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Renaissance Voyages

March 6, 2020 · 4:30 pm-6:00 pm · 127 East Pyne

Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Panel discussion:

Paize Keulemans (East Asian Studies):” The Empire’s Watery Ways: Two Early Modern Journeys Along China’s Grand Canal”

Christina Lee (Spanish and Portuguese): “Santo Niño and the Foundational Myth of the Spanish Pacific”

Michael Wintroub (University of California, Berkeley): “The Pillars of Truth: New World Savages, Protestants, and Archaeology in Trump’s America”

This talk will follow the work of a marine salvage company in Florida; the research of historians, field, and museum archeologists; the divergent uses and interpretations associated with objects recovered from the first European settlement in North America (the French colonies of Fort Caroline and Charlesfort), and the legal/cultural fights over their meaning, ownership, and worth.

Michael Wintroub is a Cultural Historian of Early Modern Europe. He is author of A Savage Mirror: Power, Identity, and Knowledge in Early Modern France (Stanford, 2006) and The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World (Cambridge, 2017), winner of the Pickstone Prize for the best book in the History of Science 2015-2017, from the British Association for the History of Science (2018).

Moderator:
Nicole Legnani (Spanish and Portuguese)

Chair:
Nigel Smith (English)

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