Announcement: UCEMS Annual Lecture 2019

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the Utrecht Centre for Early Modern Studies (UCEMS) will hold its yearly public lecture:

Professor Amanda Pipkin, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Studious Mothers and Nurturing Fathers: Articulating Middle-class, Reformed Identity in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century English and Dutch Domestic Advice

 

Date and time: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 19.15-21.00 (Lecture starts 19.45)

Location: Belle van Zuylen zaal, Academiegebouw of the University of Utrecht (Domplein, Utrecht)

Language: English

 

About the speaker

Amanda Pipkin (Ph.D. in History, Rutgers University, 2007) is Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her book, Rape in the Republic, 1609-1725: Formulating Dutch Identity (Brill 2013), reveals the significance of sex and gender in the construction of Dutch national identity during the period of the Revolt of the Netherlands and beyond by examining depictions of rape in pamphlets, plays, poems, and advice manuals. She has also published articles on seventeenth-century Dutch culture in the Journal of Early Modern History and in Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis. Pipkin’s current research highlights women’s vital contributions to religious communities in the early modern Netherlands and as conduits between English, German, and Dutch Protestants. She recently edited a volume with Sarah Moran entitled Women and Gender in the Early Modern Low Countries (Brill, forthcoming).

 

About the lecture

There is no question that the sixteenth-century reformations transformed men’s and women’s religious opportunities and obligations across Europe. This is particularly evident in the domestic advice published in catechisms, emblems, instruction manuals, and devotional guides from 1529 to 1679 in German, Dutch, and English. The authors of these books, who were often middle-class ministers, took a very lively interest in inspiring household members to help raise Christian children and to participate in domestic worship services. Their advice often urged parents to provide religious instruction to their children and expected a wife to assist the family patriarch in his home ministry by leading group prayers and running domestic worship when he was unable to do so, thus providing some women with the tools to make more concrete religious contributions. This presentation will examine the international spread of domestic advice in response to religious persecution, trade, and voluntary travel, compare authors’ instructions to parents, and to identify religious opportunities for women.

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[Call for participation] Workshop Performance Historiography: Examining Past Performances from a Present-day Perspective

On September 12-13th 2019, the interdisciplinary research groups THALIA and GEMS organize a workshop for early career researchers on the theme of performance historiography, considering theater, music, rituals, religious processions, political demonstrations and other forms of performances in the past. Whereas the existing body of literature on such historical performances is rather anecdotal and tends to approach them through/as merely written sources, this workshop intends to consider them as experiences that are bodily and emotional events. We aim to explore how contemporary theory can help us understand their function in historical time and space.

During this two-day workshop, participants will have the unique opportunity to discuss questions on methodology or specific case studies with specialists in the field. Jane Davidson (University of Melbourne), Morag Josephine Grant (University of Edinburgh) and Henry Turner (Rutgers University) will each give a lecture and provide feedback on the work of the participating young researchers.

We encourage PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers and advanced master students from various disciplines such as theater and literary studies, musicology, media studies, cultural history, (early) modern history, political science, and anthropology to subscribe to the workshop by sending us a short note on how the theme of this workshop relates to their own research interests by March 15th.

Please find more information about the speakers, preliminary program and subscription procedure on our website.

Congres Foreign Eyes on the Republic: RU, 21-22 februari

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Wat voor beelden riep de Nederlandse Republiek op gedurende de achttiende eeuw? Echode de roem van de Gouden Eeuw nog door, of zagen buitenstaanders vooral tekenen van verval? Door aandacht te schenken aan het internationale belang van de Republiek, alsmede aan de ontwikkeling en verspreiding van Europese stereotypen over Nederlanders, zoals properheid en zuinigheid, brengt dit congres een overvloed aan verschillende achttiende-eeuwse perspectieven op de Noordelijke Nederlanden samen.

Bekijk het volledige programma hier.

Publieksdag Utrecht Centre for Early Modern Studies

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Was er in de tolerante Republiek ruimte om openlijk over seks te spreken? Waarom werden heksen vervolgd in vroegmodern Europa? Waar lagen de grenzen over wat je wel en niet kon zeggen in die tijd? Deze en meer vragen zullen beantwoord worden op de aankomende publieksdag van het Utrecht Centre for Early Modern Studies (UCEMS). Op zaterdagmiddag 16 februari 2019 (12.30-17.00, Janskerkhof 3 te Utrecht) openen de deuren van de universiteit zich voor alle geïnteresseerden en zullen academici hun onderzoek presenteren rondom het thema Vrijheid en Vervolging: Tolerantie in Vroegmodern Europa. Naast presentaties staat er tevens een bronnenparade op het programma: aanschouw onder meer de vroegste Nederlandstalige drukken en maak kennis met zeventiende-eeuwse studies.

Toegang is gratis, wel graag aanmelden via uu.ucems@gmail.com.

Programma

12.30 – 13.00              Inloop met koffie en thee

13.00 – 13.15              Woord van welkom door Rozanne Versendaal

13.15 – 13.45              dr. Martine Veldhuizen – Kritiek uiten op machthebbers: waarheidssprekers als personages in de eerste gedrukte boeken in het Nederlands (1450-1500)

13.45 – 14.15              dr. Karen Hollewand – Verbannen en vergeten: Hadriaan Beverland en zijn ideeën over seks en zonde

14.15 – 14.35              Studentenpresentaties door Nelleke Tanis en Carmen Verhoeven

14.35 – 15.00              Pauze

15.00 – 15.30              drs. Steije Hofhuis – Heksenjacht: een viraal verschijnsel?

15.30 – 16.00              Bronnenparade

16.00 – 16.30              prof. dr. Wijnand Mijnhardt – Godsdienstterreur, nieuwe werelden en immigratie: over de wortels van de Nederlandse tolerantie

16.30 – 17.00              Dankwoord en aansluitende borrel

 

Utrecht Centre for Early Modern Studies

Het UCEMS is Nederlands grootste onderzoekscentrum dat de geschiedenis, religie, politiek, literatuur, kunst, muziek en wetenschap van de periode tussen ca. 1500 tot 1800 in internationaal perspectief bestudeert.