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The Premodern Colloquium

The Premodern Colloquium is a reading group that met for over thirty years in the home of Tom Green (Law School, History) by whom it was founded as a forum for discussion of new work in the history of law. In recent years it has evolved into a wide-ranging multidisciplinary group. Typically discussions focus on works-in-progress by local and visiting scholars or dissertation chapters presented by our own students. Discussions tend to be intense and lively, but people who present work find the experience to be friendly and helpful. We especially welcome graduate students to our regular meetings, both as discussants and as presenters of dissertation work in progress.


Coming up!  Winter 2023

JANUARY 29  Daniel Nemser, U-M Romance Languages and Literatures
  “Fort, Port, and Road: Infrastructure and Imperial Logistics in Colonial Mexico”

FEBRUARY 19  Nicholas Jones, Yale University
  “Cervantine Blackness”

MARCH 26  Adela Amaral, College of William & Mary
  “Maroon Assemblages: Mexico, from the 21st to the 18th Century”

APRIL 16  Rheagan Martin, U-M History of Art
  “Torn Parchment & Illuminated Coins: Visual Claims of Authority in Early Printed Books in Venice”