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Behavioral Practice, Social Boundaries, & the Marking of Identity in the Early Modern Era

Merrill Room (Francis Scott Key Hall 2120)
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM to Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Please join the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for a two-day workshop entitled Behavioral Practice, Social Boundaries, & the Marking of Identity in the Early Modern Era on Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday October 1. This event is the second half of a series sponsored by a collaborative effort between the University of Maryland and Tel-Aviv University. The first workshop was held in Tel Aviv in June of this year.

Please RSVP at millercenter@umd.edu or leave word at 5-4299 to reserve lunch on one or both days.

PROGRAM

Wednesday, September 30

10:00-12:00 National Identities:

Christopher Celenza, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

The Problem of the Latin Language in the Italian Renaissance. 

Stefano Villani, University of Maryland, College Park

 Becoming Italian: Early Modern British Converts and the Inquisition 

Shai Zamir, Tel Aviv University

The Image of the Jewish Woman in the Trent Blood Libel (1475)

1:45-5:00 Gender, Sexuality and Behavioral Practices:

Pawel Maciejko, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Sexuality and Rabbi Jonathan Eybeschütz

Hugo Brulhart, University of Maryland, College Park

Sodomy and Crime in 16th-Century Geneva

Tamar Herzig, Tel Aviv University

Being a 'Jewish Nun' in Early Modern Italy

Eyda Merediz, University of Maryland, College Park

Canary Islands Malinches with Happy Ending? Foundational Couples in the Canary Islands.

Thursday, October 1.

9:10-10:45 Change in the Marketplace; Change in the Environment.

Robert Friedel, University of Maryland, College Park

Beer, Cheese, and Bread. Men, Women, and Work in Early Modern Britain.

Noel Johnson, George Mason University, Virginia

Jewish Persecutions and Weather Shocks

11:00–12:30 Labeling People:

Ira Berlin, University of Maryland, College Park

What’s In a Name?

Bernard Cooperman, University of Maryland, College Park

            Race, Slavery, and Synagogue Honors

Holly Brewer, University of Maryland, College Park

Identifying People as Property. Creating a Common Law of Slavery for England and its Empire

1:45–4:30 Cultural Shifts

Andrea Frisch, University of Maryland, College Park

"Moving History: Affect and National Memory after the French Wars of Religion"

Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland, College Park

Lucretius' New World: Cannibalism, Materialism, and Humanism in the Early Modern Encounter with the Americas

Jonathan Allen, University of Maryland, College Park

Excluding and Defending Tomb-Visitation in Early Modern Ottoman Islam?