Isabelle Riepe

PROGRAMME: 3rd EUI Conference in Visual and Material Culture Studies.

Souvenirs, Keepsakes and Tokens: Material and Visual Expressions of Personal Memories 16 May 2022 – 17 May 2022 REGISTRATION: Monday 16 May 2022: Tuesday 17 May 2022: Organisers: Elisa Chazal, Isabelle Riepe, Ana Struillou (Visual and Material History Working Group) The researcher-led Visual and Material History Working Group of the Department of History […]

Between text and materiality. Discussions in book history

The Visual and Material History Working Group is collaborating with the Intellectual History Working Group at the EUI to bring you a two-hour seminar with three exciting avenues into book history. We ask what a focus on the practices involved in making, moving and reading books brings to the field of book history. Our aim […]

Feathers and the making of luxury experiences at the early modern Spanish court

The EUI Visual and Material History working group hosts a paper by Dr. Stefan Hanß (University of Manchester) on 26 April 2022 17:00 (Hybrid-Mode)   This paper charts the activities of featherworkers at the Habsburg court in Madrid. Drawing on archival records, objects, and paintings from sixteenth-century Spain, I argue that royal featherworkers’ skills, wit, […]

Visual and material history of sexualisation

The Visual and Material History Working Group and the Queer and Feminist Studies Interdisciplinary Working Group host a joint session at the crossroads of gender history and material culture. This workshop aims to conduct a reflection on how to integrate visual and/or material sources within the study of gender and sexuality. This workshop will be […]

NEW WORKSHOP SERIES: Grappling with things

Have you ever wondered how to include visual and material sources in your research and writing? The Visual and Material History Working introduced in November 2021 a new format of workshops and informal coffees to create a space for exchange in dealing and including ‘objects’ in scholarly research.Our introductory workshop was held in Sala degli […]