Cultural Histories of the Material World (workshop)
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
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.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Coffee and Pastries
Welcome and Introductions
Early Modern Texts and Cultural Practices (Part 1: Embroidery)
Early Modern Texts and Cultural Practices (Part 2: Natural History, Food Knowledge)
Lunch, including small group discussion
- (Foulke Conference Room)
Circulation, Reception, Afterlives
Tea (Folger Tea Room)
Fashion, Through Time, and On the Stage and Off
Tatiana String (Associate Professor of Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)