Pre- or postdoc fellowships: “Objects in the Contact Zone – The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things” (Florence)

Florence, Italy
Application deadline: Aug 15, 2014


The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institut is pleased to place a call for applications to pursue studies in Art History within the independent Max Planck Research Group (MPRG) “Objects in the Contact Zone – The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things”, directed by Eva-Maria Troelenberg.

– 1-2 pre- or postdoc fellowships for up to 6 months, beginning approximately 1 October 2014
– 1 student assistant position (BA or MA level, 80h/month) for October -December 2014

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Publication : “Turquerie. An Eighteenth-Century European Fantasy”

By Haydn Williams

TH_Turquerie_A5.inddAt the end of the 17th century, the long-standing fear of the Turk in Europe was gradually replaced by fascination. Travellers’ accounts of the Ottoman lands, translations of works such as One Thousand and One Nights, and the magnificent spectacle of Ottoman ambassadors and their retinues were among the catalysts that inspired the creation of a European fantasy of this world. In this new book, Haydn Williams shows how turquerie manifested itself in the arts across Europe. Its most intense and long-lasting expression was in France, but its reach was broad: from a mosque folly in Kew Continuer la lecture

Conférence : “Objets frontières/Boundary-Objects” (Marseille)

Par Sabine du Crest

Jeudi 26 juin 2014


À l’occasion du colloque “Civilisation(s) : Méditerranée et au-delà” organisé au MUCEM à Marseille du 26 au 28 juin 2014, Sabine du Crest donnera une communication intitulée : “Objets frontières” le jeudi 26 juin 2014 de 16h30 – 16h50, dans la section “Références et Identités” du colloque.

Au début du XVIIe siècle, sur les rives de la mer Méditerranée, sont apparus des objets résultant de contacts avec des matériaux, des techniques, des formes, ou même d’autres objets d’Inde orientale et occidentale : ainsi d’une aiguière Gujarat ornée par un orfèvre napolitain ou bien d’une reliure romano-indienne conservée à la Bibliothèque Barberini.

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