2019

2019 Programme
Monday
18 February 2019
4:30 PM
CMEMS/Lund University Seminar
Professor Susan Broomhall (CMEMS, The University of Western Australia)
“Gender and the Dutch East India Company”
Venue: Philippa Maddern Seminar Room (1.33, First Floor, Arts Building), The University of Western Australia
Monday
18 March 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PMRG Annual General Meeting followed by a Public Lecture
Dr Chris Mallan (The University of Western Australia)
“”Go Draw Your Gourds!”: Some Editors and Readers of Cassius Dio in the 15th and 16th Centuries.”
Venue: Arts Lecture Room 8 (First Floor, Arts Building), The University of Western Australia
Friday
5 April 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PMRG Conference Preparation Masterclass
Venue: Law Lecture Theatre (Room 106, Law Building), The University of Western Australia
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Wednesday 22 May 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
IAS Rembrandt – 350th Anniversary Lecture Series
Dr Susanne Meurer (CMEMS, The University of Western Australia)
“Great Impressions – Rembrandt and the History of Printmaking”
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Wednesday
12 June 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
IAS/CHE/Forest Foundation Free Public Lecture Lecture
Associate Professor Svante Norrhem (Lund University)
“Everyday Life in a Seventeenth-Century Swedish Aristocratic Household”
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Friday
14 June 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
IAS/CHE/Forrest Foundation Postgraduate and Early Career Masterclass
Associate Professor Svante Norrhem (Lund University)
“Everyday Life as a Methodological Challenge: Household, Gender and Materiality”
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Tuesday
18 June 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
IAS/Italian Studies (UWA) Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA Lecture Series
Prof Susan Broomhall (CMEMS, The University of Western Australia)
“Missing Magnificence: tracing Catherine de Medici’s hidden cultural legacy”
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Wednesday 19 June 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
IAS Rembrandt – 350th Anniversary Lecture Series
Arvi Wattel (CMEMS, The University of Western Australia)
“The Global Rembrandt”
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Monday 15 July 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
CMEMS/PMRG Public Lecture
Dr Elizabeth Reid (The University of Western Australia)
“Gendering Political Relationships in Genoese Ceremonial Entries”
Venue: Arts Lecture Room 10 (First Floor), Arts Building, The University of Western Australia.

Gender is a valuable lens for interpreting the hierarchies at play in political performances and entry iconography. Throughout the preparation, enactment, and chronicling of ceremonial entries during the Italian Wars (1494-1559), cities and their entrants utilised gendered performance and allegory to articulate and negotiate their political relationships. The northern coastal republic of Genoa was a pivotal ally, first for Valois, and then for Hapsburg rulers, and in this capacity was the stage for both triumphant entries and entries-in-arms. Viewed collectively, the respective entries of King Louis XII of France, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, and his son Prince Philip of Spain, demonstrate the entered city’s subjection to foreign interpretation as well as its flexibility of self-representation. Political interpreters, be they organisers tasked with staging an entry or poets tasked with shaping its cultural memory, drew upon familiar gendered scenarios to place the city in relation to the entrant. In this talk I will suggest that Genoa’s allegorical identity shifted from that of a dependant mistress, to a ruined woman under the French Valois; and then to a supportive brother, and ‘uncle’ under the Austro-Spanish Habsburgs.
Wednesday 24 July 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
IAS Rembrandt – 350th Anniversary Lecture Series
Prof Susan Broomhall (CMEMS, The University of Western Australia)
“Finding Rembrandt in Love and Life”
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Tuesday 18 August 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
IAS Free Public Lecture
Dr Catherine Kovesi (The University of Melbourne)
“Italy and the Invention of Luxury”
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Tuesday 27 August 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
IAS / CMEMS Free Public Lecture
Professor Nicoletta Marconi (University of Roma Tor Vergata), 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow
“Constructing the Baroque: women artisans on building sites in the seventeenth-century Vatican and Rome”
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Friday 30 August 2019
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
IAS / CMEMS Workshop
Professor Nicoletta Marconi (University of Roma Tor Vergata), 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow
“Divine splendour and noble magnificence: female and male artists and craftsmen involved in the arts and architecture of Baroque Rome”
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Wednesday
October 16 2019
Time TBC
IAS/CMEMS/PMRG/CHE Public Lecture
Dr Diana Barnes (University of New England)
Margaret Cavendish’s, Life of Newcastle (1667), a Wifely Intervention in the Making of History.”
Venue: TBC

By 1667 when Margaret Cavendish’s biography of her husband, Life of the Thrice Noble, High and Puissant Prince William Cavendish, Duke, Marquess, and Earl of Newcastle; Earl of Ogle; Viscount Mansfield; and Baron of Bolsover, of Ogle, Bothal and Hepple … was published, she was already an established print author with a staggering number of titles to her name. Those works ranged across a variety of genres and modes from poetry and prose fiction, to plays, oratory, letters and philosophy. Her reputation as a print author rested upon them, in particular the elaborate and defensive paratexts written mostly by herself and her husband (Newcastle) addressing the public debate about her authorship. A lot has been written about the desire for fame that drove Cavendish’s presentation of herself as a print author, royalist and wife. In this paper, I will consider how her Life of Newcastle makes a pointed intervention in the historical account of the English civil war being promoted in publications of the 1650s and 1660s.
Friday
October 18
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
IAS/CMEMS/PMRG/CHE Masterclass
‘Social Wellbeing: Emotion and Community’
Speakers: Susan Broomhall (The University of Western Australia), Diana Barnes (University of New England), Michael Barbezat (Australian Catholic University), Michael Champion (Australian Catholic University), and Riikka Miettinen (Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences, Tampere University)
Venue: The Institute of Advanced Studies, UWA
Full details and register: TBC
Saturday
19 October
9:00AM – 5:00 PM
“Mental Health in the Medieval and Modern World”
PMRG/CMEMS Conference 

Venue: ALR 4, 5, and 6 (Ground Floor), and Philippa Maddern Seminar room (1.33, first floor), Arts Building, The University of Western Australia
Full details and register: Conference Website
Registration closes 11 August 2019 (5:00 PM AWST).
November
Date and time TBC
PMRG Annual Quiz Night
More details coming soon!
December
Date and time TBC
PMRG Annual Christmas Party
More details coming soon!