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Week 1 Seminar

'Early Modernity'

Waldseemueller Map

Martin Waldseemüller, 'Map of the World' (1507). Library of Congress (public domain).


In this introductory seminar we shall get to know each other's interests and backgrounds, clarify the outline and assessment requirements of the module (and dissertations), discuss how to prepare for future classes and explore some recent trends in early modern studies.

 

Preparatory task

Please think of the most interesting piece of secondary literature about early modernity that you have read and come ready to convince one of your new colleagues that they should read it!

 

Suggested reading

 

Bachmann-Medick, Doris, 'Introduction: Cultural Turns - New Orientations in the Study of Culture', in her Cultural Turns: New Orientations in the Study of Culture, trans. Adam Blauhut (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016), 1-37