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Renaissance Refugees

Friday, September 22, 2017,

University Club, Indiana Memorial Union

In this one-day workshop under the heading “Renaissance Refugees,” our aim is to bring forward the dynamics of the refugee/migrant experience in the early modern world, and ask questions that will resonate with modern audiences: what types of political regimes (empires, churches/confessions, nascent nation-states) determined the flows of individuals and communities, and in what ways? What were the reasons underlying the search for a new home? How were the refugees seen and represented in the host societies? What role did the refugee/migrant experience play in the emergence of new ideas of political personhood?

The workshop, organized by the IU Renaissance Studies program, will include lectures by leading scholars also known as excellent public speakers Tamar Herzog (Harvard), Christina H. Lee (Princeton) and Mihoko Suzuki (University of Miami), responses by IU faculty, and a final roundtable which will include IU undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information, please contact Hall Bjørnstad, Director of Renaissance Studies.