Conferences

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

2016 Jun 09

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

Location: 

Gould Hall
(All day)

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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

2014 Sep 25

Luxury and the Ethics of Greed in the Early Modern World

Location: 

Villa I Tatti, Florence
(All day)

A Joint Villa I Tatti - European University Institute event

Organized by Catherine Kovesi

This two-day conference aims to unravel the complex interaction of competing paradigms at the origins of modern consumption practices, and explore how those paradigms evolved as they continued to inform global cultures to the present day. Excessive consumption and the ethics of greed are burning...

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2014 Jun 12

Practicing Public Health: Europe 1300-1700

Location: 

Location in Florence, to be announced
(All day)

A Conference organized by John Henderson and G. Geltner
Sponsored by the Medici Archive Project & Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies
For Call to papers, click here; deadline 15 February

Against tenacious misconceptions, pre-modern cities in and beyond Italy are finally beginning to shed their reputation as demographic black holes. The revised view of earlier cities’ relative salubriousness, however, is...

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