The UC History Department was well represented at this year’s Sixteenth Century Society and Conference held here in Cincinnati. Professor Sigrun Haude and numerous graduate students, including Kelly Smith, Debra Burgess, Ben Hunt, Mackenzie Keyes, Nate McGee, and Allysa McClanahan, all took part in the conference, which took place from October 25th-28th at the Omni Netherland Hotel.

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference promotes scholarship on the early modern era, welcoming scholars from all disciplines, with presentations in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. This year’s conference was attended by over 700 scholars from around the world.

For the third consecutive year, Professor Haude served as the Program Committee Director for History. She organized numerous panels, in the process deciding on the theme of the panel, which papers would be presented, and who would act as their respective chairs.

UC graduate student Kelly Smith presented her paper “Interpreting the Heavens: Astronomy and Astrology in Early-Modern German Schreibkalender” for the panel “Scientific Discourse, Educational Practices, and Visual Culture in the Early Modern German Lands.”  She also served as chair for the panel “Early Modern Approaches to Religious Minorities.”

UC graduate students Debra Burgess, Ben Hunt, Mackenzie Keyes, Nate McGee, and Alyssa McClanahan also participated in the conference as volunteers at the reception desk.

Click here for more information on the 2012 conference.