Étiqueté : Material Studies

Parution : Susanna Burghartz et al. (dir.), « Materialized Identities in Early Modern Culture, 1450-1750. Objects, Affects, Effects », Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2021

This collection embraces the increasing interest in the material world of the Renaissance and the early modern period, which has both fascinated contemporaries and initiated in recent years a distinguished historiography. The scholarship within is distinctive for engaging with the agentive qualities of matter, showing how affective dimensions in history connect with material history, and exploring the religious and cultural identity dimensions of the use of materials and artefacts. It thus aims to refocus our...

Appel à contribution : « The [After]Lives of Objects: Transposition in the Material World », en ligne, 18-19 mars 2021, date limite le 15 décembre 2020

Transposition involves the movement of people, objects, and ideas from one context to another. The reverberating impacts of such regional and transregional exchanges have shaped artistic expressions, systems of knowledge, and relationships among polities. Recently, scholarship has turned to the object as a material manifestation of cross-cultural, transregional, and imperial encounters. [After]Lives is an interdisciplinary symposium that explores how transposition has materialized throughout history. How are objects changed when they are activated as mediums of...

Appel à communication : Symbols and Appropriations: « Constructing Identities in Early Modern and Renaissance Italy (1350-1600) », Dublin, RSA 2021, date limite le 3 juillet 2020

Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting Dublin, 7-10 April 2021 Through history and times, architecture has always been used to express cultural messages and a social status. Since the Late Middle Ages and then throughout the whole Renaissance, the rising and developing system of Italian cities took extensive advantage from the evocative symbols of classical and Christian tradition, and borrowed elements from the past to create “emotional” architectures. Thus, by constructing new buildings and urban...

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