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 […]

Call for Papers: Souvenirs, keepsakes and tokens: material and visual expressions of personal memories (12th-21st centuries)

CALL FOR PAPERS 3rd EUI CONFERENCE IN VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE STUDIES Souvenirs, keepsakes and tokens: material and visual expressions of personal memories (12th-21st centuries) 16th May 2022 European University Institute, Florence Organizing committee: Elisa Chazal, Isabelle Riepe, Ana Struillou People use objects as a memento for fragments of their lives, be they ordinary memories of childhood, or extraordinary memories of travel, wonder, belief, rupture or oppression. From the […]

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 […]

THE VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE OF PERIOD FILMS & TV

Wednesday, 3rd November 11am CET via Zoom   The Visual and Material History Working Group is happy to invite you to its next session on 3rd November at 11:00 on Zoom. We will explore the use of objects, costumes and decors in historical films and TV series and how their presence and role have shifted […]

PROGRAMME: 2nd EUI Conference in Visual and Material Culture Studies

2nd EUI CONFERENCE IN VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE STUDIES Scandalous Feasts and Holy Meals: Food in Medieval and Early Modern Societies 25-26 May 2021 via Zoom Organizing committee: Moïra Dato, Ana Struillou, Elisa Chazal, Isabelle Riepe Image: Diego Velazquez, El almuerzo, 1618-9, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest From medieval Western Europe to the early modern […]

MATERIAL HISTORIES OF EMPIRE AND COLONIZATION

MATERIAL HISTORIES OF EMPIRE AND COLONIZATION The Imperial History and Visual and Material History Working Group are happy to invite you to a joint session, which will take place on the 13th April at 10:30 on Zoom. During this event, we will explore the history of empire and colonization through material and visual sources. From garments […]

CALL FOR PAPERS – Food in Medieval and Early Modern Societies

  CALL FOR PAPERS 2nd EUI Conference in Visual and Material Culture Studies Scandalous Feasts and Holy Meals: Food in Medieval and Early Modern Societies (12th-18th centuries)                          25th May 2021 European University Institute, Florence (via Zoom) Organizing committee: Moïra Dato, Matthias Ebejer, Ana […]