Presentations Winter/Spring 2011

We would like to thank our speakers for their excellent presentations last year, the Early Modern Network’s inaugural year.

June 10, 2011.  Erwin Warkentin Head of Memorial’s Department of German and Russian  on the impact of the Thirty Years War ( 1618 to 1648) on Germany as seen through the eyes of the great 17th Century German novelist Grimmelshausen in his timeless work “Simplicissimus” .

April 29, 2011. Lee Rainey on the Impact of the Ancestral Rites Controversy on Christian Missionaries in 17th Century China.

April 15, 2011. Jane Gosine on the music and times of the great 17th century French composer Marc – Antoine Charpentier.

April 1, 2011. Amanda Crompton  on the Archaeology of French Placentia, 1662-1713.

March 11, 2011.  Peter Pope on Monsieur Colbert’s 1668 Search for Lead and a Prehistoric Soapstone Quarry in Northern Newfoundland.

February 25, 2011. Patrick Warner on  “Quodlibets” by Robert Hayman written in Harbour Grace and published in 1628 – the very first published work of North American poetry.

February 4, 2011. David Benson on  Golden Gun Platforms:  Firepower and Decoration in the 17th Century English Navy.

January 21, 2011. Vit Bubenik of Memorial’s Linguistics Department  on the Life and Times of Prague based Rudolf II -Holy Roman Emperor (1576 to 1612).


*Detail in the site header is from John Mason’s map of Newfoundland, ca. 1617. Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland. Click here to see the complete map and to find out more about it.

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