Conference: "Beyond Tradition: Rethinking Early Modern Europe"


Location: McKenna Hall - Notre Dame Conference Center

This event is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the cultural, social, religious, political, and legal dimensions of early modern Europe that push beyond traditional geographical and temporal categories. Learn how fields related to the study of Early Modern Europe are transforming and enlarging their scope of inquiry. We'll look at previously unstudied or minimally studied aspects of early modern societies and approach long- existing issues and debates from new perspectives.

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Early Modern Europe

Topics will be explored in the course of three panel discussions, followed by a roundtable conversation focused on submitted student work.

Panel discussion subjects: 
"Beyond Tradition in Spain," led by Geoffrey Barrow, Professor of Spanish, Purdue University, Calumet

"Beyond Traditional Interpretations," presented by Professor of History Carina Johnson, Pitzer College

"Beyond Traditional Borders," led by Luke Clossey, Associate Professor of History, Simon Fraser University

This event is free and open to the public. Registration by Aug. 31 is preferred, though registrations will be accepted through Sept. 12.

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Contact: Dr. Julie Tanaka, Rare Books and Special Collections Curator and Western European History Librarian;

Sponsored by: Hesburgh Libraries and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Supported by the the Henkels Lecture Fund, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, Department of History and the Conservation Department.


Exhibit Opening and Reception: "After Gutenberg: Print, Books, and Knowledge in Germany through the Long Sixteenth Century."

Explore innovations in the dissemination of knowledge in Germany during the long sixteenth century. From the marriage of text and image on the printed page to the use of censorship and propaganda to the manuals of advice and instruction, witness the dynamic intellectual life of Germans between 1450 and 1650.
Keynote speaker: Thomas Brady, University of Notre Dame alumnus and Professor Emeritus in the Department of History, University of California, Berkeley, will present, "From Notre Dame to the Holy Roman Empire."

4:30-6:30 p.m., Sept. 11, 2015 in Room 102, Rare Books & Special Collections), Hesburgh Library

Standing exhibit: 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Aug. 17 - Dec. 18, 2015 in Rare Books & Special Collections
102 Hesburgh Library
The exhibit will be curated by Dr. Julie Tanaka, Rare Books and Special Collections Curator and Western European History Librarian