Hilary Bernstein and Patricia Fumerton will each provide short introductions to their new books, followed by a conversation between the authors and then with the audience.
Hilary Bernstein, Associate Professor of History, specializes in early modern France, with a particular focus on the history, culture, and politics of provincial towns in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her new book is entitled Historical Communities: Cities, Erudition, and National Identity in Early Modern France. Professor Bernstein will be introduced by Professor Erika Rappaport. Patricia Fumerton is Distinguished Professor of English, specializing in popular, multimedia print culture, with a focus on broadside ballads, 1550-1750; she is also Director of the NEH-funded English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA), ebba.english.ucsb.edu. Her new book is entitled The Broadside Ballad in Early Modern England: Moving Media, Tactical Publics. Professor Fumerton will be introduced by Professor Andrew Griffin.