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Circulation of people, objects and knowledge across South Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean (16th-19th centuries)

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  • Thu 11 May 2017 09.30 - 18.00
  • Fri 12 May 2017 10.00 - 17.30
  Add to Calendar 2017-05-11 9:30 2017-05-12 17:30 Europe/Paris Circulation of people, objects and knowledge across South Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean (16th-19th centuries)

Through the prism of objects and material culture, the workshop intends to highlight broad patterns of transregional circulation of people and goods crossing the borders of the Ottoman, Venetian, Russian and Habsburg Empires. The papers will present and discuss a wide variety of unpublished textual and visual sources related to luxury consumption, fashion and dress codes; diplomatic and political exchanges; dowry contracts and travel journals. New light is shed on networks of agents, merchants and diplomats negotiating the self-fashioning of local elites whose identities are shaped by linguistic, cultural and religious practices. The workshop aims at rethinking broader interpretive categories and challenges the concepts of "Ottomanization" and "Westernization", as well as linear processes of modernization and change.

Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Through the prism of objects and material culture, the workshop intends to highlight broad patterns of transregional circulation of people and goods crossing the borders of the Ottoman, Venetian, Russian and Habsburg Empires. The papers will present and discuss a wide variety of unpublished textual and visual sources related to luxury consumption, fashion and dress codes; diplomatic and political exchanges; dowry contracts and travel journals. New light is shed on networks of agents, merchants and diplomats negotiating the self-fashioning of local elites whose identities are shaped by linguistic, cultural and religious practices. The workshop aims at rethinking broader interpretive categories and challenges the concepts of "Ottomanization" and "Westernization", as well as linear processes of modernization and change.


Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Workshop

Organiser:
Prof. Luca Molà (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Costanta Vintila-Ghitulescu (New Europe College, Bucharest)

Contact:
Fabrizio Borchi (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

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