PhD-course: Approaching the early modern into the modern

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This course aims at sharpening the theoretical and methodical choices made in PhD-projects investigating the early modern period. Through a mixture of keynotes by senior researchers and projects presentations by PhD-students, we will facilitate discussions of the choices to make when designing and conducting research in the early modern period. Early modern researchers face specific challenges due to the character, number and accessibility of their sources. Theoretical and methodical choices made are ways to overcome these challenges, but also reflects broader research discussions and interests of present-day society. PhD-projects are often forerunners in bringing new insights into research. Through the presentations and discussions, we will address the current state of early modern research in Denmark and try to figure out what is at stake at the moment. We will include projects that bridge the early modern to the modern in order also to examine how the influence from the early modern into the modern can be studied and how different historical periods draw on each other – and differ from each other. Keynotes: Mette Ahlefeldt-Laurvig: Unlocking Sources with Material Culture. Louise Nyholm Kallestrup: Time and Apocalyptic Language Johan Heinsen: Following People: New histories of labour and coercion Aim The course will make the participating PhD-students more aware of the consequences of their theoretical and methodical choices. It will further expand their network with other PhD-students in Denmark working with the early modern period and offer an opportunity to have feedback on elements in their project form, leading early modern Scholars beside their supervisor.
Periode28. okt. 2020
PlaceringAarhus, DanmarkVis på kort