Appealing to Higher Powers: The Intermingling of the Natural and the Supernatural in the Premodern World

6 June 2019, 9:45-17:00. Librije, Martinikerk (back entrance).

The students of the Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies ReMa at the University of Groningen are delighted to invite you to the 2019 CMEMS conference. This year’s topic will be “Appealing to Higher Powers: The Intermingling of the Natural and the Supernatural in the Premodern World”. With topics ranging from Roman augury to colonial alchemy, this day will be filled with exciting research, new insights, and opportunities for discussion.

Dr. Julian Yolles (University of Southern Denmark) will conclude the conference with a thought-provoking presentation on the natural and supernatural in the medieval Latin Lives of Muhammad. Of course, we hope that you are able to join us for the entire day, but you are also more than welcome to attend one or more sessions. You can also find our event on Facebook: “Appealing to Higher Powers – CMEMS”.

Programme:

10.00 – doors open

10.15 – word of welcome

[Session 1]

10.30 – Pim Schievink. Dreaming Epiphanies: A Cognitive Approach to Healing Dreams in the Sanctuary of Epidauros in the Fourth Century BC.

11.00 – Dylan Breedeveld. The Ghost of Cynthia (Propertius Elegies 4.7) in the Frame of Homer and Virgil.

11.30 – Jitse Daniels. Augurs, Haruspices and the Will of the Gods in Roman Politics.

12.00 – lunch break

[Session 2]

13.00 – Johannes Vennäng. Friends in High Places: Cooperating with God in the Livonian Crusade.

13.30 – Emma Joppe. Martyrs for Science: Thomas Norton and the Character of Fifteenth-Century English Alchemy.

14.00 – coffee break

[Session 3]

14.30 – Karst Schuil. The Magic Universe of Jacob Vallick: The Conceptualization of Magic and Sorcery in the Early Modern Duchy of Cleves.

15.00 – Teddy Delwiche. “Secreta secretae alkymia secrete servabo”: Apprehensions towards Alchemy in Colonial New England.

15.30 – coffee break

[Keynote lecture]

16.00 – Julian Yolles. The Natural and Supernatural in the Medieval Latin Lives of Muhammad.

17.00 – drinks

Uitnodiging voor de

Neolatinistendag 2018

In samenwerking met het Mediolatinistenverband

‘Lezers en leescultuur’

vrijdag 16 november 2018

Spinhuis (zaal 2.18), Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, Amsterdam

 

Programma:

10.30   Ontvangst met koffie en thee (kantine Spinhuis)

11.00   Welkom door Jan Bloemendal (Neolatinistenverband)

 

Ochtend

11.10   Irene van Renswoude (Huygens ING en UvA) en Mariken Teeuwen (Huygens ING en UU), ‘In de marge: Sporen van Middeleeuwse lezers’

11.40   Els Rose (UU), ‘Berichten uit het vaderland: Patria bij Caesarius van Arles (470-542)’

12.10   Francesca Sola (University of Macerata), ‘Hieronymus vel “Hieronymi”. Confessional “lies” in the age of religious wars’

12.40   Lunch (op eigen gelegenheid)

 

Middag

14.00   John Tholen (UU), ‘De presentatie van Ovidius’ Metamorfosen aan vroegmoderne lezers’

14.30   Paul Silverentand, ‘Daniel Heinsius’ De tragoediae constitutione

15.00   Manuel Llano (UU): ‘The Material Traces of the First Reception of Descartes: Five Books from the Bibliotheca Thysiana’

15.30   Huishoudelijke mededelingen en rondvraag

15.40-17.00     Borrel (aangeboden door Huygens ING)

U bent hiervoor van harte uitgenodigd. De toegang is gratis, wel graag aanmelden voor woensdag 14 november via neolatijn@gmail.com.

Download als PDF: Uitnodiging en programma studiedag Neolatinistenverband 2018

Erasmus Birthday Lecture 2018, 9 november in Amsterdam, door Yasmin Haskell: https://www.knaw.nl/en/news/calendar/yasmin-haskell-erasmus-and-the-health-of-scholars-physical-emotional-spiritual

Masterclass van Yasmin Haskell voor (R)MA-studenten en promovendi, 9 november in Amsterdam:
https://www.knaw.nl/en/news/calendar/yasmin-haskell-passions-for-and-of-learning-in-the-early-modern-period

Ieder jaar kent LECTIO een prijs toe aan een gerenommeerd onderzoeker die gespecialiseerd is in een van de onderzoeksdomeinen waarrond LECTIO is opgebouwd. De LECTIO Chair 2018 wordt bekleed door prof. dr. Jill Kraye (Warburg Institute). Zij is een internationale autoriteit op het vlak van de Europese intellectuele geschiedenis en meer in het bijzonder in het onderzoeksdomein van het humanisme en het filosofische denken in de Renaissance.

Op woensdag 16 mei 2018 (Promotiezaal Universiteitshallen – 17u.) zal prof. Kraye een lezing geven met als titel “What does Renaissance Humanism have to do with Renaissance Philosophy?”. De lezing wordt gevolgd door een receptie.

Op donderdag 17 mei 2018 (Raadzaal HIW 01.16 – 10u.) zit prof. Kraye een doctoraatsseminarie voor rond het thema “The Humanist as Philosopher and the Philosopher as Humanist.” Verschillende doctoraatsstudenten uit Leuven, Freiburg en Montreal geven, vertrekkend vanuit hun eigen onderzoek, presentaties rond ditzelfde thema. Het volledige programma vindt u hier. Kijk voor de abstracts op de website.

Voor beide events wordt u vriendelijk verzocht u z.s.m. aan te melden bij lectio@kuleuven.be. Meer informatie vindt u hier.

Date:                       13 February 2018
Time:                       15.30-17.00hr
Venue:                     Amsterdam,VOC-zaal Bushuis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam

Through an analysis of the writings of the Dutch lawyer, poet, translator, and novelist Johan van Heemskerk (1597-1645), the lecture will challenge the traditional nationalistic, monolingual approach to early modern literature that obscures the complex web of relationships between history and literature, the indigenous and the foreign, and the local and the global. The lecture will explore the interplay between romance, history, politics and law in van Heemskerck’s Inleydinghe tot het ontwerp van een Batavische Arcadia (1637), and argue for the need to adopt a transnational approach to the study of literature that dismantles traditional linguistic and disciplinary boundaries and establishes early modern Netherlandic writing within a European framework for cosmopolitan readers of a new global Empire.

James A. Parente is professor of German, Scandinavian and Dutch literature at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Minnesota Center for German and European Studies. He is a specialist in early modern (1400-1750) German, Dutch, and Nordic literatures and cultures, and early modern Neo-Latin literature. He is the author of Religious Drama and the Humanist Tradition: Christian Theater in Germany and the Netherlands, 1500-1680, and has edited/ co-edited two anthologies of critical work on the early modern Holy Roman Empire, and another on modern Scandinavian literature. He has published widely on early modern German, Dutch and Neo-Latin literature, especially drama; Renaissance humanism; gender and sexuality in the German Empire; the Dutch Golden Age; early modern Danish literature, and Henrik Ibsen. He is currently working on translational literary relations between the German Empire, the Netherlands, and Nordic Europe, and on the historiography of Europe in the early modern period.

See: http://acsga.uva.nl/content/events/lectures/2018/02/james-parente.html?origin=oDJ4slPgS6qIgLy8%2BpvH4A.

Prior to this colloquium prof. Parente will give a masterclass about early modern transnational literary history (11-14.30 hr), open to scholars, PhD-students and (R)MA-students. Click here.

In this masterclass Prof. Parente will speak about Transnational Literary History in a Multilingual Age. After general discussion and a lunch break participants can discuss their own themes with professor Parente. The session after lunch will also be open for participants who have not sent in questions.

Date:                       13 February 2018
Time:                       11-14.30hr
Venue:                     Amsterdam, Het Universiteitstheater, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, 1012 CP Amsterdam, room 1.01A
Open to:                  scholars, PhD students, (R)MA students, scholars
Credits:                   1 ECTS (for PhD and RMa students only)
Coordination:         Prof. Lia van Gemert
Registration:           Send an e-mail to goudeneeuw-fgw[at]uva.nl (maximum participants in this event: 25)
Register before:     5 February 2018

Literary history once again appears en vogue. With increasing frequency, there have been “new” histories of French (1989; 2010), German (2005), American (2009), and modern Chinese literature (2017), an “atlas” (atlante) of Italian literature (2010-2012), a spatial literary history of Denmark (2010), a new literary history of Al-Andalus (2000), and three separate encyclopedias of Neo-Latin writing (2013, 2015, 2017). A new paradigm for writing European literary history has also been exemplified by David Wallace (2016). Most notably, the final installment of the 10-volume, 8,000-page history of Dutch literature (GNL)was completed in late 2016. The Master Class will explore this renewed interest in literary history, the ways in which the traditional narratives of literary history have been questioned, discarded, or revised, and the recent challenges to writing literary history in the age of global connectivity. We will question the function of literary history, discuss its continued utility, and explore alternatives for writing history for the early modern period in which national and linguistic boundaries were still in flux. Special attention will be paid to the construction of transnational and multilingual narratives for the Low Countries.

James A. Parente, Jr. (Ph.D., Germanic Languages and Literatures, Yale University) is a Professor of German, Scandinavian and Dutch literature at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Minnesota Center for German and European Studies. He is a specialist in early modern (1400-1750) German, Dutch, and Nordic literatures and cultures, and early modern Neo-Latin literature. He is the author of Religious Drama and the Humanist Tradition: Christian Theater in Germany and the Netherlands, 1500-1680, and has edited/ co-edited two anthologies of critical work on the early modern Holy Roman Empire, and another on modern Scandinavian literature. He has published widely on early modern German, Dutch and Neo-Latin literature, especially drama; Renaissance humanism; gender and sexuality in the German Empire; the Dutch Golden Age; early modern Danish literature, and Henrik Ibsen. He is currently working on translational literary relations between the German Empire, the Netherlands, and Nordic Europe, and on the historiography of Europe in the early modern period.

Co-organizers and related events:

  • co-organizers; ACSGA (Van Gemert)
  • related event: Golden Age Seminar, 13 February 2018 by prof. James Parente, Jr., 15.30-17.00, VOC-zaal Bushuis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam. The title of this lecture is: Border Crossings and the Emergence of Dutch Literature.

Programme:

day planning (incl. coffee and tea, and lunch breaks)

  • 11:00             Room open, coffee and tea
  • 11.15-12:30  Lecture with general discussion
  • 12:30-13:15  Lunch in Museumcafé (Oude Turfmarkt 129): participants take care and pay for their own lunch
  • 13:15-14:00  Discussion on themes that the participants have sent in or bring up during the masterclass

Preparation and proposed readings and assigment:

  1. Participation in first and second part of the masterclass (so before and after lunch)
  2. A clear description of the questions you have for prof. Parente, linked to a clear description of your research theme and the steps you have already taken or would consider to take. The maximum number of questions is 3. Questions must be sent in before 5 February (to e.m.p.vangemert[at]uva.nl and cc to goudeneeuw-fgw[at]uva.nl.
  3. The Golden Age seminar in the afternoon is not obligatory for obtaining the 1 EC credit.

Reading for preparation (pdf’s will be sent after we have received your registration at the registration address):

  • Bloemendal, Jan. “Introduction: Bilingualism, Multilingualism and the Formation of Europe.” In Bilingual Europe: Latin and Vernacular Cultures, Examples of Bilingualism and Multilingualism, c. 1300-1800. Ed. Jan Bloemendal. Leiden: Brill, 2015. Pp. 1-14.
  • Deneire, Tom. “Neo-Latin Literature and the Vernacular.” In A Guide to Neo-Latin Literature. Ed. Victoria Moul. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. 35-51.
  • Gelderblom, Arie Jan and Anne Marie Musschoot. Ongeziene blikken: Nabeschouwing bij de “Geschiedenis van de Nederlandse literatuur.” Amsterdam: Bert Bakker, 2017. Pp. 7-38.
  • Schenkeveld-van der Dussen, M. A., ed. Nederlandse literatuur, een geschiedenis. Groningen: Nijhoff, 1993. “Woord vooraf,” pp. v-viii.
  • Wallace, David. “Table of Contents” and “General Introduction”, in: Europe: A Literary History, 1348-1418. Vol. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. viii-xiii + [table of contents: xxvii-xlii].

After general discussion and a lunch break participants can discuss their own themes with professor Parente.

Please sent your questions by 5 February to Prof. Lia van Gemert e.m.p.vangemert[at]uva.nl and cc to goudeneeuw-fgw[at]uva.nl.

See also: http://acsga.uva.nl/content/events/events/2018/02/masterclass-prof.-james-a.-parente.html.

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