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13-14 janvier 2012, Lisbonne et Sintra : Inventories and Courtly Spaces

Location : Lisbon (Fundação Gulbenkian) & Sintra (Palácio Nacional), Portugal

Convenors : Nuno Senos and Jessica Hallett


Thursday, 12 January
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon


David STARKEY (London School of Economics, UK) : Inventories : Material culture or personal possessions ? Some lessons of the Henry VIII inventory project

Friday, 13 January
Palácio Nacional de Sintra

10.30 Registration and Welcome


Krista DE JONGE (University of Leuven, Belgium) : The residence of Charles II of Croÿ, duke of Aerschot and grandee of Spain, in the inventories (c. 1600). Approach, interpretation, implications

Bernardo J. GARCÍA GARCÍA (Universidad Complutense de Madrid & Fundación Carlos de Amberes, Spain) : Crossing borders. Inventories and passports for the study of court residences at the Hispanic Monarchy (1575-1700)

Maurice HOWARD (University of Essex & Society of Antiquaries of London, UK) : A royal apartment and its uses

13.00 Lunch break

14.30 SESSION I (continued)

Jessica HALLET and Nuno SENOS (CHAM Universidade Nova de Lisboa & Universidade dos Açores, Portugal) : The inventory of the Duke of Bragança and the Palace at Vila Viçosa, c.1563

Annemarie JORDAN GSCHWEND (CHAM Universidade Nova de Lisboa & Universidade dos Açores, Portugal) : Catherine and Juana of Austria : Defining feminine royal spaces and contexts of display in Portugal and Spain

Dagmar EICHBERGER (Universität Heidelberg & Universität Trier, Germany) : The challenge of reconstructing the living quarters of Archduchess Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (1480-1530), in her former residence in Mechelen

16.00 Coffee break

16.30 SESSION I (continued)

Markus JEITLER (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Austria) : The inventories of Schloss Trautmannsdorf an der Leitha (Lower Austria) between 1564 and 1697 - changes and comparisons

Pieter MARTENS (University of Leuven, Belgium) : The inventory of the Chateau of Peter Ernst, Count of Mansfeld, at Clausen near Luxemburg (1604)

Jiri KUBES (Univerzita Pardubice, Czech Republic) : On inventories of main halls and dining rooms in the residences of Bohemian and Moravian higher nobility (1600-1750)

Saturday, 14 January
Palácio Nacional de Sintra

10.00 SESSION I (continued)

Konrad OTTENHEYM (Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands) : Mapping the inventory : The role of curtains and windows for the identification of spaces

Birgitte BØGGILD JOHANNSEN (National Museum of Denmark, Denmark) : Between mobilia and imobilia ? Tracking tapestries and their ceremonial reuse in Danish court inventories during the 16th and 17th centuries

Giuseppe BERTINI (Deputazione di Storia Patria per le Province Parmensi, Italy) : Baldachins in Farnese inventories and their use in court life

11.30 Coffee break


Alice PARRI and Laura BENASSI (Scuola Normal Superiore Pisa, Italy) : The Medici’s villa ‘Ambrogiana’ : A building rediscovered through its inventories

Alexandre PAIS (Museu Nacional do Azulejo & CHAM, Universidade Nova de Lisboa & Universidade dos Açores, Portugal) : Puzzles : 16th-century tiles for the Palace of D. Teodósio de Bragança

Joana TORRES (CHAM, Universidade Nova de Lisboa & Universidade dos Açores, Portugal) : Finding a kitchen in a palace : Vila Viçosa, c. 1563

13.00 Lunch break

14.30 SESSION II (continued)

Tülay ARTAN (Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey) : Reconstruction of the Defterdarburnu Palace on the Bosphorus, Istanbul : Building inventories, architecture and space

Nicolas COURTIN (Ville de Paris, Département Histoire de l’Architecture et Archéologie, France) : Inventories and 17th-century parisian mansions

Teresa VALE (Instituto de História da Arte, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) : The Portuguese embassy’s palaces in Rome : an approach to the inventories of 1740 and 1750

Trudie Rosa DE CARVALHO-ROOS (Paleis Het Loo Nationaal Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) : A reconstruction of the courtly interiors and life of the Dutch court at Het Binnenhof in The Hague, based on an inventory of 1796

16.00 Coffee break


Fernando CHECA (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) : Artistic inventories and descriptions of palaces : The case of Felipe II in the Monasterio de El Escorial

Programme et présentation