May 5 EMSI Newsletter

Of special note: the USC/UCLA joint course “Political Opposition in Early Modern Europe & the Turn Toward Modernity,” and the Huntington’s Revisiting Revisionism conference on May 16-17!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
EMSI Book Party

The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute is throwing a year-end party, celebrating the recent book publications by Emily Berquist, Joseph Boone, Christelle Fischer-Bovet, Steven Hackel, Hilary Schor, and Jacob Soll.

Please fill out the rsvp form by Saturday, May 10, 2014 to join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres!

Parking reservations provided by EMSI.  Please use the reservation name: “EMSI Book Party.”

USC, University Park Campus
Moreton Fig
4pm to 6pm

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.  **GRAD STUDENTS FREE**

For more information about this event, please email researchconference@huntington.org or call 626-405- 3432.

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.

Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, 2014
WMQ-EMSI Workshop

The Age of Revolutions

This workshop will focus on new research and innovative historical approaches to the “Age of Revolutions,” a field that largely began in the mid-twentieth century with the germinal work of Jacques Godechot and R. R. Palmer. As more eighteenth-century historians have taken the “transnational turn,” they have raised fresh questions: about, for example, the nature of imperial sovereignty, the importance of Haiti, the connections between revolution and slave emancipation, the relationship between violence and revolution, and the nature of subjectivities and personal identities amidst transnational turmoil.

Registration is limited; requests for registration and access to the workshop papers should be sent to Kelly Crawford (kscraw@wm.edu)

Huntington Library
Brody Botanical Center, Ahmanson Room
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino CA 91108
9:30am to 5pm (coffee at 9:00am)

This conference is co-sponsored by the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

Fall 2014
USC-UCLA Graduate Seminar

Political Opposition in Early Modern Europe & the Turn Toward Modernity

A joint seminar convened by Jacob Soll (USC) and Margaret Jacob (UCLA).

We aim to explore opposition movements from the Italian city-states of the 16th century to the absolute
monarchies of the 18th century, also with attention to developments in England and the Dutch Republic. Finally, we intend to foucs on the opposition to the first successful opposition movement, the reaction to the French Revolution, and the emergence of right wing, and extreme right, politics during the 1790s and beyond.

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William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Tuesdays, 2pm to 5pm

This graduate seminar is hosted by both USC and UCLA and gives credits in both.  Transportation to the Clark Library will be provided.  For more information, please contact Jacob Soll (soll@usc.edu) or Margaret Jacob (mjacob@history.ucla).

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

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