Conferences

2019 Dec 09

Common Children and the Common Good: Locating Foundlings in the Early Modern World (Dai bambini “comuni” al bene comune: i trovatelli nella prima età moderna)

Location: 

I Tatti / Istituto degli Innocenti
(All day)

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The 600th anniversary of the inauguration of the Ospedale degli Innocenti in Florence provides an opportunity to re-examine the contexts for foundling care both within and beyond this pioneering institution. ... Read more about Common Children and the Common Good: Locating Foundlings in the Early Modern World (Dai bambini “comuni” al bene comune: i trovatelli nella prima età moderna)

2018 Jun 14

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

Location: 

Gould Hall, Villa I Tatti
(All day)

Between 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

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