Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group – Fall 2020

The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group (EMIG) provides a student-run forum for the exchange of ideas related to the period between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. The group serves as a bridge between the Global Early Modern Studies Certificate Program and Departments at The Graduate Center, CUNY, while also serving the larger community of humanities scholars with an interest in this period. By emphasizing connections between developments in philosophy, theology, politics, rhetoric, law, science, sociology, theater, music, literature, and the visual arts during this important period, EMIG engages scholars from many academic disciplines. In doing so, we hope to broaden not only our knowledge of the period, but our scholarly approaches as well.

This fall, EMIG will focus on building community through shared discussions of texts, lectures, and artistic works that rest at the intersection of race and early modern studies.

We might begin our discussions on the following topics, texts, and performances (each term understood capaciously):

Our first meeting of this term will be on October 27th from 7-8:30pm on Zoom. We will then collectively decide on future meeting times, dates, and agendas. We imagine assembling once every three weeks.

All members of the Graduate Center are welcome.

If you are interested in joining us for this first meeting, please sign up here [docs.google.com].

If you are a student, please sign up on the Doctoral and Graduate Student Council website to join the mailing list:

Directions: Find the Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group at  http://cunydsc.org/works/chartered-organizations/list [cunydsc.org] ; click the Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group page; and finally click on the JOIN THIS ORGANIZATION at the top and then enter your name. It’s very easy. And any student at the GC can sign the roster.



Rob Yates, co-chair
Jessica Lugo, co-chair
Tanya Pollard, faculty sponsor