material culture


Connections, Conflicts, and Convergences

Exploring ‘othering’ in global visual and material cultures, ca. 1500-1800 The focus of this conference is the material and visual embodiments of interactions of ‘othering’, and/or ‘othering’ as their product. By othering we refer to the construction of the self and its opposition, through a myriad of intersections. Visual and material culture are key to […]

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd, Cubiculum of the Donna Velata, Fresco on rock-cut tufa,  Ceiling fresco, Roman Early Christian, 3rd Century ( Catacomb of Priscilla, Rome, Italy). Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. http://www.artres.com/c/htm/Home.aspx   Every artefact that has endured from the past, regardless of its age, serves as a footprint of that era. Frequently, […]

The Second Life of Objects: Martyrdom, emotions, memory in post-Risorgimento Italy (1860-1884)

Lecture by Carlotta Sorba During the Age of Revolutions political objects performed a primary political function. They even experienced a “second life” at the end of the events which generated their birth and dissemination. They made their way into private or public collections, activating memory and commemoration circuits which contributed to defining collective identities. In […]

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 […]