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20-21 juin 2011, Florence : Courts and Luxury in the Early Modern World

Lieu : European University Institute, Department of History and Civilization, Villa Schifanoia, Florence

Organisateurs : The European University Institute, The Warwick Global History and Culture Centre, Monash University, Europe of the Courts

Monday 20 June 2011

10.00-10.15 Introduction

10.15-12.15 Session 1. Production for the Courts.
Chair : Giorgio Riello (University of Warwick)

10.15-11.00 Anne Gerritsen (Warwick University), ‘The Material Culture of the Yuan Court’
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-12.15 Guido Guerzoni (Bocconi University, Milan), ‘Make or Buy ? The economic Impact of Este Manufactures in the Sixteenth Century’

12.15-13.45 Lunch

13.45-18.00 Session 2. Gifts and Embassies
Chair : Luca Molà (European University Institute)

13.45-14.30 Adam Clulow (Monash University), ‘Gifts for the Shogun : The Dutch East India Company, Global Networks and Tokugawa Japan’
14.30-15.15 Sarah Bercusson (York St John University) ‘Gift-giving and the Female Consort : The Creation of Courtly Networks’
15.15-16.00 Susie Protschky (Monash University), ‘Maintaining the Lustre of the Golden Age : Tales for Tourists in Dutch and Danish Museum. Collections of Courtly and Colonial Gifts’
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break
16.30-17.15 Stephen McDowall (Warwick University), ‘Commodore Anson’s (1697-1762) Cantonese Porcelain and Two Competing Histories of a Diplomatic Exchange of 1743’
17.15-18.00 Margot Finn (Warwick University), ‘Rejecting the Princely Gift : Public and Private in East India Company Exchange’

Tuesday 21 June 2011

9.30-13.00. Session 3. The Material Culture of the Court
Chair : Giulia Calvi (European University Institute)

9.30-10.15 Isabelle Paresys (Université de Lille), ‘Luxury Dress at Court in Early Modern France’
10.15-11.00 Susan Strong (Victoria and Albert Museum), ‘New Year at the Mughal Court’

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-12.15 Hannah Greig (University of York), ‘Faction and Fashion : The Sartorial Politics of Court Dress in Eighteenth-Century England’

12.15-13.45 Lunch

13.45-16.45. Session 4. Collecting and Exotica
Chair : Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli (University of Bologna)

13.45-14.30 Leah R. Clark (Alfred University), ‘Pawning and Exchange in the Italian Courts : The Circulation and Replication of Gems and Jewels in the Quattrocento’
14.30-15.15 Raffaella Morselli (University of Teramo), ‘Ferdinando Gonzaga and his Museum : Trade and Collections of Exotic Objects in Mantua in the Seventeenth Century’

15.15-15.45 Coffee Break

15.45-17.00 Final Roundtable followed by drinks and dinner