EUI, Villa Salviati - Photo by F. Martino

WHY MONUMENTS? A DISCUSSION ON THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE LIVES OF PUBLIC STATUES

Wednesday 8 July 2020 at 11:30, Via Zoom Organised with Gabriele Marcon (HEC) The Black Lives Matter’s protests have recently re-launched the debate on the removal of monuments embodying a burdensome past. This wave of dissent has also reached Europe, where civil rights’ movements have targeted monumental symbols of controversial colonial heritages in many countries. […]

A DISCUSSION ON FASHION: MATERIAL AND VISUAL APPROACHES

Tuesday 16 June at 16:00 (CET/ Italy Time), Via Zoom Please register here to attend this event What do visual aspects of an object or source reveal that material ones do not? What does the materiality of a source disclose that visuality does not? How can historians of fashion consider side by side the visuality […]

DISCUSSION SERIES ‘TALKING ABOUT THINGS’

The Visual and Material History Working Group is delighted to announce their new discussion series “Talking about Things”. Focusing on thematic questions, the aim of these discussion sessions is to bridge the gap between material and visual culture and other areas of historical study. In other words, it seeks to bring together researchers who examine […]

MATERIAL CULTURE OF SOCIALISM: CURRENT DEBATES AND NEW PERSPECTIVES – with Julie Deschepper

On 28 April 2020 at 4.30pm – with Julie Deschepper (Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence) Zoom Seminar This seminar proposes to engage a critical reflection on socialist material culture in post-socialist contexts. More broadly, itintends to provide some analytical and methodological tool to tackle issues related to the material persistence of […]

TROPY DATABASE FOR VISUAL SOURCES – with William Lindgren

On 16 May 2019 – with William Lindgren (EUI) Meet & Discuss Session In this session, we will discuss how the free open-source software TROPY can be used as a useful tool in order to organise and describe the reproduction of visual sources. This session intends to complement the presentation organised by the EUI library […]

WHAT IS VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE AND HOW CAN I ENGAGE WITH IT?

On 25 September 2019 Meet & Discuss Session What is Visual and Material Culture and how can I engage with it? Have you always wondered how to bring visual and material sources into your research but don’t know where to start? Have you come across some interesting visual or material source in the course of […]

WHITE VANISHING AND SETTLER COLONIAL ANXIETY IN THE 1975 FILM “PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK” – with Costanza Bergo

On 13 December 2019 – with Costanza Bergo (PhD Candidate at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) Lecture Settler colonial landscape is increasingly understood as a spatial project produced by imagined geographies. This fantasy-scape is a separate entity from physical, occupied landscape; yet it always maintains a relation to it and can manifests […]

INTERIORS AND EXTERIORS IN VISUAL AND MATERIAL HISTORY

On 21 November 2019 Meet & Discuss Session The discussion is introduced and moderated by Iseabail Rowe. Researchers from all areas, years and time-periods of history are encouraged to attend this informal working group discussion and to bring along an example of visual or material culture you have come across that fits under this broad […]