Annual Conference: Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World

USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute

A Two-Day Conference Cosponsored by the Getty Research Institute and the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute

Organized by Daniela Bleichmar (University of Southern California), Meredith Martin (Wellesley College), and Joanne Pillsbury (Getty Research Institute)

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 during an examination of 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.

Admission to this event is free. Reservations are required and can be made online. Please visit the Getty Calendar ( in February 2013 to secure your spot.

Graduate students writing dissertations on related subjects can apply for a limited number of grants to defray the cost of travel to the conference. To request an application, please email Applications will be due March 1, 2013.

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  • Department of Classics
  • University of Southern California
  • THH 256
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0352