material culture


Museo Davanzati

On Friday 15th December at 17:00 we wrapped up 2023 with a museum visit to Davanzati! The museum is free to visit for those with an EUI card and closes at 19:00 on a Friday so we proposed a late afternoon visit from 17:00-19:00 followed by a dinner to say goodbye before the holidays. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]