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[[http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/oo23y2 Charles Kean's scrap book]]
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[[http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/q9z380 Costume for Julia Marlowe]]
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[http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/mffl17 Two costume sketches: (1) Merchant of Venice, Portia's clock in the casket scene ; (2) Much ado about nothing, Beatrice in the last scene]
[[http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/g10f7j Edwin Booth Costume for Iago]]
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[http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/vcqe63 Costume designs for the Viola Allen production of Winter's tale at the Knickerbocker Theatre]
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[http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/oo23y2 Charles Kean's scrap book]
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[http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/q9z380 Costume for Julia Marlowe]
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[http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/g10f7j Edwin Booth Costume for Iago]
  
  

Revision as of 15:06, 18 July 2016

Cultural Histories of the Material World: Early Modern Books and Objects

A Workshop in partnership with the Bard Graduate Center and the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Board Room


Adam and eve embroidered book cover.jpeg

Description: In collaboration with the Bard Graduate Center, the Folger Institute will host a day-long workshop on early modern material studies. Topics to be discussed may include books-as-artifacts, relations of texts and practices as exemplified by food knowledge, collecting practices and institutions, craft and design, and natural historical objects. The different perspectives on material culture of the anthropologist, art historian, archaeologist, literary critic, and historian will be highlighted.

The workshop participants examined multiple holdings in the Folger collections, including this 1615 embroidered binding, from the Robert S. Pirie collection.

Organizers: Andrew Morrall and Deborah Krohn of the Bard Graduate Center, and Kathleen Lynch and Owen Williams of the Folger Institute.


Thursday, April 21, 2016


9:00

Coffee and Pastries


9:30

Welcome and Introductions

Owen Williams (Folger Institute) and Kathleen Lynch (Folger Institute)


9:45

Early Modern Texts and Cultural Practices (Part 1: Embroidery)

Speakers: Anna Bertolet (Auburn); Andrew Morrall (Bard)


11:00

Break


11:30

Early Modern Texts and Cultural Practices (Part 2: Natural History, Food Knowledge)

Speakers: Deborah Krohn (Bard); Caroline Duroselle-Melish (Folger)


12:45

Lunch, including small group discussion

(Foulke Conference Room)

2:00

Circulation, Reception, Afterlives

Speakers: Stella Beddoe (Retired Senior Keeper of Decorative Art, Brighton Royal Pavilion & Museums); Claire Farago (University of Colorado Boulder)


3:15

Tea (Folger Tea Room)


3:45

Fashion, Through Time, and On the Stage and Off

Speakers: Michele Majer (Bard); Amanda Wunder (History, Lehman College (CUNY); and Department of Art History, CUNY Graduate Center);

Tatiana String (Associate Professor of Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Items examined included: Geometria y traça para el oficio de los sastres

Tailor’s pattern book, 1589

As you like it, set of engravings of costumes for the characters in the play

Two costume sketches: (1) Merchant of Venice, Portia's clock in the casket scene ; (2) Much ado about nothing, Beatrice in the last scene

Costume designs for the Viola Allen production of Winter's tale at the Knickerbocker Theatre

Charles Kean's scrap book

Costume for Julia Marlowe

Edwin Booth Costume for Iago


5:00

Reformulated Questions

Speakers: Kathleen Lynch (Folger); Deborah Krohn (Bard); Andrew Morrall (Bard)


5:30

Closing Reception