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April 2019

GEMSS Graduate Research Symposium, “Early Modern Bodies”

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Isthmus Room, Lowell Center, 610 Langdon St
Madsion, WI 53703
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The Graduate Early Modern Studies Society (GEMSS, UW-Madison) will have its third annual Graduate Research Symposium on "Early Modern Bodies" at UW-Madison on Friday, April 26th in the Lowell Center on campus. The keynote will be given…

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Dr. Carolyn Nadeau, “Attending to Bodily Sustenance and Concepts of Taste in Francisco Martinez Montino’s 1611 Royal Cookbook”

April 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This is the keynote address for the 2019 GEMSS Symposium. Click here for more details and here for a schedule of events.  

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Peter Filkins, “Writing History, Writing Biography: Capturing the Life of H.G. Adler’s Many Worlds”

April 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
104 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
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Poet, novelist, author of two seminal Holocaust studies, one of the earliest historians of Auschwitz, a last representative of Kafka’s Prague, and expert for the Eichmann trial, H.G. Adler (1910-1988) survived Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, and two…

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Paul-Alexis Mellet, “Peace and Justice. Remonstrances as a Means of Negotiation and Resistance during the French Civil Wars (1550-1600)”

April 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 212, University Club, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53706
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Remonstrances were texts printed in Europe during the civil wars (1550-1650). They are unique in that they served simultaneously as a means of governance, instruments of negotiation, and avenues of resistance. They enabled continuous dialog…

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May 2019

Subha Xavier, “Wretched of the Sea: African Migrant Boat Narratives in International Context”

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
206 Ingraham, 1155 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706
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Professor Subha Xavier is Associate Professor of French and core faculty at the Institute of African Studies at Emory University. She is author of the The Migrant Text: Making and Marketing a Global French Literature (McGill-Queen’s UP,…

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Annual Meeting for The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies (SASS)

May 2 - May 4
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolan Drive
Madison, WI 53703
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The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies will hold its annual academic conference in Madison from May 2nd through May 4th. Each year the conference draws hundreds of presenters from various parts of the…

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Subha Xavier, “Heurts poétiques en langue sino-française: Les textes migrants de Shan Sa et François Cheng”

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The French House, 633 N Frances St
Madison, WI 53706
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Giuliana Chamedes, “Catholic Internationalism: The Vatican’s Holy War against Liberals and Communists in Europe, 1915-1965”

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Banquet Room, University Club, 432 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53706
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Drawing on new archival research conducted in eight countries and in seven different languages, “Catholic Internationalism: The Vatican’s Holy War against Liberals and Communists in Europe, 1915-1965” uncovers how the Vatican shaped the European international…

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Florence Vatan, “Paris: The Pulse of the City”

May 8 @ 7:00 pm
Elvehjem Building, L160, 800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706
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A part of the French and Italian Cities Lectures; Public talks on the great cities of Italy, France, and the French speaking world. Co-sponsored by European Studies, the Center for German and European Studies, the…

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Changing Landscapes of Indigeneity

May 13 - May 16

Together with the Center for Culture, History and the Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Rachel Carson Center is organizing a Place-Based Workshop (PBW) on “Changing Landscapes of Indigeneity” from May 13-16, 2019. The…

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