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Souvenirs, Keepsakes and Tokens

Material and Visual Expressions of Personal Memories

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17 May 2022

11:00 - 17:00 CEST



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The researcher-led Visual and Material History Working Group of the Department of History and Civilisation at the European University Institute in Florence is hosting a two-day hybrid conference on the material and visual expressions of individual memories. This event is the third conference in visual and material culture studies.

The second day of the conference is held entirely online and welcomes Dr Emma Gleadhill, a social and cultural historian based in Sydney, to discuss her first academic monograph to be published with Manchester University Press in April 2022, Taking travel home: the souvenir culture of British women tourists, 1750-1830. The book provides a new cultural history of the travel souvenir. It uncovers how eighteenth-century British women enlisted the objects they collected during their travels to realise their ambitions in the arenas of connoisseurship, science and friendship. It argues for the souvenir as a significant site of contestation over the legitimacy of the male and female experience of travel.

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