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5th Annual Graduate Early Modern Student Society (GEMSS) Symposium, “RE: revive, renew, rebirth”

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

This is event is meant to further the goals of GEMSS of creating a community of Early Modern graduate student and faculty scholars on campus. The day will consist of presentations and roundtable events in which students will be given the opportunity to present their research among colleagues in order to receive feedback from an interdisciplinary audience.

The keynote address will be given by Suzanne Karr-Schmidt (Ph.D., Yale), Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Newberry Library.

Keynote Address: “Sammelband Scientia: Collecting Dürer and Printing Instruments”

Albrecht Dürer’s three books on perspective, fortifications and anatomy were often bound together, meriting closer inspection of these personalized ‘Sammelbände.’ His were not the only collections of scientific note, as albums of printed sundials, astrolabes, and other measuring devices also survive. Together, these constitute an ephemeral record of early modern experiments with instrumentation on paper and the growing demand for them and the manuals they accompanied.


This Symposium will be free and open to all who are interested in early modernity.

For more information and to register for this event, click HERE.


April 22
8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Memorial Union
800 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706
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