April 14 EMSI Newsletter

Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, 2014
Huntington Conference

Revisiting Revisionism: New Directions in Early Modern British Studies

In the 1970’s, historical “Revisionism” upended scholarly notions about politics, parliaments, and people. This conference reconsiders Revisionism’s impact on our understanding of early modern British history, religion, and literature, as well as on the “big issues”-reformation, revolution, class, culture- that have always animated British Studies.

Revisiting Revisionism

Seating for this event is limited, so please register as soon as possible.

For more information about this event, please email researchconference@huntington.org or call 626-405- 3432.  FREE for graduate students with reservation.

Huntington Library
Brody Botanical Center, Ahmanson Room
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino CA 91108
9:30am to 5pm (coffee at 8:30am)

This conference is co-sponsored by the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute and the Huntington’s Dorothy Collins Brown Endowment.


Thursday, April 24, 2014
Music Series

Deborah McGrady
University of Virginia

“Are Digitized Manuscripts Made for Scholarship? The Remediated Codex as the New Object of Medieval Studies”

The second colloquium in the series “Working with Digitized Manuscripts: New Approaches to Old Sources.”

Digitized Manuscripts flyer

To received the pre-circulated readings, please rsvp to Glenda Goodman (Glenda.Goodman@usc.edu).

Complimentary parking will be available in Parking Structure X (PSX). Parking reservation name:”Deborah McGrady Lecture.”

USC, University Park Campus
Doheney Memorial Library
Music Library, Herklotz Room G-24

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

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

“Genius Before Romanticism: 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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