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Panoramas, Pedestals, and Pulpits: Images in the Sermons of António Vieira

Liam Matthew Brockey
Professor of History
Michigan State University

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Modern Languages Bldg. 201

This talk examines the use of visual referents in some of the sermons of António Vieira, the greatest Jesuit orator of the seventeenth century. Marking the occasion of the first translation of his works into English, our discussion will not only introduce the audience to Vieira's life and works, but also consider the emotive qualities of his sacred oratory. It will show how he drew on the Jesuit spiritual tradition to create images in the minds of his audiences, whether they were in Portugal or Brazil. The central themes of the sermons chosen for this presentation will be confessional conflict, slavery, colonial society, and contemporary Catholic preaching.

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Old Company The Society of Jesus in Early Modern Europe and Beyond

Liam Matthew Brockey
Professor of History
Michigan State University

Friday, March 9, 2018
Modern Languages Bldg. 201

This seminar will consider the emergence and spread of the Society of Jesus in early modern Europe and the overseas
European empires in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The goal will be to examine the Jesuits within the context of sixteenth century religion and politics, as an institution that grew dramatically over the
first two hundred years of its history. Special attention will be paid to the order's twin aims of education and mission, as well as to the specific devotional charism of the order that distinguished it from its contemporary religious orders.

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2018 Lovis Corinth Colloquium

Quid est sacramentum?: On the Visual Representation of Mystery and Secrecy in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700’

March 29-31, 2018
Thursday, March 29th - Harland Cinema
Friday & Sat, March 30-31st: Pitts Theology Library CST 360

Speakers include:

Véronique Adam, University of Toulouse
Monika Biel, Herzog August Bibliothek
Alicja Bielak, University of Warsaw
Carme López Calderón, University of Santiago de Compostela
C. Jean Campbell, Emory University
Tom Conley, Harvard University
Ralph Dekoninck, Université Catholique de Louvain
Peter Eversmann, University of Amsterdam
Ingrid Falque, Université Catholique de Louvain
Christine Goettler, Univerität Bern
Agnes Guiderdoni, Université Catholique de Louvain
Suzanne Karr Schmidt, Newberry
Stephanie Leitch, Florida State University
Mark Meadow, UC Santa Barbara
Eelco Nagelsmit, ETHzürich
Alexandra Onuf, University of Hartford
Bret Rothstein, Indiana University
Xavier Vert, EHESS
Madeleine Viljoen, New York Public Library
Mara Wade, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Caecilie Weissert, Universität Stuttgart

Lecture: El Anatsui's Metamorphic Objects

Chika Okeke-Agulu
Princeton University

Thursday, April 12
Ackerman Hall, Carlos Museum

Colloquium: Reflections on Okwui Enwezor's "Redrawing the Boundaries" Editorial, 25 Years Later

Chika Okeke-Agulu
Princeton University

Friday, April 13
Carlos Hall Conference Room