Ephemerality and Durability in Early-Modern Visual and Material Culture

Ephemerality and Durability in Early-Modern Visual and Material Culture

Colloquia at CRASSH, University of Cambridge (24-25 May 2013) and the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, Huntington Library, San Marino, California (27-28 September 2013).

A summary of the main themes of these colloquia can be found here

The program of the Cambridge colloquium can be found here

I will be speaking about the bird of paradise as an early modern ‘thing’, and the role of illustrations, paintings in particular, in the history of  its rise to fame and later decline as a natural wonder.

About Jose Ramon Marcaida

I’m a historian of science interested in the history of early modern Iberian science and its connection with Renaissance and Baroque visual culture. More generally, I’m interested in the relation between texts, images and things across the Humanities.
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