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University of MichiganMedieval and Early Modern Studies

1029 Tisch, 435 S. State St., Univ. of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003
Phone: 734-763-2066  //  Fax: 734-647-4881

Program Associate: Terre Fisher (

Faculty Contact, 2017-2019: Christian de Pee ( Department of History,
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1003
Phone: 734-763-6968

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Lectures and Events:

In 2017-2018, guest lecturers included Jean Campbell (Emory University), Geraldine Heng (University of Texas at Austin), Michael Flier (Harvard University), Massimo Montanari (University of Bologna), Marina Brownlee (Princeton University), Carla Della Gatta (University of Southern California); Kathryn Schwarz (Vanderbilt); Christa Patton (Queens College), Lyndal Roper (University of Oxford).

Conferences, special lectures, and ongoing colloquia included “Non-Human Materials before Modernity” (Oct); “Exhibiting the Reformation” (Sep) introductory lecture to the exhibit “ Reforming the Word: Martin Luther in Context” (Oct); Pisanello, Adrian Stokes, and the Image of the Threshold” (Oct); “Reading the World in Deep Time” (Oct); “Rus’ in Celluloid: Takes on Andrei Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublev” (Oct); “ AMfecanerica, or AmericanMfecane, 1650-1850: What Can Historians of Eastern Native America Learn from Southern Africanists?” (Oct);  “Eating Italy: A History of Italian Food and Italian Identity” (Nov); “Exploring Resistance through Medieval and Early Modern Culture” Early Modern Colloquium (Mar); “ Baroque Harp Master Class and Early Music Lecture (Mar); “Portraits of Martin Luther, From Lucas Cranach to Today” (Apr); Komonjo Workshop on the History of Medieval Japanese Commoners (July-Aug); Medieval Lunch Series (run by Forum on Research in Medieval Studies; roughly monthly); FoRMS Reading Group (once per term); and the Premodern Colloquium (monthly).

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