Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization

Friday, April 28, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Royce Hall Conf/Seminar - - Humanities Conf Room 314

CMRS Conference

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
(310) 825-1880


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The early modern period (c. 1450-1750) witnessed a massive dislocation of people and artifacts as a result of migration, religious conflicts, expanding trade routes, missionary activities, slavery, and colonization. The confrontation between materiality and mobility that ensued gave rise to new, often unexpected, forms of creativity.

Focusing on art — on making and engaging with it, on performance and self-representation – this conference foregrounds the critical creative and imaginative processes involved in making worlds.

Organized by Bronwen Wilson (Department of Art History, UCLA) and Angela Vanhaelen (Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University), as part of the Making Worlds research project, this conference shifts the focus from regional considerations and area studies to explore how visual and material forms emerged across and between worlds, broadly construed, and ways in which imagining, digesting, and translating worlds have been central to their making and remaking.

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