieval
instrumentarium of shawm, bagpipe, lute, vielle, harp, and hurdy gurdy.

USC, University Park Campus
United University Church

For more information about Music Series events, please
contact Adam Knight Gilbert (adam.gilbert@usc.edu).

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Ph.D. Fellowships at USC

The USC Digital Humanities Program is pleased to announce competitions for two-year, Ph.D. fellowships in digital humanities for 2014-2016. The competition is open to USC graduate students in Dornsife or the Critical Studies program of School of Cinematic Arts who will be ABD by August 25, 2014.

The USC Digital Humanities Program aims to provide training for scholars in emerging digital technologies, including digital publication of scholarly research, while still preserving the essential integrity of the humanities as an intellectual field of inquiry.

Applicants should submit a c.v. and a research
statement, not exceeding three single-spaced pages. Applicants should request a letter of recommendation to be emailed separately from the dissertation advisor by the due date. All application materials should be received by April 10, 2014. Please send all materials electronically to the Digital Humanities Council at

Monday, April 14, 2014
Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Digital Humanities

The University of Southern California seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in digital humanities.The USC Digital Humanities Program aims to provide training for scholars in emerging digital technologies, including digital publication of scholarly research, while still preserving the essential integrity of the humanities as an intellectual field of inquiry. Fellows will have access to the Digital Publishing Institute and will have the opportunity to participate in activities in various Cinematic Arts research labs, including the Fab Lab, the World Building Media Lab, and the Mobile and Environmental Media Lab, and they will gain in-depth knowledge of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture.

Preferred candidates would have completed all of the requirements for the Ph.D. within the last 3 years. To apply, please go to http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/19322 and submit your application, cover letter, c.v., dissertation abstract, writing sample, and the names of two academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. The deadline for the receipt of all materials is April 14, 2014.

Inquiries should be directed to:

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
CRASSH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

“Genius Before Romaniticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science”

The Centre for Research in Art, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at Cambridge University seeks applications for a 4.5-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, beginning in late-2014 and continuing no later than 2019.

What existed in the European imagination before the Romantic concept of ‘genius’? This five-year project will examine notions of unique talent, heightened imagination and extraordinary creativity in art and science by exploring the language, theories, practices and products of ingenium (ingenuity) ca. 1450-ca. 1750. Drawing on the perspectives of history of art, history of science, technology and medicine, intellectual history and literary studies, the project seeks to capture ingenuity across and between disciplines. Studying six countries (France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, England and Spain) across three centuries, it will trace ingenuity’s shifting patterns and fragmented fortunes over the longue durée.

Further Information

Please submit a cover letter, c.v., a monograph proposal, writing sample, a completed CHRIS 6 form (Parts 1 & 3 only), and the names and contact information of two references to the online application portal beginning April 1, 2014 and no later than Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

For more information about this fellowship, please contact Dr. Alexander Marr (ajm300@cam.ac.uk). For questions about the application process, please contact Catherine Hurley (ch335@cam.ac.uk).

USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute
3502 Trousdale Parkway
SOS 153, MC 0034
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0034
email: emsi@dornsife.usc.edu

Director: Peter C. Mancall
Associate Director: Amy Braden
Research Assistant: Karin Amundsen

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