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Making History, Thinking Historically

Medieval and Early Modern Conceptions and Representations

This year's Primary Source Symposium focuses on how textual and material sources reflect, represent, or recreate historical time, and how time and history are constructed and presented through different sources, from architecture to court documents. Stanford's Primary Source Symposium is centered on the presentation and analysis of primary sources: textual and cartographic, as well as works of art, architecture, and music. In this symposium, scholars present works from within their discipline to an interdisciplinary audience. These presentations share a concern with how time and history are realized within medieval and early modern sources, with an eye to unearthing past understandings and approaches to history and time. How did the source construct or present history? What does the source reveal about the concepts of history and time in a particular time and place? How does the source reflect, distort, or represent time?

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Organized by Prof. Laura Stokes (History) and Prof. Barbara Pitkin (Religious Studies), the conference will feature presentations by: Prof. Euan Cameron (Columbia and Union Theological Seminary); Prof. Fatima Quraishi (University of California, Riverside); Prof. Kathryn Starkey (Stanford); Prof. Bissera Pentcheva (Stanford); Prof. Nancy Kollmann (Stanford); Dr. Surekha Davies (John Carter Brown Library); Prof. Carina Johnson (Pitzer); Prof. Tunç Şen (Columbia); and Prof. David Como (Stanford).

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Friday, November 8, 2019. 09:30 AM


Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street


Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Humanities Center, Department of Art & Art History, Center for South Asia, Religious Studies, University Libraries, History, Division of Liturature, Cultues, and Languagues