James Ford Bell Library

Calendar 2014-2015: Consortium for the Study of the Pre-Modern World

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All events will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the James Ford Bell Library unless otherwise noted. Sessions may involve pre-circulated papers.

Additional information about these events , as well as other premodern events on campus, can be found at: http://premodern.umn.edu. Contact us at premod@umn.edu with questions.

September

  • 11    Opening Reception **Thursday
  • 17    Planning Discussion: Global Premodern Studies Seminars for 2015-2016
  • 24    Talking Terms Seminar: "Were the Incas (who landed writing) Pre-modern, Proto-modern, or just Curiously Mathematical? Lessons from the Quipus,"Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies; Anthropology, Harvard University. Co-sponsored with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

October

  • 1    Planning Discussion: Global Premodern Studies Seminars for 2015-16
  • 2    Thursdays at 4 Lecture: "The World According to the Bank: An Analysis of World Bank Reports, 1946-2010," Franco Moretti, Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University. Co-sponsored with the Institute for Advanced Study **Thursday, 4 p.m., Northrup, Crosby Seminar Room. More information
  • 3    Lecture: "Canon/Archive: Towards an Articulation of the Modern Literary Field," Franco Moretti, Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor of Compartive Literature, Stanford, University. Co-sponsored with the Institute for Advanced Study **Friday, 1210 Heller Hall
  • 8    Talking Terms Seminar: "Teaching teh Problem Periodization, Ages, and Stages in Premodern Global History," Jennifer Deane, History, University of Minnesota-Morris
  • 15    Talking Terms Seminar: "Did Women have a Premodern World?," Ruth Karras, History, University of Minnesota
  • 22    Talking Terms Seminar: "Thinking Early," Juliette Cherbuliez, French and Italian, University of Minesota
  • 29    Talking Terms Seminar: "Paddling Out to See: Native Hawaiians and Global Exploration: 1778-1793," David Chang, History and American Studies, University of Minnesota. This talk involves a pre-circulated paper.

November

  • 5     Talking Terms Seminar: "Translation, Civilization, and the Limits of the Mediterranean," Michelle Hamilton, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota
  • 11    Reading Group: Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (Princeton University Press).
  • 19    Discussion Seminar: Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Professor of History, University of Chicago. In addition to Provincializing Europe, we will discuss "The Climate of History: Four Theses," Critical Inquiry, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Winter 2009), pp. 197-222, and "Postcolonial Studies and the Challenge of Climate Change," New Literary History, Vol. 43, No. 1 (Winter 2001), pp 1-18.
  • 26    No Consortium Meeting due to Thanksgiving Holiday

December

  • 5   Talking Terms Seminar: "Whatever Happened to Cosmology? Poetics, Literature, and Premodernity," Eric Hayot, Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University
  • 10   Planning Discussion: Global Premodern Studies Seminars for 2015-2016

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