Grappling with things: Mission Preparation

The EUI Visual and Material History Working Group hosts its annual workshop tailored to first year researchers to introduce approaches for working with visual and material sources in research. Are you wondering how to approach visual and material sources in your upcoming mission and research? How do you begin to write about them? This workshop […]

Museo Ferragamo Visit

The Visual and Material History Working Group organised a visit to the Ferragamo Museum and its exhibition Salvatore Ferragamo 1898-1960. The visit included a kindly offered guided tour in English.

The Stibbert Museum: Research Perspectives

The Stibbert Museum (ill. 1), located in the outskirts of Florence, is today a true jewel, hidden from the tourist tropes and therefore not a necessary “must” on the map of the city. It is a pity, because this museum, the personality of its creator, and the unique collection of applied arts, including those of […]

Review: Museo di Palazzo Davanzati

Nowadays in Italian cities, such as Florence, it has become rather common to spot green parakeets flocking from one tree to another from springtime to autumn. Yet, this certainly was not the case during the Middle Age and the Early Renaissance, especially indoors. Imagine then our surprise, and that of our predecessors, when entering the […]

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 […]

Museum Curation in Practice

A workshop by the Public History Working Group Co-organised by the Visual and Material Working Group. With special thanks for organisation by Dario Willi and Louisa Niesen. Friday, 27 October 2023 | 09:00–18:00 | EUI, Villa Salviati, Sala del Consiglio & Online (Zoom) Saturday, 28 October 2023 | 09:15–16:00 | Museo Galileo, Piazza dei Giudici, Firenze Over the course of two days, this workshop shines light on different aspects of […]

Museo Stibbert

Our introductory meeting takes place as a museum visit to Museo Stibbert! Working and living in a historic city and historic buildings, we want to think about what the visuality and materiality surrounding us does to our lives and work. The diverse collections of the Stibbert invites a close look into thinking and working with objects as […]


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 […]