Workshop: Staging “italianità” between Race, Science and the Arts. Organized by Dr. Beatrice Falcucci

The workshop “Staging italianità between Race, Science, and the Arts. Museum, Exhibitions, Festivals and the Making of Identities in Italy… Read more

Public Lecture: Museums as Archives. Cultural Emergence, Disappearance, and Reemergence through Museum Collections

Recent academic and societal debates on the role of museums have emphasized the work of collections and exhibitions in creating and enforcing enduring notions of local, national, or more recently ‘global’ identities. In fact, since at least the 1960s, the political critique of (governmental) institutions has developed side-by-side with waves of academic research focusing on...

Date: 26 September 2023

Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Public Lecture: ‘Taking it like candy’: Medicinal Chocolate and the Society of Jesus

By the seventeenth-century, chocolate – most widely consumed in beverage form – was the drink de jour for many and its curative powers were being heralded by doctors and laymen alike in treatises and chronicles. My paper, “Taking it like candy,” examines the proliferation of the medicinal use of chocolate and how it provoked great anxiety...

Date: 11 October 2023

Time: 17:00

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