Conferences and Lectures

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

Conference: Luxury and the Ethics of Greed in the Early Modern World (25-26 Sept.)

Conference: Luxury and the Ethics of Greed in the Early Modern World (25-26 Sept.)

August 26, 2014

This conference aims to unravel the complex interaction of the competing paradigms of luxury and greed, which lie at the origins of modern consumption practices. In the western world, the phenomenon of luxury and the ethical dilemmas it raised appeared, for the first time since antiquity, in Renaissance Italy.... Read more about Conference: Luxury and the Ethics of Greed in the Early Modern World (25-26 Sept.)

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