EUI, Villa Salviati - Photo by F. Martino

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 […]

DISCUSSING ABOUT METHODS ON VISUAL SOURCES

On 8 March 2019 Meet & Discuss Session During this session, we aim at discussing two recent readings dealing with the use of visual source in history. Starting from them, we will raise some questions about the use of visual sources and we will open up a more informal discussion about the different ways of […]

LANDSCAPES IN MOVEMENT: DRAWINGS OF URBAN NATURE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY PARIS – with Camilla Pietrabissa

On 14 October 2019 – with Camilla Pietrabissa (Fondazione 1563 per l’arte e la cultura, Turin) Lecture co-organised with the History of Science Working Group (EUI) This seminar explores the role of drawing practices in fabricating the image of urban nature in eighteenth-century Paris. If the traditional narrative about Paris as an ‘open city’ refers to the period of demilitarization started […]