Vermeer’s World: Colloquium/Dinner before the Lecture

A reminder that there will be a colloquium at the Dudley House, 4:30-6:30, before the public lecture: “Vermeer’s World: the Dutch, the Chinese, and the birth of modernity,” by Timothy Brook, Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 7 p.m., at the Tarble Arts Center.

Prof. Brook has taught world history in Canada and the UK, and is the Director of the new University of Oxford China Centre launched in May. David Smith has agreed to launch the discussion with issues about teaching world history, but perhaps everyone attending might come prepared to weigh in this discussion. As it was reading Prof. Brook’s Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World (2008) that suggested to me that his method there might be useful teaching approach, I have made a couple of copies of the chapter “Journeys” in case you want to discuss that and its relation to teaching (two available hard copy History Office, one online reserve for His 5250, you probably know how to figure out the password).  The chapter begins with an analysis of Hendrik van der Burch, The Card Players (1660) (a  useful review of the book).

Finally, if you are interested in attending this colloquium (we will be providing a dinner from Bangkok Thai) please leave a comment below with your name (first name is fine), and whether you’d like Tofu, Shrimp, Chicken, or Beef (we will do a variety of curries, pad thai, pad sew).

We would like to open this colloquium to members of the Art Department and Asian Studies.


15 Responses to “Vermeer’s World: Colloquium/Dinner before the Lecture”

  1. NP Says:

    Beef, please.

  2. Jinhee Says:

    I will be attending both talks/discussion. Looking forward to it, JHL

  3. Ralph Ashby Says:

    Sounds great. I plan to be there. Beef and/or chicken is fine with me.

  4. David Smith Says:

    I’ll take chicken

  5. Ralph Ashby Says:

    Silly me. I unfortunately cannot be there after all. I’ll be teaching at that time.

  6. Jose Deustua Says:

    I will attend the colloquium. Shrimp for dinner would be great.

  7. key Says:

    Newton, 2 attending (myself and Tim). Pad sew (beef), green curry (shrimp).

  8. Newton (for David) Says:

    Add 1 for David

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