Ephemerality and Durability in Early Modern Visual and Material Culture

Saturday, September 28, 2013

9:00am Coffee

9:00am Graduate Student Workshop

Moderator: Alexander Marr, University of Cambridge

Michelle Wallis, University of Cambridge
"Papering Over the Past – Ephemeral Print and the Early Modern History of Medicine, 1660-1720"
Respondent:  Penelope Geng, University of Southern California

Katy Barrett, University of Cambridge
"Bursting the Bubble: John Harrison’s longitude timekeepers between ephemerality and durability"
Respondent: Keith Pluymers, University of Southern California

Sophie Waring, University of Cambridge
"In pursuit of the ephemeral and durable: weights, measures and the figure of the earth"
Respondent: Nicholas Glisserman, University of Southern California

Lavinia Maddaluno, University of Cambridge
"Durable machines and ephemeral powers: politics and scientific practices of a late eighteenth-century Milanese mathematician"
Respondent: Jeremy Glatstein, University of Southern California

Suzanna Ivanic, University of Cambridge
"Meanings of Matter: Objects in the Kunstkammer of Rudolf II of Prague (1583-1612)"
Respondent: Lauren Dodds, University of Southern California

12:15 Lunch in DML 241

1:00pm Panel IV
Moderator: Jessica Keating, University of Southern California
Richard Serjeantson, University of Cambridge
"Investigating the Ephemeral in Seventeenth-Century Natural Philosophy"
J.K. Barret, University of Texas, Austin
"Imminent Futures: Ephemeral Legacy and Durable Form in Late Shakespeare"

2:30pm Panel V
Moderator: Sherry Velasco, University of Southern California
José Ramón Marcaida, University of Cambridge
"Don Juan de Espina and his chair:
Material culture and ephemerality in a 17th-century Spanish collection"
Emily Berquist, California State University, Long Beach
"Pictures without words, Objects without Bodies:
The Confounding “Codex” and Collections of Trujillo, Peru"

4:00pm Roundtable Discussion 
Jessica Keating, University of Southern California
Sean Roberts, University of Southern California
Alexander Marr, University of Cambridge
Peter Mancall, University of Southern California
Dale Kinney, Bryn Mawr

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