Events

Collecting the Sea: 1500-2015

Start: Apr 28, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Apr 28, 2015 9:00:00 PM

Throughout history, the ocean deep and its inhabitants have been a source of fascination and mystery to collectors, artists, writers, scientists and seafarers alike. Join us to explore how objects, species and myths of oceanic and oceanographic origins have been collected, interpreted, displayed and utilised, and to examine the ocean as a site of enchantment throughout this broad historic time period.

CenTraS Seminars: The language of interlingual subtitles

Start: May 5, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: May 5, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Epic! Between Ancient and Early Modern Empires

Start: May 6, 2015 2:00:00 PM
End: May 6, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Hall of Realms
Andrew Laird (Warwick University), Lost beyond the Pillars of Hercules: Ulysses in the Early Modern Hispanic World

Audiences & Cultural Experiences in the Digital Age

Start: May 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM
End: May 7, 2015 5:30:00 PM

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Please note that attendance for the whole day is required.For the purposes of the workshop, please submit, when registering, a short paragraph (max. 150 words) that illustrates your research interests and how they are related to this event.

Pregnancy and False Pregnancy

Start: May 20, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: May 20, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Mary I
This illustrated lecture examines beliefs – medical and cultural – about phantom pregnancies in early modern England with specific connections to the political implications of Mary I’s false pregnancies. While historians have often described women who believed they were pregnant when they were not as pathetic or pathological, many medical texts of the period argued it was very difficult to tell a false pregnancy from a real one – or at least this was so until a baby was born or too much time had past.  Mary’s phantom pregnancy not only had great political consequences for her reign, but more than a century later, it was brought up again as Protestants attempted to describe the 1688 pregnancy of Catholic Mary of Modena, wife of James II, as also false. 

Bonds & Boundaries

Start: Jun 18, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 19, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Bonds & Boundaries
The negotiation of traditional disciplinary boundaries is central to interdisciplinary study in the Arts and Humanities. In making new connections between disciplines we transgress boundaries and break down barriers, but in doing so, we forge new bonds and new relations between concepts, disciplines, and practices that previously did not exist.

Incest and the Habsburgs

Start: Oct 21, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: Oct 21, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Frog Prince
 Geoffrey Parker (Ohio State University), Incest, Blind Faith, and Conquest: the Spanish Habsburgs and their enemies, 1516-1700