WORKSHOP: “Renaissance Refugees”

In this one-day workshop under the heading “Renaissance Refugees,” our aim is to bring forward the dynamics of the refugee/migrant experience in the early modern world and ask questions that will resonate with modern audiences: what types of political regimes (empires, churches/confessions, nascent nation-states) determined the flows of individuals and communities, and in what ways? What were the reasons underlying the search for a new home? How were the refugees seen and represented in the host societies? What role did the refugee/migrant experience play in the emergence of new ideas of political personhood? The workshop, organized by the IU Renaissance Studies program, will include lectures by leading scholars also known as excellent public speakers Tamar Herzog (Harvard), Christina H. Lee (Princeton) and Mihoko Suzuki (U of Miami), responses by IU faculty, and a final roundtable which will include IU undergraduate and graduate students. The program will be available in early August.

10:00-11:30 a.m.: Imagining Communities and Explaining Immigration in Early Modern Europe," Tamar Herzog (History, Harvard University)

1:30-2:45 p.m.: "Hair and Personhood in the Spanish Philippines of Early Modernity" Christina H. Lee (Spanish and Portuguese, Princeton University)

3:00-4:15 p.m.: "Women in Exile and Political Writing: The Cases of Margaret Cavendish and Jane Barker," Mihoko Suzuki (English, U of Miami)

4:30-5:30 p.m.: final roundtable, followed by a reception

Friday September 22, 2017 10:00 AM
Friday September 22, 2017 05:30 PM
Indiana Memorial Union (Union Building), University Club
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This event is part of Themester 2017 Diversity • Difference • Otherness.
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