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.
JANUARY No meeting to be held this month
FEBRUARY 15 Jean Boutier Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris-Marseille
“Did Early Modern Florentine Aristocrats Ignore Conspicuous Consumption?”
MARCH 15 Stephen Pender Department of English and the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric, University of Windsor
“Rhetoric and Anthropology in Early Modern Europe”
APRIL12 Elizabeth Kamali History, University of Michigan
“Mens Rea and Judging in Late Medieval England”