Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 2014

The conference includes two panels addressing the comparative history of archives (#211 and #236), organized by Randy Head with assistance from Scott Taylor.

Here are the details!

211. Comparative Archival Histories in the Early Modern World I: The State in the Archive ACP, Bourbon

Organizer: Randolph C. Head, University of California, Riverside

Chair: Megan Williams, University of Groningen

Financial Regularization, State Formation and Archival Disarray: The Lille Chambre des Comptes and Its Archive, 1473–1667

Ron Makleff (University of California, Berkeley)

The Uses of Archival Management in Axel Oxenstierna’s Statecraft

Erik Thomson (University of Manitoba)

Creating a Site of State Memory: The Dépôt de la Guerre

Robert Fulton (Northern Illinois University)

 236. Comparative Archival Histories in the Early Modern World II: Meaningful Spaces

ACP, Bourbon

Organizers: Randolph C. Head, University of California, Riverside, and Scott K. Taylor, University of Kentucky

Chair: Charles D. Gunnoe, Aquinas College

Defining the Contours of European Archivality from von Ramingen to Mabillon: The Conundrum of Proof and Information

Randolph C. Head (University of California, Riverside)

Rat-Traps in the Registratur: the Material Furnishings of an Early Modern Habsburg Chancellery Archive

Megan Williams (University of Groningen)

Das Frauenzimmer vs. the Harem: Gender and Practices of Power at the Early Modern Court in Germany and Persia

Regine Maritz (University of Cambridge)

NEH Collaborative Grants: food for thought?

Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences. Eligible projects include research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanitiesconferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research; archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); and research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.  (emphasis added)

National Endowment for the Humanities
Collaborative Research Grants