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A Tribute to Natalie Zemon Davis (1928-2023)

It is with much sadness that we have learned about the passing of Professor Natalie Zemon Davis on October 21, at the age of ninety-four. A Canadian-American, Professor Davis helped pioneer the genres of cultural and micro-history. Specialising in early modern period, she remained active in the field until her death, publishing a book in 2022 and nearly completing another in September of this year. Over the course of her career, she received numerous accolades and prizes. In 2012, she was named a Companion of the Order of Canada, and in 2013, she was honoured with a National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama in 2013.

Read a short tribute by members of the Warwick History department on Natalie's life, work and influence on our research community.
Tue 14 Nov 2023, 22:45

Visiting Professor Dena Goodman, University of Michigan

EMECC is happy to host Visiting Professor Dena Goodman (University of Michigan) in June 2023.

Professor Dena Goodman is Lila Miller Collegiate Professor of History and Women’s Studies (emerita) at the University of Michigan and co-director of ‘The Encyclopedia of Diderot and d’Alembert Collaborative Translation Project’. She is a cultural historian of eighteenth-century France, with particular interests in women and gender, material culture, writing and sociability. Her current project involves a family history during the French Revolution. It explores Enlightenment legacies in the domains of science and technology, intellectual sociability and state service. During her visit, she will work with cultural historians and literary scholars interested in conceptualising the links between sociability and political change

Events surrounding her visit include

A lecture, ‘Peace Dividends: Why French Scientists Travelled to Britain during the Peace of Amiens (1802-1803) and What They Brought Home’ (tba)

A keynote address for a conference on sociability: ‘Exploring the Political Implications of the Family/Friendship Binary for the History of Sociability, 1750-1850’ (June 9)

A meeting with PGRs and Postgraduates - open to all Humanities departments (tba)

A meeting with IAS Fellows (tba)

If you would like to meet with Professor Goodman to discuss research, please feel free to contact

Thu 02 Feb 2023, 12:27

Call for Papers, Sociability in Politics, Food and Travel in the Early Modern Era

The Early Modern and Eighteenth-Century Centre at the University of Warwick, together with GIS Sociabilités/Sociability network in France, aims to explore the intersection of sociability with the themes of food, politics and travel in the early modern period (1550-1850). The conference coincides with the Visiting Professorship of Dena Goodman (University of Michigan), who has devoted much of her career to studying sociability in eighteenth-century France. In her keynote, she will reflect on the political implications of the family/friendship binary for the history of sociability between 1750 and 1850.

Wed 23 Nov 2022, 14:53

Midlands4Cities Collaborative Doctoral Award with Lord Leycester Hospital

Funding call for full Midlands4Cities Collaborative Doctoral Award studentship at Warwick History for 'Almshouse, Guild & Town Community: The Lord Leycester Hospital in its Urban Setting.' In partnership with The Lord Leycester Hospital. Co-supervised by Dr Naomi Pullin, Prof. Beat, & Dr Heidi Allen. Deadline 11 January 2023.

Tue 25 Oct 2022, 14:10

Exhibitions & Displays, Tiny Traces: African & Asian Children at London's Foundling Hospital

Explore newly uncovered stories of African and Asian children in the care of the eighteenth-century Foundling Hospital.
Hannah Dennett is co-curator

30 Sep 2022 - 19 Feb 2023

Wed 28 Sep 2022, 11:21

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