Schedule

9:00  Coffee, Opening remarks

9:15-10:25  Across media

Jane Raisch, UC Berkeley
“First of all bookes:” Musaeus on the borders of early modern Hellenism

Benjamin Schmidt, University of Washington
Exotic Pleasures: Geography, Material Arts, and the ‘Agreeable’ World”

Respondent: Rachel Eisendrath, Barnard College

10:45-12:30 The organization of knowledge

Liza Strakhov, Marquette U
‘Englisshed… in the best wyse’: John Shirley’s Treatment of English in Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.20

Seth Kimmel, Columbia University
Between Bibliography and Cartography in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Marjorie Rubright , University of Toronto
Ground-works: Lexicography, Geology, Globalization

Respondent: Barbara Naddeo, CUNY City College

12:30-2: Lunch break

2-3:10 Foreign affairs

Dagmar Riedel, Columbia University
Concepts of Antiquarianism and the Exchange of Books with the Middle East

Robert Batchelor, Georgia Southern University
Maps Redrawn: The Enlightenment Translations of Japanese Castaways

Respondent: Yael Rice, Amherst College

3:30-4:40 Western technology and peripheral vision

Barbara E. Mundy, Fordham University
The indigenous culture of the book, New Spain, 16th century

Ivan Lupić, Stanford University
The Mobile Queen: Observing Hecuba in Renaissance Europe

Respondent: Henry Turner, Rutgers U

5-6:10  The limits of the material

Michael Gaudio, University of Minnesota
Hearing Print: Jean de Léry, Theodor de Bry, and the Sound of a Tupinambá Dance

Dániel Margócsy, CUNY Hunter College
The Mythopoesis of Circulation: Natural History and Orangutans in the Early Modern World

Respondent:  Martin Elsky, CUNY Graduate Center

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