In the first half of the 10th century, the Jewish calendar had become a major issue for Near Eastern Jewish communities. Conflicts over the calendar were fights for authority and legal independence, drawing the attention of Saadya Gaon (882–942 CE), a preeminent scholar and communal leader of rabbinic Babylonian Jewry. Saadya composed at least four works on the calendar and the calendar polemics, which had a significant impact on later calendar literature and played a role in the diffusion of the Jewish calendar to Western Europe. This talk by Dr.
Call for Papers Race and the Early Modern: New Scholars, New Scholarship
MMoR & the Centre for Early Modern Studies King’s College London, May 24, 2022
Keynote speakers: Surekha Davies, author of Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human Nicholas R. Jones, author of Staging Habla de Negros: Radical Performances of the African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain
Time and Date: 22 February 2022 | 5.15pm - 6.30pm
The 1500s and 1600s were turbulent times for England and France, with both nations engaging in dynastic struggle, religious conflict and overseas colonisation. Facing each other across the Channel, the naval expansion of the two countries was also closely intertwined. Each influenced the naval programmes of the other, both directly and indirectly. Join us for a free online talk demonstrating the close relationship between naval power and state strength in early-modern Europe.
This is a recent talk with Shoichiro Kawai of the University of Tokyo about his Shakespearean adaptations and translations in Japanese and about his work as a Shakespeare scholar: https://youtu.be/yolIZXYnV5k.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Ninth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
June 20-22, 2022
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, Missouri
The sixth edition of the International Seminar Collective Violence and Genocide will take place on November 18 in the afternoon (16:00 hours CET) and on Friday, November 19 in the morning (10:00 hours CET).
I'm very happy to announce the International Workshop on Chinese & Spanish Interactions, Manila 1571-1765, November 27, 2021. The program is here. Feel free to drop in!
The program is here:
The meeting will be online.
The meeting ID is 93829403145, passcode is 401592. The link will be
We are pleased to invite you to the IXth International Conference of the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg.
Online and Potsdam, Germany, November 21–23, 2021
EMSE 2022: Early Modern Sensory Experiences
9-10 June 2022, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
In 2022, ‘Climates and Cultures in History’ (CCH) will publish a special issue (either 1 or 2) on anthropogenic climate change.
This call invites proposals for contributions on all aspects relating to anthropogenic climate change in history.