About Us

Holbein

UC Berkeley's Early Modern Working Group, also known as the Berkeley Early Modern Organization, is funded by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities and aims to bring together students and faculty with an interest in the "long seventeenth century" (approximately 1550-1689) in Britain, Europe, and the Americas. Our long-term goal is to create an interdepartmental scholarly community for a field in which the interdisciplinary connections between history, literature, art, and music are varied and fruitful. We aim to stimulate more extensive discussion among faculty and graduate students from all departments and to promote intellectual and social connections. In addition we aspire to foster a sense of scholarly community among the graduate students of different departments both for the evident benefits to their research and for the intellectual and emotional support that such a community provides.

Spring 2013 Schedule

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Every other week (Feb. 4 & 5, Feb. 18 & 19, March 4 & 5, March 18 & 19, April 1 & 2, April 15 & 16, April 29 & 30)

Lucretius Reading Group: De Rerum Natura in Translation and Latin Selections

Mon 12-1:30 or Tues 2-3:30, Berkeley Floor Cafe
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Monday, February 11

Reading Group: New medical paradigms: selections from Paracelsus, Francis van Helmont, Willis

4-5:30pm, 330 Wheeler Hall
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Monday, February 25

Publication Workshop: Jane Raisch

4-5pm, 306 Wheeler Hall
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Wednesday, March 20

Publication Workshop: Keith Budner

4-5pm, 306 Wheeler Hall
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Wednesday, April 10

Reading Group: Texts TBA

4-5pm, 330 Wheeler Hall
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Tuesday, April 23

Publication Workshop: Stephanie Bahr

4-5pm, 306 Wheeler Hall