Annual Natalie Zemon Davis lecture series
As part of CEU's annual Natalie Zemon Davis lecture series, we take the pleasure to announce that Natalie Zemon Davis and Peter Burke (Emmanuel College, Cambridge University), two distinguished scholars, will be visiting CEU during the second week of November.
Prof. Burke will give the three Natalie Zemon Davis lectures on the 11th, 13th, and 14th of November. Please see the attached lecture program, and prof. Davis will be present for responses.
2013 NATALIE ZEMON DAVIS ANNUAL LECTURES
Emmanuel College, Cambridge Peter Burke was educated by the Jesuits, and at St John’s College and St Antony’s College, Oxford. Burke was one of the first junior lecturers to be appointed at the University of Sussex, where he remained for 17 years (1962-1979), before moving to Cambridge, where he became Professor of Cultural History. He retired in 2004 but remains a Fellow of Emmanuel College and is also a Fellow of the British Academy, Member of the Academia Europea and Ph. D (honoris causa) from the universities of Lund, Copenhagen, Bucharest and Zurich. Burke has been a visiting teacher or researcher in Berlin, Brussels, Canberra, Groningen, Heidelberg, Los Angeles, Nijmegen, Paris, Princeton and São Paulo. He has published 26 books and his work has been translated into 32 languages. He is married to the Brazilian historian Maria Lúcia García Pallares-Burke.
The movement we know as the Renaissance used to be regarded as the replacement of one system of ideas and literary and visual conventions (the ‘Gothic’) with another system (the ‘Classical’). However, it has become increasingly obvious that Gothic and Classical coexisted for a long time, and also that they interacted, producing hybrid forms of thought, art, literature and especially architecture. As the Renaissance movement spread outside Italy, to other parts of Europe and also beyond, from Goa to Quito, different local traditions made their contribution to the mix. Given the interest in cultural hybridity long shown by Natalie Davis, this theme will allow Burke to pay homage to Davis's work as well as to explore what was for long a neglected theme in Renaissance studies.
CULTURAL HYBRIDITY: PROBLEM OR SOLUTION?
Monday, November 11 - 5:30 p.m. - Auditorium
HYBRID LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Tuesday, November 12 - 5:30 p.m. - Auditorium
Thursday, November 14 - 5:30 p.m. - Popper Room