7 January: History and Material Culture
- Leora Auslander, ‘Beyond words’, American Historical Review 110/4 (2006), pp. 1015-44.
- Craig Clunas, ‘Modernity Global and Local: Consumption and the Rise of the West’, American Historical Review, 104/5 (1999), pp. 1497-1511.
- Paula Findlen, ‘Early Modern Things: Objects in Motion, 1500-1800’, in Paula Findlen, ed., Early Modern Things: Objects and Their Histories, 1500-1800 (London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 1-28.
- Frank Trentmann, ‘Material Histories of the World: Scales and Dynamics’, in John H. Arnold, Matthew Hilton, and Jan Rüger, eds., History after Hobsbawm: Writing the Past for the Twenty-First Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), pp. 200-222.
14 January: Global Visual and Material Culture
- Marta Ajmar-Wollheim and Luca Molà, ‘The Global Renaissance: Cross-cultural Objects in the Early Modern Period’ and Dana Leibsohn, ‘Response’, in Glenn Adamson, Giorgio Riello and Sarah Teasley, eds., Global Design History (New York: Routledge, 2011), pp. 11-24.
- Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann and Michael North, ‘Introduction’, and Mia M. Mochizuki, ‘The Movable Center: The Netherlandish Map of Japan’, both in Michael North, ed., Artistic and Cultural Exchanges between Europe and Asia, 1400-1900 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010), pp. 1-8 and 109-133.
- Carolyn Dean and Dana Leibsohn, ‘Hybridity and its Discontents: Considering Visual Culture in Colonial Spanish America,’ Colonial Latin American Review, 12/1 (2003), pp. 5-35.
- David Porter, ‘Monstrous Beauty: Eighteenth-Century Fashion and the Aesthetics of the Chinese Taste’, Eighteenth-Century Studies, 35/3 (2002), pp. 395-411.
17 January: Material Culture, Trade and Commodities
Please note that this session will be on a Friday (10:00-12:00). It will be accompanied by a Museum visit
with Anne Gerritsen (Warwick University)
Presentations by Maria Adank and Guido Cioni
- Maxine Berg, ‘In Pursuit of Luxury: Global Origins of British Consumer Goods’, Past and Present, 182 (2004), pp. 85-142.
- Anne Gerritsen, “Fragments of a Global Past: Ceramics Manufacture in Song-Yuan-Ming Jingdezhen,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 52 (2009), pp. 117-152.
- Kayoko Fujita, “Japan Indianized: The Material Culture of Imported Textiles in Japan, 1550-1850’, in Giorgio Riello and Prasannan Parthasarathi, eds., The Spinning World: A Global History of Cotton Textiles, 1200-1850 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 181-204
- Roberto Zaugg, ‘Le crachoir chinois du roi: merchandises globales, culture de cour et vodun dans les royaumes de Hueda et du Dahomey (XVIIe-XIXe siècles’, Annales HSS, 73/1 (2018), pp. 119-159
21 January: Cross-cultural Consumption
Presentations by Pablo Cañón García and Thomas Pritchard
- Dana Leibsohn, ‘Made in China, Made in Mexico’ in Pierce, Donna and Otsuka, Ronal (eds), At the Crossroads: The Arts of Spanish American and Early Global Trade, 1492-1850 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2012), pp.11-39.
- Anne E. McCants, ‘Porcelain for the Poor: The Material Culture of Tea and Coffee Consumption in Eighteenth-Century Amsterdam’, in Paula Findlen, ed., Early Modern Things: Objects and Their Histories, 1500-1800 (London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 316-341.
- Marcy Norton, “Tasting Empire: Chocolate and the European Internalization of Mesoamerican Aesthetics,” American Historical Review, 111/3 (2006), pp. 660-91.
- Jeremy Prestholdt, ‘On the Global Repercussions of East African Consumerism’, American Historical Review, 109/3 (2004), pp. 755–781.
28 January: Dressing Global Bodies
Presentations by Paul Barrett and Aina Palarea Marimon
- Rebecca Earle, ‘Race, Clothing and Identity: Sumptuary Laws in Colonial Spanish America’, in Giorgio Riello and Ulinka Rublack, eds., The Right to Dress: Sumptuary Laws in a Global Perspective, c. 1200-1850 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 325-345.
- Sarah Fee, ‘The King’s New Clothing: Re-dressing the Body Politic in Madagascar, c.1815–1861’, in Beverly Lemire and Giorgio Riello, eds., Dressing Global Bodies: The Political Power of Dress in World History (London: Routledge, 2020), pp. 153-181
- Beverly Lemire, Global Trade and the Transformation of Consumer Cultures (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. 87-136 (Ch. 3. ‘Dressing World Peoples’)
- Eugenio Menegon, ‘“The habit that hides the monk”: Missionary Fashion Strategies in Late Imperial Chinese Society and Court Culture’, in Nadine Amsler, Andreea Badea, Bernard Heyberger, and Christian Windler, eds., Catholic Missionaries in Early Modern Asia: Patterns of Localization (New York: Routledge, 2020), pp. 30-49.
3 February: Session with MUDEC - Museo delle Culture (Sala dei Levrieri 14:30 - 16:30)
- Carolina Orsini and Anna Antonini, "Object of Encounter", in MUDEC-Museo delle Culture, Catalogue of Works and Exhibit Guide, pp. 10-31
4 February: Material Culture and the Museum
This session will be accompanied by a talk and Museum visit
- Glenn Adamson, ‘The Case of the Missing Footstool: Reading the Absent Object’, in Karen Harvey, ed., History and Material Culture (London: Routledge, 2nd ed. 2018), pp. 240-255.
- Lesley Miller, ‘Museums and the Making of Textile Histories: Past, Present, and Future’, Perspective: actualité en histoire de l’art, 1 (2016), pp. 43-60
- Jules D. Prown, ‘Mind in Matter: an introduction to material culture theory and method’, Winterthur Portfolio 17/1 (1982), pp. 1-19.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich et at., Tangible Things: Making History Through Things (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 21-70 (ch. 1. ‘Things in Place’).
- Caterina Chiarelli, "La moda in mostra: il ruolo del museo della moda" in Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli, Giorgio Riello, Elisa Tosi Brandi, eds., Moda. Storia e Storie (Bruno Mondadori), ch. 20
11 February: Materiality and the Making of Things
Presentations by Matteo Calcagni and Giorgio Ennas
- Anna Grasskamp, ‘Branches and Bones: The Tranformative Matter of Coral in Ming Dynasty China’, in Michael Bycroft and Sven Dupré, eds. Gems in the Early Modern World: Materials, Knowledge and Global Trade, 1450-1800 (Palgrave, 2019), pp. 119-147.
- Tim Ingold, ‘Toward an Ecology of Materials’, Annual Review of Anthropology, 41 (2012), pp. 427-442.
- Pamela Smith, ‘Itineraries of materials and knowledge in the early modern world’, in Anne Gerritsen and Giorgio Riello, eds., The Global Lives of Things: The Material Culture of Connections in the Early Modern World (London: Routledge, 2015), pp. 31-61.
- Molly A. Warsh, American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018), pp. 31-77 (Ch. 1: ‘Peals and a Political Ecology of Empire, 1498-1541’)
- See also The Making and Knowing Project: https://www.makingandknowing.org/
18 February: Gifting, Power and Politics
Presentations by Matthias Ebejer and Daniel Litwin
- Margot Finn, ‘Material Turns in British History: 2. Corruption: Imperial Power, Princely Politics and Gifts Gone Rogue’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 29 (2019), pp. 1-25.
- Meredith Martin, ‘Mirror Reflections: Louis XIV, Phra Narai, and the Material Culture of Kingship’, Art History, 4/3 (2015), pp. 653-667.
- Harriet Rudolph, ‘Entangled Objects and Hybrid Practices? Material Culture as a New Approach to the History of Diplomacy’, European History Yearbook, issue on Material Culture in Modern Diplomacy from the 15th to the 20th Century, 17 (2016), pp. 1-28.
- Susan Broomhall, ‘Dishes, Coins and Pipes: The epistemological and emotional power of VOC material culture in Australia, in Anne Gerritsen and Giorgio Riello, eds, The Global Lives of Things: The Material Culture of Connections in the Early Modern World (London: Routledge, 2015), pp. 145-160.
25 February: Collecting and Knowledge
Presentations by Pablo Cañón García and Ana Struillou
- Jean Baudrillard, The System of Objects (New York: Verso, 1996), pp. 85-105 (Ch. BI. ‘A Marginal System: Collecting’)
- Bujok Elke, ‘Ethnographica in early modern Kunstkammern and their Perception’, Journal of the History of Collections, 21/1 (2009), pp. 17-32.
- Neil Safier, ‘Masked Observers and Mark Collectors: Entangled Visions from the Eighteenth-Century Amazon’, Colonial Latin American Review, 26/1 (2017), pp. 104-130
- Nicholas Thomas, ‘Licensed Curiosity: Cook’s Pacific Voyages’, in John Elsner and Roger Cardinal, eds., The Cultures of Collecting (London: Reaktion Books, 1994), pp. 116-136
10 March: Research Presentations
- Arjun Appadurai, ed., The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986).
- Lorraine Daston, Things that Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science (New York: Zone, 2004).
- Anne Gerritsen and Giorgio Riello, eds., Writing Material Culture History (London: Bloomsbury, 2014).
- Anne Gerritsen and Giorgio Riello, eds, The Global Lives of Things: The Material Culture of Connections in the Early Modern World (London: Routledge, 2015).
- Paula Findlen, ed., Early Modern Things: Objects and Their Histories, 1500-1800 (London: Routledge, 2013).
- Leonie Hannah and Sarah Longair, History Through Material Culture (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017).
- Karen Harvey, ed., History and Material Culture (London: Routledge, 2nd ed. 2018).
- Daniel Hicks and Mary C. Beaudry, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).
- Ludmilla Jordanova, The Look of the Past (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012)
- Pamela H. Smith and Paula Findlen, ‘Commerce and Representation of Nature in Art and Science’, in Pamela H. Smith and Paula Findlen, eds., Merchants and Marvels: Commerce, Science, and Art in Early Modern Europe (London and New York: Routledge, 2002), pp. 1-25.
- Claudia Swan, ‘Making Sense of Medical Collections in Early Modern Holland: The Uses of Wonder’, in Pamela H. Smith and Benjamin Schmidt, eds., Making Knowledge in Early Modern Europe: Practices, Objects, and Texts, 1400-1800 (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2007), pp. 199-213.
- Stefan Hanß, 'Material Encounters: Knotting Cultures in Early Modern Peru and Spain', Historical Journal, 62/3 (2019), pp. 1–33.
- Coll Thrush, Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016), pp. 139-168 (Ch 5. Manner: Navigating Ritual in Maori and Kanaka Maoli London, 1806–1866’)