Genealogies of Modernity II: Possible Modernities Between Medieval & Enlightenment

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June 11, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology

Genealogies of Modernity residential graduate seminar returns June 11-15, 2018

Hosted at the University of Pennsylvania

When or how did we become modern?  Or is modernity a fiction, both of the past and present?  Genealogies of Modernity is an interdisciplinary seminar launched in 2017 to interrogate the role of the "age of reform" (roughly 1350-1600) in influential genealogical accounts of the modern world, and also to explore competing movements within that same age that might expand our imagination for life in our own.  This summer, we will extend out investiagtion into accounts of the Enlightenment, connecting them back to the age of reform and ahead to the present era. 

Graduate students across the humanities, whether they are new to the project or returning from last summer's seminar, are welcome to apply.  Acceptance to this seminar includes coverage of all expenses for the duration of the workshop.  This includes room, board, and texts, but excludes travel costs. 

Priority Deadline: Friday, April 6, 2018

Final Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018

Contact Info: 

For more information on this program or any questions, please contact Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Feeney at