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Natural and Material Cultures

Add to calendar 2021-05-28 18:00 2021-05-28 20:00 Europe/Rome Natural and Material Cultures on ZOOM YYYY-MM-DD


28 May 2021

18:00 - 20:00 CEST



Organised by

Department of History

In the framework of the Workshop Series “Carletti’s World: An Early Modern Global Voyage."

Speakers will bring their own knowledge and expertise to bear on the shaping of a conversation on different aspects of early modern global history, placing Carletti’s My Voyage Around the World at the centre. At each meeting three 10 min. informal presentations will be followed by an open discussion among participants.

Carletti had a keen eye for material things, most especially commodities and food. His text describes pineapples and coconuts, porcelain and silver. What was his view of the natural and material world that he encountered? What was his experience of flora, fauna and other materials absent in Europe? How did his material concerns shape his view of the world? 

This workshop features presentations by Rebecca Earle (University of Warwick); Paula Findlen (Stanford University); and Dana Leibsohn (Smith College). 

Please register in order to receive the ZOOM link.


Francesca Parenti


Giorgio Riello (EUI - HEC)

Paula Findlen (Stanford University)

Luca Molà (EUI and University of Warwick)

Brian Brege (Syracuse University)


Paula Findlen (Stanford University)

Prof. Rebecca Earle (Warwick University)

Dana Leibsohn (Smith College)

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