Conference | Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on February 10, 2013

Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, 10-11 May 2013

Mounted Vase

Mounted Vase, Chinese porcelain ca. 1662–1722, French mounts, ca. 1745–49. J. Paul Getty Museum (79.DI.121.1)

The Getty Research Institute and the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute are co-sponsoring a two-day conference, “Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World,” on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California.

An international group of scholars will examine the circulation of objects across regions and cultures in the early modern period (1500-1800), addressing the ways in which mobility led to new meanings, uses, and interpretations. Break-out sessions will invite the audience to consider these questions as we examine objects from the Getty’s collections. A closing roundtable will provide an opportunity to discuss the methodological and theoretical potential of this line of inquiry for the study and teaching of art history. The symposium is organized by Daniela Bleichmar (University of Southern California), Meredith Martin (Wellesley College), and Joanne Pillsbury (Getty Research Institute).

Vallard Atlas (detail), 1547. Courtesy of the Huntington Library (HM29.f12)

Vallard Atlas (detail), 1547. Courtesy of the Huntington Library (HM29.f12)

Admission to this event is free. Reservations are required and can be made online when the website goes live in early March. Graduate students writing dissertations on related subjects can apply for a limited number of travel grants to defray the cost of travel to the conference. To request an application, email emsi@usc.edu. Applications will be due March 1, 2013.

The flyer (as a PDF) is available here»

Note (added 6 March) — Confirmed speakers include:

Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Queen’s University, Ontario
Daniela Bleichmar, University of Southern California
Zirwat Chowdhury, University of California, Los Angeles
Chanchal Dadlani, Wake Forest University
Jessica Keating, University of Southern California
Dana Leibsohn, Smith College
Meredith Martin, Wellesley College
Sandy Prita Meier, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Avinoam Shalem, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich
Mary Sheriff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Claudia Swan, Northwestern University
Nancy Um, Binghamton University
Gerhard Wolf, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence

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