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Call for Applications: Graduate Student Summer Seminar, Genealogies of Modernity

Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments)

When or how did we become modern? Or is modernity a fiction, both of the past and present? Genealogies of Modernity is an interdisciplinary seminar launched last year to interrogate the role of the "age of reform" (roughly 1350–1600) in influential genealogical accounts of the modern world, and also to explore competing movements within that same age that might expand our imagination for life in our own.

In its next iteration this summer, GenMod II, we will extend our investigation into accounts of the Enlightenment, connecting them back to the age of reform and ahead to the present era. The first four days of the five-day seminar will be led by faculty specialists focusing on a specific genealogy in their own disciplines – history, philosophy, theology, literary studies, art history, and music.

The collaborating faculty are: Karen Detlefson (Penn, Philosophy), Ulrich Lehner (Theology, Marquette), Ryan McDermott (English, Pitt), Christopher Nygren (History of Art and Architecture, Pitt), Eileen Reeves (Literature & History of Science), Naomi Waltham-Smith (Music, Penn).

The final day offers grad participants an opportunity to reflect on the week’s themes through the lens of their own work. Graduate students across the humanities, whether they are new to the project or returning from last summer’s seminar, are welcome to apply.

http://collegiuminstitute.org/genealogies-of-modernity-ii/


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