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Reply #125 - 04.11.2015 at 10:29:38
 
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The Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to teach introductory and upper-level courses in Early Modern European History, 1550-1850, beginning August 2016. Research fields should complement existing faculty expertise and may include any specialization in Early Modern European history, roughly constituted as 1550-1850.

 
Is my impression that that upper border of "early modern" advances by more than x years in x years correct? If it should be correct: when did that start? In which year will the year of the posting be included in "early modern"?
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Reply #126 - 09.12.2015 at 08:48:32
 
At http://zkm.de/en/event/2015/10/globale-allahs-automata you get information about the Karlsruhe 2015-10-31/2016-02-28 exhibtion GLOBALE: Allah’s Automata
Artifacts of the Arab Islamic Renaissance (800–1200)
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The first Renaissance did not take place in Europe, but in Mesopotamia. Arabic-Islamic culture functioned – from a media-archaeological point of view – as a mediator between classical antiquity and the early Modern age in Europe. As part of the exhibiton »Exo-Evolution« and on the basis of outstanding examples, the exhibition explores the rich and fascinating world of the automata that were developed and built during the golden age of the Arabic-Islamic cultures, the period from the early 9th to the 13th century.

The machines to glorify God Almighty draw mainly on the traditions of Greek Alexandria and Byzantium. They introduced spectacular innovations, which did not emerge in Europe until the Modern era: permanent energy supply, universalism, and programmability. For the first time, four of the master manuscripts of automata construction from Baghdad, Northern Mesopotamia, and Andalusia are on show together: the al-Jāmic bayn al-cilm wa-’l-camal an-nāfic fī ṣinācat al-ḥiyal {Kompendium on the Theory and Practice of the Mechanical Arts} by Ibn al-Razzāz al-Jazarī (1206 CE), the Kitāb al-asrār fī natāʾij al-afkār {The Book of Secrets in the Results of Ideas} by the Andalusian engineer Aḥmad ibn Khalaf al-Murādī, the Kitāb al-ḥiyal {Book of Ingenious Devices} (about 830 CE) by the Banū Mūsā ibn Shākir and the treatise al-Āla allatī tuzammir bi-nafsihā {The Instrument Which Plays by Itself} (850 CE), a masterpiece of all modern programmable music automata.

 


 
Pointed to at http://www.muslimheritage.com/article/automata-review-exhibition (which I did see thanks to https://twitter.com/dhayton/status/674346904537444352 ).
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Reply #127 - 15.12.2015 at 11:18:36
 
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Reply #128 - 16.12.2015 at 11:46:27
 
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Postdoctoral Fellowship focusing on

Confessional Dynamics in Islamic Legal Thought and Practice in the Ottoman Empire, 15th-18th centuries

at Bogazici University

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With the goal of building on the existing scholarship and opening it up to new questions related to confession-building, we invite proposals for a two-year postdoctoral project exploring some aspect of Islamic law in connection with the confessional politics of the early modern Ottoman Empire.
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Reply #129 - 16.02.2016 at 10:02:32
 
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The UCL Italian Department is very pleased to share the following announcement:

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Italian Renaissance Studies at University College London. The job is advertised on UCL's main website, Ref:1535620, and the closing date for applications is 15 March 2016 (23:59 GMT).

UCL seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Grade 8) in Italian Renaissance Studies, within the School of European Languages, Culture and Society. The School would particularly like to strengthen its provision in the research and teaching of Italian Renaissance culture (broadly defined within literary, historical or cultural disciplines and within the period c.1400-c.1700). The ability also to teach in one or more of the following areas may be an asset: Renaissance visual culture; History of philosophy or religion in the Renaissance; Renaissance performance, theatre and music; reception of the Italian Renaissance. The postholder will be required to contribute to the teaching of Italian language courses within the Italian Department, as well as to contribute to the Department's and Faculty's teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on the basis of research expertise, and to contribute to the running of the Department, the School and the University generally. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 01 September 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Key Requirements:

The postholder will have a PhD or equivalent and a proven track record of research and publications in an area of Italian Renaissance Studies. The postholder will be completely fluent in both English and Italian, and have the ability to supervise academic work by undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Further Details

Further particulars, including a full job description, can be accessed at: http://tinyurl.com/zlyqp9h. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr Catherine Keen on c.keen@ucl.ac.uk.
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Reply #130 - 03.03.2016 at 09:48:35
 
This webpage on a 2016-04-08 Warburg institute colloquium has, i.a.:
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'Inexcusabiles' - The Debate on Salvation and the Virtues
of the Pagans in the Early Modern Period (1595 - 1772)

8 April 2016

Organisers: Alberto Frigo (University of Reims) and Guido Giglioni (Warburg Institute)

Speakers include: Michela Catto (FBK-ISR, Trento), Alberto Frigo (Reims), Guido Giglioni (Warburg Institute), Douglas Hedley (Cambridge),  Franck Lessay (Paris), John Marenbon (Cambridge), Giuliano Mori, Michael Moriarty (Cambridge), François Trémolières (CELLF and Paris Ouest Nanterre) and Han van Ruler (Rotterdam)

In his pioneering Le Problème du salut des infidèles (1912, 1934), Louis Capéran devoted a number of pages to the theological debate on pagan salvation and the limbo at the time of Fénelon and Rousseau. More recently, Michael Moriarty has produced a comprehensive study on this topic (Oxford 2011), highlighting the role played by the French moralists. Yet the multiple forms that the Medieval and Renaissance debate on the pagans took during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries remain to be addressed in full. This one-day conference intends to fill this gap by looking at the history of early modern controversies on the salvation and virtues of the pagans. The posthumous edition of Montaigne’s Essais (1595) and Johann August Eberhard’s Neue Apologie des Socrates (1772) are the chronological limits that define the context that will be examined in this conference.
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Reply #131 - 19.04.2016 at 09:02:14
 
Laura Sangha: On periodisation: an introduction (2016-04-19) has i.a.:
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The answer to what ‘early modern’ means is, of course, 1480-1700. Or perhaps 1500-1750. Or maybe 1450-1800. Actually it really depends. Oh, and if you are outside of Europe and North America you might not recognise the term at all, being equipped with a completely different way to think about your national past.

The problem is not just that ‘early modern’ is a loose category, since its beginning and end are impossible to define. It is also a relatively recent term – it was only in the 1970s that ‘early modern history’ became established as a distinct academic field, and of course the field only makes sense in partnership with the ‘modern’ era (since it’s the ‘early’ bit of it).

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Reply #132 - 24.05.2016 at 12:03:16
 
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We are seeking a Departmental Lecturer in Global Early Modern History (1450 – 1750), tenable from 1 October 2016 for a fixed term of one year. The appointment is to fulfil teaching needs while Dr Alan Strathern is on academic leave, and is offered by the History Faculty in association with Brasenose College and St John’s College.

 
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I work on early modern global history (1500-1800), with a special interest in those parts of the world that came into contact with Portuguese imperialism and the theme of religious encounters.

 
 
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