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 […]

GAMES AND TOYS: THE MATERIAL HISTORY OF PLAYING

On 10th March 2021 at 18:00, via Zoom. Joint-Zoom Seminar with the Intellectual History Working Group The Visual and Material History Working Group will have its next event on the 10th of March at 18:00. Organised jointly with the Intellectual History Working Group of the EUI, this special session of the “Talking about things” seminar […]

HISTORIES OF THE BOOK

On 25th January 2021 at 11:00, via Zoom. Zoom Seminar The Visual and Material History Working Group will have its next event on the 25th of January at 11:00. For the sixth session of the “Talking about things” seminar series, we will consider visual and material histories of the book. This session will host two […]

DRESSING HISTORY: TEXTILES’ NARRATIVE

On 23rd November 2020 at 11:00, via Zoom. Zoom Seminar The team of the Visual and Material History Working Group is very happy to invite you to its next event which will take place on the 23rd of November at 11:00. For the fifth session of the “Talking about things” seminar series, we will consider […]

GLOBAL EXCHANGES: THE CASE OF DIPLOMATIC GIFTS

On 9th November 2020 at 11:00, via Zoom. Meet & Discuss Session For the fourth session of the “Talking about things” seminar series, the Visual and Material History working group invites you to look into the specific case of diplomatic gifts. In this session, organized jointly with the Diplomatic History working group of the European […]

A FOCUS ON MATERIALITY: MATERIAL CULTURE AND HISTORIES OF SCIENCE

On 23rd October 2020, 11:00-12:30 – Sala del Torrino, Villa Salviati, Florence / Zoom. Meet & Discuss Session For the third session of the “Talking about things” seminar series, we will look into the use of objects and images as sources to explore the history of science. For this session, organized jointly with the History […]

RELIGIOUS MATERIALITY: OBJECTS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION

  On Friday 9 October at 11:00, sala del Torrino, Villa Salviati The study of religion and religious communities can be analysed through two avenues: the analysis of faith which is an intrinsic sentiment, and the study of devotion which offers an external and more tangible perspective. The two are not always easily distinguishable. The […]

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 […]