10 Nov EMSI Newsletter

Friday-Saturday, November 14-15, 2014
Huntington Research Conference

“Markets, Law, and Ethics, 1300-1832”

Conveners:
Simon Middleton, University of Sheffield
James Shaw, University of Sheffield

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

$25; free for students

To register for this event, email: researchconference@huntington.org.

For more information, see the Markets Law and Ethics Brochure.

Monday, November 17, 2014
Pre-Modern Mediterranean

Jessica Goldberg, UCLA

“Reading other people’s mail: perspectives from the Cairo Geniza”

USC, University Park Campus
History Conference Room, SOS 250

3pm

For more information about this seminar, please contact Jason Glenn (jkg1549@gmail.com).

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Book Launch

Lindsay O’Neill,
University of Southern California

The Opened Letter: Networking in the Early Modern British World

Published by University of Pennsylvania Press in the Early Americas Series, edited by Peter C. Mancall

USC, University Park Campus
University Club at King Stoops Hall
4-6pm

EMSI will distribute copies of The Opened Letter to all guests at the launch, and the author will be available signing books.

The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute has provided parking reservations for this event in Parking Structure X (PSX). Please use parking code: “Book Launch.”

Please complete the RSVP form by Tuesday, November 18.

For more information about this event, please contact
emsi@usc.edu.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Past Tense

Matthew Fisher, UCLA

“Medieval English Manuscripts in the Hands of Early Modern Collectors”

Huntington Library
Munger Building, Seaver 3
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

11:45am-1pm

Lunch will be provided to those who complete the
RSVP form by Friday, November 14.

For more information about this seminar, please contact Adam Arenson (adam.arenson@manhattan.edu).

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Early Modern British History

Matthew Kadane,
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

“Pentecost Barker and the Path to Enlightenment”

Huntington Library
Munger Building, Seaver 1 & 2
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

10am-12noon
Coffee will be available at 9:30am.

For more information about this seminar, please contact Lindsay O’Neill (ljoneill@usc.edu) and Vanessa Wilkie (vwilkie@huntington.org).

Monday, November 24, 2014
American Origins

Christopher Magra,
University of Tennessee

“Press Gangs and Profits: The Cost of Doing Business in the Atlantic World”

USC, University Park Campus
History Conference Room, SOS 250

RSVP to receive pre-circulated papers.

For more information about this seminar, please contact Carole Shammas (shammas@usc.edu).

The Mellon Summer Institute
in Spanish Paleography

The Mellon Summer Institute in Spanish Paleography will be held at the Huntington Library between June 22 and July 10, 2015, and will be taught by Professor Carla Rahn Phillips, Union Pacific Professor in Comparative Early Modern History [Emerita] of the Department of History at the University of Minnesota.

The application deadline will be March 1, 2015. Links to application instructions will be available by January 2015.

For further inquiries, please email Susi Levin (slevin@huntington.org).

EMSI Fellowship Competitions for 2015-2016

The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, a center for advanced scholarship relating to the period from c. 1450 to c. 1850, is pleased to announce competitions for USC faculty and Ph.D. students for 2015-2016. The application deadline is January 30, 2015.  Please send all materials electronically to the EMSI Research Committee at emsi@dornsife.usc.edu

Competitions:

Faculty fellowships: The Institute will offer up to two one-semester fellowships for USC faculty whose work relates to the period from c. 1450 to c. 1850. Faculty fellows will be encouraged to participate in relevant Institute programs. To apply please submit a c.v. (no longer than 4 pages) and a statement of research plans (no longer than three single-spaced pages) to the Research Committee via email to emsi@usc.edu.

Ph.D. Fellowships: The Institute will offer up to two year-long fellowships to Ph.D. students within the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Science.  These fellowships will provide a stipend of $25,000 as well as cover the student’s tuition and fees.  The fellowships are open to all graduate students within the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Science, with preference for those who have passed the qualifying examination for the Ph.D. Priority will be given to students who can take advantage of the Huntington’s collections. Applicants should submit a c.v. and a research statement not exceeding three single-spaced pages to emsi@usc.edu. A letter of recommendation from the dissertation advisor should be emailed separately to emsi@usc.edu.

Ph.D. Summer Fellowships: The Institute will offer up to three one-month summer fellowships for Ph.D. candidates. Applicants should submit a c.v., a research statement not exceeding three single-spaced pages, and a letter from the dissertation advisor.

If you wish to apply for both the yearlong and summer Ph.D. Fellowships, please submit only one application that includes all the required materials as attachments and the name the fellowships to which you are applying in the body of your email.

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: Lauren Dodds

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