The Premodern Colloquium is a reading group that has been meeting for over thirty years in the home of Tom Green (Law School, History) by whom it was founded as a forum for discussion of new work in the history of law. In recent years it has evolved into a wide-ranging multidisciplinary group. Typically discussions focus on works-in-progress by local and visiting scholars or dissertation chapters presented by our own students. Discussions tend to be intense and lively, but people who present work find the experience to be friendly and helpful. We especially welcome graduate students to our regular meetings, both as discussants and as presenters of dissertation work in progress.
SEPTEMBER 22 Richard Firth Green English, The Ohio State University
“Elf Queens and Holy Friars”
OCTOBER 20 Silvia Tita Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History, Kalamazoo College
“Political Art of the Papacy: Visual Representations of the Donation of
Constantine in the Early Modern Period”
NOVEMBER 24 Jeremy Ledger History, University of Michigan
“Contested Geographies: Constructing the Mediterranean on an Arabic
Nautical Chart, ca. 1350"
DECEMBER 15 Helmut Puff History and German, University of Michigan
“Mediated Immediacy in Thomas Müntzer's Theology: A Contribution
to the Media History of the German Reformation”