Feb 05, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Renaissance-Reformation Seminar

(Newport News, Va.) - CNU’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program to Host Mid-Atlantic Renaissance-Reformation Seminar

Christopher Newport University's Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program will host the Mid-Atlantic Renaissance-Reformation Seminar on February 14 and 15, 2014. Highlights include an opening reception and keynote address at the Mariners' Museum on Friday, February 14, featuring guest speaker Dr. Karl Appuhn, an associate professor of history and Italian studies at New York University and author of the award-winning work of environmental history A Forest on the Sea. Seminar sessions held on Saturday, February 15 at CNU’s Luter Hall include "Overmothering and Nursing Fathers," "Gender and Heresy," "Social Networks in the 16th Century," and "Environmental History and the New World."

Registration is $25 and includes the opening reception, keynote address, light refreshments and lunch on Saturday. CNU students may attend the keynote address free-of-charge. Registration will be available at the Mariners' Museum on Feb. 14, from 3-6:45 p.m., and by contacting CNU faculty member Dr. Robert Pierce at robert.pierce@cnu.edu.

The Mid-Atlantic Renaissance-Reformation Seminar is a colloquium held annually at participating colleges and universities in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, where Renaissance and Reformation scholars from many disciplines can share their works-in-progress.


February 14 (Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia)
Conference Registration, 3-6:45 p.m.
Reception, 5-6:45 p.m.
Keynote Address: Karl Appuhn, New York University, 7-8:15 p.m.

February 15 (Luter Hall, Christopher Newport University):
Session 1: “Overmothering and Nursing Fathers”
9-10 a.m.
Maryam Sharron Muhammed, Howard University
Kristen McCabe Lashua, University of Virginia
Comment: Stephanie Richmond, Norfolk State University

Session 2: “Gender and Heresy”
10-11 a.m.
Genelle Gertz, Washington and Lee University
Mark Peterson, James Madison University
Comment: Lu Ann Homza, The College of William & Mary

Break 11-11:15 a.m.

Session 3: “Social Networks in the 16th Century”
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Jonathan Woods, Fordham University
Erin Lambert, University of Virginia
Comment: Amanda Herbert, Christopher Newport University

Lunch 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Session 4: Undergraduate Presentations
12:45-1:30 p.m.

Session 5: “Environmental History and the New World” and Closing Comments/Discussion
1:30-2 p.m.
Allison Bigelow, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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