Silent Witness: War and Environment in the 17th Century Europe

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Department of History Invitation, Mary Lindemann, November 7, 6:00-7:30, BRNG 2280

Professor Lindemann’s talk, “Silent Witness: War and the Environment in Brandenburg, 1627-1680,” analyzes how the wars of the mid to late seventeenth century affected the natural, built, and human landscapes of Brandenburg during turbulent times. She will discuss the destruction caused by war as well as the massive changes rebuilding wrought on the environment. We anticipate a stimulating talk followed by a lively Q&A session.

Mary Lindemann is Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Miami, currently Past President of the German Historical Association and President-Elect of the American Historical Association (President in 2020).

Professor Lindemann is the author of Patriots and Paupers: Hamburg, 1712-1830 (Oxford University Press, 1990), winner of “An Outstanding Academic Book” by Choice; Health and Healing in Eighteenth-Century Germany (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), winner of the 1998 William H. Welch Medal Book Prize; Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 1999), translated into Spanish (2001), Portuguese (2003), and the second and revised edition (2010) into Turkish (2013); Liaisons Dangereuses: Sex, Law, and Diplomacy in the Age of Frederick the Great (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006); and The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790 (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

During her distinguished career, Professor Lindemann has received three separate NEH Fellowships; a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship; a Fellowship-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS); a Fellowship-In-Residence at the Flemish Academic Centre for Science and the Arts (VLAC); a Senior Research Fellowship of the State of Lower Saxony; and a Humboldt Research Prize and the Reimar-Lüst Prize. She has served on several editorial boards and was, until early 2018, one of a team of three editors of Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal based at the University of Miami.

We look forward to seeing many of you there,

Your colleagues in the Department of History
Silvia Z. Mitchell (

Assistant Professor of Early Modern European History Purdue University 672 Oval Drive UNIV 308 West Lafayette, IN 47907

Author of Queen, Mother, and Stateswoman: Mariana of Austria and the Government of Spain

Guest Editor of “Special Issue: The Spanish Habsburg Court during the Reign of Carlos II (1665-1700)” , The Court Historian: The International Journal of Court Studies

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