(AGENPARL) – PROVIDENCE (RHODE ISLAND), mer 12 maggio 2021

Join the John Hay Library and the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World or a virtual symposium, taking place over two sessions on June 14 and 15, 2021. Professor Holly Shaffer of Brown’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture will moderate. 

A John Hay Library/Center for the Study of the Early Modern World fellowship project, this symposium convenes to bring forward new or under-explored theories of performance in the study of the global early modern, with a focus on performance in relation to the objects of historical analysis. These objects may be archival materials, the individuals or collectivities that produced these materials, or conceptual and abstract knowledge-objects.


  • Claire M. L. Bourne (Penn State)
  • Frans-Willem Korsten (Leiden University) 
  • Matthew Melvin-Koushki (University of South Carolina) 
  • Anthony Ossa-Richardson (UCL) 
  • Kishwar Rizvi (Yale University)

Questions addressed by the symposium participants include:

  • How can performance, as a theoretical rubric, illuminate the interaction within and among such categories of object, as well as between object and subject — both historical subjects and historian subjects?
  • How do objects represent, enact, or mediate performance? In what ways can one object surrogate or perform as another?
  • How do objects circulate performances across distances of space and time?

Papers by invited scholars will be published online in advance. Each of the two symposium sessions will be divided between discussion of the papers and presentations by participants on relevant objects digitized from the John Hay Library’s collections.

Fonte/Source: https://blogs.brown.edu/libnews/performing-objects/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=performing-objects