Monthly Archives: July 2010

CFP: “Perfect Harmony“ and “melting strains” Music in Early Modern Culture between Sensibility and Abstraction

Music in Early Modern Culture between Sensibility and Abstraction at Humboldt-University Berlin, 1.-3. December 2011 In Early Modern culture, philosophers, musicians, theologians, and poets grappled with the ambivalent nature of music. Music was perceived as a phenomenon occupying an ambiguous position between mathematical abstraction and sensual experience. In the Pythagorean-Platonic tradition, music was understood as euphonic mathematics replicating […]

Conference: Universal Reformation: Intellectual Networks in Central and Western Europe, 1560-1670

News about an exciting conference on “Intellectual Networks in Central and Western Europe, 1560-1670.” For decades before the Thirty Years War, Protestant communities in Poland-Lithuania, the Czech lands, and Hungary-Transylvania, lacking fully functional local universities responsive to their needs, sent their sons westward to study in Germany’s numerous universities and academies. The resulting contact and […]

Conference: The Useable Past in Seventeenth-Century England

The Useable Past in Seventeenth-Century England 23 October 2010 An interdisciplinary colloquium that will showcase cutting-edge work in the field of early-modern perceptions of the past, including the archaic, antiquity, the county and civic past, family history and the landscape. Speakers include Ronald Hutton, Philip Baker, Jan Broadway, Fiona Youngman, Lucy Munro and Nicola Whyte. […]

Trusting Thomas (Easter 2C)

Sermon preached at St. George’s Church York Harbor Maine April 11, 2010 – mp3. April 11, 2010: Easter 2C – Derek Michaud