[H-verkko] Helsinki, From Macro to Micro: Cultural History from Roman Trials circa 1600

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>From Macro to Micro: Cultural History from Roman Trials circa 1600
Helsinki 31.03.2009 klo 16:15

Guest lecture on challenging stories

by Professors Elizabeth and Thomas Cohen
Department of History, York University, Toronto

Tuesday, 31 March 2009, at 4-6pm
in the Renvall Institute Russian Room
Unioninkatu 38 A, room A107
University of Helsinki

History tells stories of scale from the slow creep of Ice Ages to the
daily struggles of ordinary lives. In the near-verbatim testimonies of
early modern Italian trials, we hear the narrative and rhetorical
strategies of otherwise illiterate Roman men and women. These texts
invite modern retellings, stories based on stories, with all the
aesthetic and analytic problems entailed.

This lecture reflects on the general methodological challenges and
offers an example, a double story, of justice and of social life,
catching the devices of an inveterate female trickster as, with
nimble fingers, she picks her devious way across the pope's city.

Professors Elizabeth and Thomas Cohen are historians, teachers and
writers of social life and vernacular culture. Their recent
publications include:

Elizabeth S. Cohen, 'To Pray, To Work, To Hear, To Speak: Women in
Roman Streets, c. 1600,' Journal of Early Modern History 12:3-4
(2008), pp. 289-311(23).
E. Cohen, 'Miscarriages of Apothecary Justice: Un-separate Spaces for
Work and Family in Early Modern Rome,' Renaissance Studies 21:4
(2007), 480-504.
Thomas V. Cohen, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy, University of
Chicago Press 2004.
E. Cohen & T. Cohen, Daily Life in Renaissance Italy, Greenwood Press

The Cohens are in Finland on a bilateral University of Helsinki and
York University exchange, teaching an intensive course at the Renvall
Institute on the 'underside' of Renaissance Italy.


Anu Korhonen, akatemiatutkija <anu.korhonen at helsinki.fi> puh. 09-191

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 Pirkko Hautamäki <pirkko.hautamaki at helsinki.fi> 
25.3.2009 10:54

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