The Rylands Lunchtime Seminar Series: Imaging and Imagining Early Modern Feather Fans
|Dates:||24 February 2022|
|Times:||12:00 - 13:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute and Library|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, General public|
Join us for an online lunchtime seminar exploring how imaging technology was used on an early modern fan to advance our understanding of artisanal creativity. Dr Stefan Hanß and Tony Richards (Senior Photographer, John Rylands Research Institute and Library) will discuss how a collaborative approach using in-depth archival research and imaging technologies reveals new insights into material choices and artisanal making processes that crafted the modalities of early modern feather fans.
In the age of globalization, early modern featherwork functioned as a site of innovative cultural crossings and material experiments. The featherwork discussed in this seminar points to the global scale of the trade in materials, the transmission of artisanal knowledge, and the blurred boundaries of consumer cultures in the late 17th century Dutch Empire.
This is an online event that will take place via Zoom. Book your free place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/imaging-and-imagining-early-modern-feather-fans-tickets-257900095127
This event is part of a live, online lunchtime seminar series. University of Manchester researchers team up with experts from the Rylands to share current research activities. The seminars will showcase rare and fascinating objects from the special collections, along with discoveries and new perspectives formed through their study. Attendees will be invited to participate with questions and thoughts during the live Q&A.
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