Connections, Conflicts, and Convergences

Exploring ‘othering’ in global visual and material cultures, ca. 1500-1800 The focus of this conference is the material and visual embodiments of interactions of ‘othering’, and/or ‘othering’ as their product. By othering we refer to the construction of the self and its opposition, through a myriad of intersections. Visual and material culture are key to […]

Grappling with things: Mission Preparation

The EUI Visual and Material History Working Group hosts its annual workshop tailored to first year researchers to introduce approaches for working with visual and material sources in research. Are you wondering how to approach visual and material sources in your upcoming mission and research? How do you begin to write about them? This workshop […]

The Second Life of Objects: Martyrdom, emotions, memory in post-Risorgimento Italy (1860-1884)

Lecture by Carlotta Sorba During the Age of Revolutions political objects performed a primary political function. They even experienced a “second life” at the end of the events which generated their birth and dissemination. They made their way into private or public collections, activating memory and commemoration circuits which contributed to defining collective identities. In […]

Museo Ferragamo Visit

The Visual and Material History Working Group organised a visit to the Ferragamo Museum and its exhibition Salvatore Ferragamo 1898-1960. The visit included a kindly offered guided tour in English.

Email us to get Published

This January 2024 we are releasing our new article series. If you have an article in mind that you would like to publish on here please email us at: [email protected]. We welcome short articles from 500-1000 words on material or visual culture; including but not limited to, museum studies, art history and curation practice. For […]

Museo Davanzati

On Friday 15th December at 17:00 we wrapped up 2023 with a museum visit to Davanzati! The museum is free to visit for those with an EUI card and closes at 19:00 on a Friday so we proposed a late afternoon visit from 17:00-19:00 followed by a dinner to say goodbye before the holidays. The […]

Museum Curation in Practice

A workshop by the Public History Working Group Co-organised by the Visual and Material Working Group. With special thanks for organisation by Dario Willi and Louisa Niesen. Friday, 27 October 2023 | 09:00–18:00 | EUI, Villa Salviati, Sala del Consiglio & Online (Zoom) Saturday, 28 October 2023 | 09:15–16:00 | Museo Galileo, Piazza dei Giudici, Firenze Over the course of two days, this workshop shines light on different aspects of […]

Museo Stibbert

Our introductory meeting takes place as a museum visit to Museo Stibbert! Working and living in a historic city and historic buildings, we want to think about what the visuality and materiality surrounding us does to our lives and work. The diverse collections of the Stibbert invites a close look into thinking and working with objects as […]