Early Modern Empires Workshop

The Early Modern Empires Workshop is dedicated to examining empire(s) from a variety of perspectives, including but not limited to political philosophy, state formation, sociocultural and economic exchange, resistance, materiality, mobility, law, and cultures of knowledge across a multiplicity of geographies. By uniting methodological, conceptual and geographical diversity this workshop hopes to create an interdisciplinary space to discuss empire and early modernity, as well as interrogate the limitations of “empire” and “early modernity” as units of analysis.  Speakers are drawn from departments including history, literature, language/cultural studies, philosophy, economics, and political science, and from institutions around the world.  Anyone who shares the workshop’s interests is invited and encouraged to attend our next event.