Collecting across Cultures in the Early Modern World
A conference organized by Malcolm Baker and Daniela Bleichmar, Art History Department, USC
Sponsored by the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute
May 10th-12th, 2007
Friend's Hall, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Thursday, May 10th, 7.30pm
Lisa Jardine, Centre for Editing Lives and Letters & Queen Mary, University of London
"The anomaly of Antwerp: Anglo-Dutch cultural exchange in the 1640s and 50s"
Friday, May 11th
9am: Coffee and pastries. Welcome.
9.30-11am: Session 1
Tom Cummins, Harvard University
"Cosas Extraordinarias: America and the Anticipation of the Royal Desires of Charles V and Philip II"
Janice Katz, Art Institute of Chicago
"Fools for Art: Two Daimyo as Collectors in Seventeenth-Century Japan"
11.30am-1pm: Session 2
Dana Leibsohn, Smith College
"From Manila to Mexico, From Parian to Parlor: Interpreting Spanish American Desires for Asian Objects"
Michael North, University of Greifswald, Germany
"Collecting Art in European Colonial Settlements in Asia (17th and 18th centuries)"
2.30-4pm: Session 3
Juan Pimentel, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
"Dead natures or still lives? Collecting, Art and Science in the Spanish Baroque Culture"
Anne Goldgar, King's College London
"The Domestication of the Exotic: Dutch Naturalia, Fashion, and Boredom"
4.30-6pm: Session 4
David J. Roxburgh, Harvard University
"'Doing European and Chinese' (farangi-saz va khata'i-saz): European and Chinese Idioms in the Collecting Cultures of Early Modern Iran"
Alden R. Gordon, Trinity College, Hartford
"The French Engravings of the 'Conquests of the Emperor Quianlong': the Role of Prints in the Amplification of Collecting across Cultures"
Saturday, May 12th
9am: Coffee and pastries.
9.30-11am: Session 5
Carina Johnson, Pitzer College
"Aztec Regalia and the Reformation of Display"
Sarah Benson, Cornell University
"European Wonders at the Court of Siam"
11.30am-1pm: Session 6
Robert Batchelor, Georgia Southern University
"The Banten Roadshow: Exchange and Collecting Across Cultures in Seventeenth-Century Java"
Pascal Riviale, Musée d'Orsay and CNRS, Paris
"Europe rediscovers Latin America: Collecting Artefacts and Views in the first Decades of the 19th Century"
2.30-4.30pm: Session 7
Stacey Sloboda, Southern Illinois University
"Displaying Materials: Porcelain in the Duchess of Portland's Museum"
James Alsop, McMaster University
"Class, Collection, and Consumption: English Seafarers as
Natasha Eaton, University College, London
"Mimetic Rivalries: Networks of Iconophobia, iconoclasm and collecting in Europe and south Asia, 1760-1840"
5-6pm: Roundtable discussion
The conference is free and open to the public.
PLEASE NOTE: Lunch will be provided to all attendants who RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 05 May, 2007.
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