Conferences

2018 Jun 14

Embattled and Conquered? The History of the Nighttime in the Early Modern World

(All day)

Location: 

Gould Hall, Villa I Tatti

jjBetween the 16th and the 19th century, a new awareness and new uses of the nighttime slowly but unmistakably spread through different parts of the world, whereby new regimes of temporality redefined the spheres of work and leisure, of activity and repose. Social life, as well as labor and entertainment, spilled over into the night hours, inviting the use of psychotropic substances such as coffee and tea and a sense of the manipulability of the architecture of night and day.... Read more about Embattled and Conquered? The History of the Nighttime in the Early Modern World

2017 Oct 18

Ariosto and the Arabs: Contexts of the Orlando Furioso. An International Conference

(All day)

Location: 

Gould Hall

jjAmong the most complex and engaging artefacts of early modern Italian culture, Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando furioso was first published in 1516 and twice revised before its definitive edition in 1532. It emerged from a world that was rapidly expanding on a number of fronts while simultaneously subject to a disastrous breakdown of political, social, and religious certainties.... Read more about Ariosto and the Arabs: Contexts of the Orlando Furioso. An International Conference

2016 Jun 09

Conference: Gold: The Universal Equivalent of Global Dreams, Desires, Arts and Values in Early Modern History

(All day)

Location: 

Gould Hall

 

This conference brings together scholars from different disciplines to analyze the economic and artistic values of gold and their place in the interconnected world of Early Modern European, African, Asia and American cultures.... Read more about Conference: Gold: The Universal Equivalent of Global Dreams, Desires, Arts and Values in Early Modern History

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