The CEMS Seminar One recording is now available on our Youtube Channel. Many thanks to the seventy participants who joined us through the Zoom platform for our Inaugural Seminar when Professor Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks spoke about her latest book, What Is Early Modern History?, which was published in March in the Polity What Is History? series. The work offers a concise guide to historical research from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, within and beyond Europe, including subfields and approaches to the period. Professor Wiesner-Hanks generously shared how the book was conceptualized and written, and the ways this was challenged and changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The seminar was be followed by a Q&A and discussion.
Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks is Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the long-time senior editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal, and the editor-in-chief of the seven-volume Cambridge World History (2015). She is the author or editor of 30 books and more than 100 articles or book chapters, some of which have been translated into German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Turkish, and Korean. Her publications are widely used in teaching around the world, from middle school through graduate school. She is currently editing, with Mathew Kuefler, the four-volume Cambridge World History of Sexualities.
The seminar recording is now available for you to view online: