4 PhD three-year fellowships in Global History of Empires, an international joint program between the University of Turin and the National Research University - Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg and Moscow)
The relationship between knowledge production and governance has been at the centre of research on the Spanish Empire for some years. Recent works by Arndt Brendecke, Antonio Barrera-Osorio and Daniela Bleichmar, among others, show the productivity of such approaches. One consensus reached by many recent works seems to be that information was produced and collected by various actors and institutions within the empire, but not necessarily put to use by the governing bodies in Spain.
Between the Imperial Eye and the Local Gaze. Cartographies of Southeast Europe/Entre la surveillance impériale et le regard local.
The achievements of Early Modern literature in English evince the relevance of translation for literary history. The impact of translation on the development of new literary modes and genres during this period is often acknowledged. It is clear, for instance, that the sonnet in English, both as a verse form and as a mode of individual lyrical expression, is traced to its introduction to the English tradition through Wyatt and Surrey’s translations of Petrarch’s Canzoniere.
RSA Panel on ‘Oriental Studies in Europe 1500–1700’
Papers are sought for a panel on ‘Oriental Studies in Europe, 1500–1700’ to be submitted to the RSA 2019.
Music has long been theorised as intangible culture separate from the materiality of musical instruments. Moving beyond approaches that position musical instruments merely as containers for sound, this panel aims to rethink and reassess their material, visual, affective and social dimensions. Recent interdisciplinary ‘turns’ towards new materialisms, posthumanisms, sensorialities and object-orientated ontologies are opening up alternative theoretical and methodological pathways and perspectives for engaging with the material culture of music.
New Geographies in Political Thought: The Americas and Caribbean (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March)
Part of a series of panels designed to expand the range of “early modern political thought,” this call seeks proposals for papers concentrating on political/legal thought that engage the peoples, locations, and issues of the Ottoman Empire and the early modern eastern Mediterranean.
RSA 2019 Toronto