Revealing, Concealing: Ways of Recounting the Self in Early Modern Times:by Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis
Sun, August 21, 2011 • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM • Harry Ransom Center, Prothro Theater
Keynote address by Natalie Zemon Davis
Keynote address part of the Eighth Early Modern Workshop in Jewish History
The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, with the support of Columbia and Wesleyan Universities, has the distinct honor to host the Early Modern Workshop in Jewish History on August 21-23, 2011. This year’s theme is: “Jewish Egodocuments: Revelation of the Self in Early Modern Europe.” The celebrated historian, Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis, will be giving the keynote address, “Revealing, Concealing: Ways of Recounting the Self in Early Modern Times.”
Natalie Zemon Davis is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton and Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. Natalie Z. Davis's recent books are The Gift in Sixteenth-Century France (2000), Slaves on Screen: Film and Historical Vision (2000); L’Histoire tout feu, tout flame. Entretiens avec Denis Crouzet (2004); and her new book on cultural crossing Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds(2006). In recent years, she has received honorary degrees from the University of King’s College, Queen Mary, University of London, the University New Brunswick and Amhert College, and the University of Warwick.
In her book best known to the public, The Return of Martin Guerre (1983), she followed a celebrated case of a 16th-century impostor in a village in the Pyrenees so as to see how peasants thought about personal identity.