Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Society, Culture and Belief, 1500-1800


Convenors: Surekha Davies (Birkbeck), Laura Gowing (KCL), Kate Hodgkin (University of East London), Michael Hunter (Birkbeck).

Seminars will take place in the Ecclesiastical History Room at the Institute of Historical Research on the following Thursdays at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome!


7 October 2010 Dr William Poole (New College, Oxford)
The First Chinese in England? The Visit of Shen Fuzong, 1687-88

21 October 2010 Prof. Claire Jowitt (Nottingham Trent University)
The Culture of Renaissance Piracy: the Case of Captain Mainwaring

4 November 2010 Dr John-Paul Ghobrial (Churchill College, Cambridge)
Beggars, Charlatans, and Informants: Eastern Christians in the Early Modern World

18 November 2010 Prof. Maxine Berg (University of Warwick)
The Knowledge of Manufactures: Industrial Surveys in India during the 18th Century

2 December 2010 Dr Pratik Chakrabarti (University of Kent)
Globalization, Conquest and the Making of European Medical Knowledge in the 18th Century


13 January 2011 Dr Emma Spary (University of Cambridge)
Making French Coffee, 1670-1730: Networks, Trade Routes and Knowledge

27 January 2011 Dr Margaret Small (University of Birmingham)
A World in Balance? Geographical Thought in the 16th Century

24 February 2011 Prof. Jean Michel Massing (King’s College, Cambridge)
The Jesuit Jerome Nadal and his Influence from Paraguay to China

10 March 2011 Prof. Francisco Bethencourt (King’s College London)
'Did Abolitionism reduce Racism?'

24 March 2011 Prof. Benjamin Schmidt (University of Washington, Seattle)
Exoticism and Global Things: European Geography ca. 1670-1730


12 May 2011 Roundtable in association with the Centre for Early Modern Exchanges
(University College London)


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