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February 24, 2017, 2:00-4:00 PM, Room 9204
Reading Greek Authors in the Renaissance: Two Case Studies: Xenophon and Lucian

Noreen Humble (Classics, Calgary) and Keith Sidwell (Classics, University College Cork)          

March 17, 2017, 2:00-4:00 PM, Room 9205

Illegitimacy in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Sara McDougall (French, John Jay and The Graduate Center): "Bastards and Bastard Priests in Medieval Europe“

Glenn Burger (English, Queens and The Graduate Center): “Bedroom Conduct: Legitimizing Late Medieval/Early Modern Marital Relations"

April 28, 2017, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The Segal Theatre

Conference: "Rights, the Human, and Literature in Early Modernity"

This conference explores the pre-histories of human rights in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It takes as a point of departure recent scholarship opening up the history of human rights and seeing it in less deterministic ways—less centered on Enlightenment republicanism, less Western, less inevitably focused on civil and political rights at the expense of social and economic rights.

See the full schedule of speakers here.

All panels are free and open to the public, but registration is strongly encouraged. Please register through our EventBrite page.

For more information, please contact Feisal Mohamed or Clare Carroll.

The conference is made possible by the generous support of the Renaissance Studies Certificate ProgramThe Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), the Provost’s Office, the PhD Program in English, and the PhD Program in History.