The Early Modern Workshop is a multidisciplinary forum where scholars working on the early modern period (broadly defined) can discuss their work with colleagues across departments. The aim is to foster conversations that go beyond departmental, disciplinary, and regional parameters, and to create an active community of early modernists here at the University of Virginia.

Our format is presentation-based: no preparation is required of audience members in advance. We welcome graduate students, faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars who wish to present articles, dissertation chapters, book projects, practice job talks, and other works-in-progress – especially on topics that would benefit from engagement by an audience with diverse disciplinary perspectives.

The Workshop meets once a month on Fridays, 12-1:30pm (via Zoom). Attendance is open to the public. We also host additional special events, such as lectures by guest speakers, roundtable discussions, and collaborative events with other programs. If you are interested in presenting, or if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Jane Mikkelson (Postdoctoral Fellow, College Fellows | Religious Studies)

Ricardo Padrón (Associate Professor | Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese)

Joshua M. White (Associate Professor | History)