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'''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.  
 
'''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 it the Folger collections, [including this 1615 embroidered binding, from the Robert S. Pirie collection.  
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The workshop participants examined multiple holdings in the Folger collections, including the 1615 embroidered binding depicted here from the [[Robert S Pirie collection and auction|Robert S. Pirie collection]].  
  
 
'''Organizers''': '''[[Andrew Morrall]]''' and '''[[Deborah Krohn]]''' of the Bard Graduate Center, and '''[[Kathleen Lynch]]''' and '''[[user: OwenWilliams|Owen Williams]]''' of the Folger Institute.  
 
'''Organizers''': '''[[Andrew Morrall]]''' and '''[[Deborah Krohn]]''' of the Bard Graduate Center, and '''[[Kathleen Lynch]]''' and '''[[user: OwenWilliams|Owen Williams]]''' of the Folger Institute.  
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==== '''Welcome and Introductions''' ====
 
==== '''Welcome and Introductions''' ====
 
'''[[user: OwenWilliams|Owen Williams]]''' (Folger Institute) and '''[[Kathleen Lynch]]''' (Folger Institute)  
 
'''[[user: OwenWilliams|Owen Williams]]''' (Folger Institute) and '''[[Kathleen Lynch]]''' (Folger Institute)  
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Speakers: '''[[Anna Bertolet]]''' (Auburn); '''[[Andrew Morrall]]''' (Bard)  
 
Speakers: '''[[Anna Bertolet]]''' (Auburn); '''[[Andrew Morrall]]''' (Bard)  
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For this session, '''Georgianna Ziegler''' curated a collection of [http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/view/group/2743;JSESSIONID=0d6898c2-f535-4638-b579-7f37e1ae8fe5?pgs=50&res=0 embroidered bindings] from the Folger.
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Other display items included:
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=344149 Embroidered binding, English]
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=341857 The Whole booke of Psalmes collected into English meeter]
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=341859 The whole booke of Psalmes]
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*[http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Word_%26_Image:_The_Trevelyon_Miscellany_of_1608 A facsimile of the Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608]
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=79264 Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies]]
  
  
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Speakers:  '''[[Stella Beddoe]]''' (Retired Senior Keeper of Decorative Art, Brighton Royal Pavilion & Museums);
 
Speakers:  '''[[Stella Beddoe]]''' (Retired Senior Keeper of Decorative Art, Brighton Royal Pavilion & Museums);
 
'''[[Claire Farago]]''' (University of Colorado Boulder)  
 
'''[[Claire Farago]]''' (University of Colorado Boulder)  
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Display items included:
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=127737 Delftware tile (Liverpool) : Mrs Yates as Jane Shore]
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=128400 Sheet music Title page: 'Buy Image']
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=127641 Derby porcelain figure: David Garrick as Richard III]
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=127764 Worcester porcelain figure: John Liston as Paul Pry]
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=127670 2 x Bow porcelain figures: Kitty Clive and Henry Woodward]
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=127791 Derby porcelain figure: Mme Vestris as the Broom Girl]
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=127646 Small circular porcelain box: William Henry West Betty]
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=176101 A treatise of painting, by Leonardo da Vinci]
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=219648 Prodromus coptus sive Aegyptiacus]
  
  
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[[Tatiana String|'''Tatiana String''']] (Associate Professor of Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)  
 
[[Tatiana String|'''Tatiana String''']] (Associate Professor of Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)  
  
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Display items included:
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* [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=267001 Geometria y traça para el oficio de los sastres]
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* [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=107147 Tailor’s pattern book, 1589]
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* [http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/045inv As you like it, set of engravings of costumes for the characters in the play]
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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]
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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]
  
 
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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 the 1615 embroidered binding depicted here 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)


For this session, Georgianna Ziegler curated a collection of embroidered bindings from the Folger.


Other display items included:


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)

Display items included:


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)

Display items included:

5:00

Reformulated Questions

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


5:30

Closing Reception