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Distinguished Visiting Scholar Faculty & Graduate Seminar: Herman Roodenburg

March 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm



This year’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar is Herman Roodenburg, Endowed Professor and Chair of Historical Anthropology and Ethnology of Europe at VU University Amsterdam and Researcher in Ethnology at the Meertens Institute. Professor Roodenburg’s work deals with social control and the cultural history of emotions.

On Wednesday March 18 2015 Professor Roodenburg will conduct a seminar for faculty and graduate students in the Regent’s Room, Goldring Student Centre rm. 206, 4:00-6:00 pm. The seminar will be titled “The Crying Dutchman: Or How to Craft the Tears of Believers in the Seventeenth Century”.


Space for participants is limited.
Interested faculty and graduate students, please email Natalie Oeltjen:
Please include your name and department, and year/status of MA or PhD if applicable.



Required Readings (click to download PDFs):

  1. Rebekka Hufendiek, “Whereabouts: Locating Emotions between Body, Mind, and World,” in Rudiger Campe and Julia Weber (eds.), Rethinking Emotion: Interiority and Exteriority in Premodern, Modern and Contemporary Thought (Berlin: Walter deGruyter,2014), 351-379.
  2. Joseph Imorde, ‘Tasting God: The Sweetness of Crying in the Counter-Reformation’, in: Wietse de Boer and Christine Goettler (eds.), Religion and the Senses in Early Modern Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 257-72.
  3. Michael Schoenfeldt, ‘”That Spectacle of Too Much Weight”: The Poetics of Sacrifice in Donne, Herbert and Milton’, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 31 (2001), 3, 561-84.




March 18, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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