GEMS Seminars 2019-2020

This academic year we will launch a new series of GEMS meetings. Both GEMS-members and other colleagues with an interest in the early modern period are invited to come to these meetings and to participate in the discussions. Our website will be regularly updated with detailed information about each meeting.

Seminars are mostly scheduled on Wednesdays (2 – 4 PM) or Thursdays (12 AM – 1 PM). Unless stated otherwise, they take place in the Simon Stevin meeting room (Plateaustraat 22, heading left through glass doors and then on the left):


8 January 2020, h. 14:00-16:00, Simon Stevin Room (Plateaustraat 22, Gent)- GEMS Seminar: Renée Vulto (UGent) & Kornee van der Haven (UGent) inspired by…. Monique Scheer

Thursday, February 20th, 12 AM – 1 PMAtelier with Elwin Hofman: Psychological knowledge and where to find it

Wednesday, March 4th, 2 – 4 PMSteven Vanden Broecke & Michiel Van Dam inspired by… Philip Sheldrake

Thursday, March 19th, 2 – 4 PMJoint Seminar with Sarton Centre
Gwendoline de Mûelenaere (UGent),Between Words and Images: Disseminating Science in Early Modern Education in the Southern Netherlands
Matteo Valleriani (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science),The Sphaera Corpus and Computational Humanitates

Monday, April 27th, 12 AM – 1 PMAtelier with Manushag Powell, Hunting for Women in the Periodical Archives

Wednesday, May 20th,  10AM – 5 PM – Research Day: Early Modern Studies Outside the University – lectures and panels one the connections between academia and the cultural field

Tuesday, May 26th, 12 AM – 1 PM – Atelier with Carlotta Striolo, On Early Modern Venetian Art

Poster: GEMS events 2019-2020 – Second semester

Poster: GEMS events 2019-2020 – First semester

The GEMS Seminars provide the opportunity to members of our research group and other scholars with an interest in the early modern period to meet and discuss current research issues. In the schedule (see menu) you will find two categories of these meetings. First there are the Ateliers during which GEMS-members or guests present their research projects, recent publications or ideas for future projects. Secondly we will have three meetings this academic year with specialists of the early modern period who will introduce to you the work of a famous scholar by whom they are inspired in their own scholarly work (Inspired by…). People who are interested to spotlight his or her current or future research projects during one of these meetings are cordially invited to get in contact with the organization (