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 […]

Disconnected Histories 

Co-hosted with UNIFI, with Zoltán Biedermann, Martin Dusinberre, Beatrice Falcucci, Valeska Huber and Luc Wodzicki As of late, global approaches revolving around connectivity have lost a great part of their explanatory power. Limitations of global history and connected history are rising to the fore through critical discussions and conferences. In a world threatened by disruption […]

Not just illustrations: on the different usages of photographs and photography

What role do photographs play in your research? They may not necessarily be at its core for all researchers, but photography can certainly play a remarkable role in the access and understanding of history. Therefore, this methodological workshop aims to highlight the multiple usages of photographic material and technologies in historical research. On day one, external academics […]

Florence: Global?  

Speakers: Lia Markey (Newberry Library), Giorgio Riello (EUI), Giulia Calvi (Università di Siena/EUI), Brian Brege (Syracuse University), Alessio Assonitis (The Medici Archive Project), Valentina Conticelli (Galleria degli Uffizi), Justin Randolph Thompson (Black History Month Florence) Abstract: When it comes to a cityscape that has shaped the popular visual and material impression of ‘The Renaissance’ only one name comes to mind. A name […]

The World in Dress: Costume books across Italy,  Europe and the East

EUI Visual and Material History Working Group hosts a book presentation by Giulia Calvi (Università di Siena). In the early modern period costume books and albums participated in the shaping of a new visual culture that displayed the diversity of the people of the known world on a variety of media including maps, atlases, screens, […]

The Practical use of visual and material sources in a PhD thesis

The Visual and Material History Working Group is happy to invite you to its first session on 11th November. Have you ever wondered how to include visual and material sources in your research and writing? This workshop will act as an opportunity to share some useful tools, bibliography, and methodologies to start working with these types of […]

Renaissance Walking Tour

Our introductory meeting takes place as a walking tour introducing you to Renaissance Florence. 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. Joined by fellow researchers Ludwig Pelzl and Mikko Koskela we’re meeting at 11am on 26 October 2022 at Palazzo […]