top of page




Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization

Conference 3: Other Worlds


Organized by Professors Bronwen Wilson (University of California, Los Angeles)

and Angela Vanhaelen (McGill University)


May 3-4, 2019

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library



Friday, May 3, 2019


9:00 a.m.         Morning Coffee and Registration


9:30 a.m.         Helen Deutsch, University of California, Los Angeles



  Bronwen Wilson, University of California, Los Angeles

  Angela Vanhaelen, McGill University

  Opening Remarks


9:45 a.m.         Session 1

  Chair: Laura Hutchingame, Ph.D. Student, University of California, Los Angeles


  Giancario Casale, European University Institute/University of Minnesota

  “Reading Ruscelli in Istanbul: An Ottoman Madrasa Professor's Encounter with a Venetian Globe-

  making Manual" 


10:15 a.m.       Gavin Hollis, Hunter College, CUNY

                         “'The end of all': Maps and Memento Mori in Early Modern England”

10:45 a.m.       Discussion

11:15 a.m.       Coffee Break


11:30 a.m.       Session 2

                          Chair: Sarah Carter, Ph.D. Candidate, McGill University 

  Emine Fetvaci, Boston University

  “The World Visualized in an Imperial Ottoman Album


12:00 p.m.       José R. Jouve-Martín, McGill University 

                         “Lost Worlds and Recovered Codices: Lord Kingsborough, Ancient Mesoamerica, and the Creation of

  the Book Mexican Antiquities (1830-1848)"

12:30 p.m.       Discussion

1:00 p.m.         Lunch


2:15 p.m.         Session 3

  Chair: Payton Phillips Quintanilla, Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellow


  Silvia Evangelisti, University of East Anglia 

  “Imagining Places and Conversions in Early Modern Spain and the Spanish Empire"


2:45 p.m.         Elisa Antonietta Daniele, Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellow

  “Drawing Worlds 'In smoke and powder': Bodies and Trifles in Il Tabacco, the Courtly Ballet Staged in

  Turin (1650)"


3:15 p.m.         Discussion

3:45 p.m.         Break


4:00 p.m.         Helen Smith, University of York

  “Cheese, Eggs, and (Francis) bacon: World-making and the Culinary Imagination in Early Modern



4:30 p.m.         Discussion

4:45 p.m.         Reception

Saturday, May 4, 2019


9:00 a.m.         Morning Coffee and Registration


9:30 a.m.         Session 4

  Chair: Daniel Vitkus, University of California, San Diego

  Marjorie Rubright, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


10:00 a.m.        Kristopher W. Kersey, University of California, Los Angeles

  “The Early Modern Fold: Pleated Fans in Japan's Encounter with Europe"

10:30 a.m.       Discussion

11:00 a.m.       Coffee Break


11:30 a.m.       Session 5

  Chair: Angela Vanhaelen, McGill University 

  J. B. Shank, University of Minnesota

  "Enlightenment Worldmaking in the Print Imaginary of Bernard Picart"


12:00 p.m.       Discussion

12:15 p.m.       Questions and Group Discussion

  Claire Farago, University of Colorado, Boulder


1:00 p.m.         Program ends

bottom of page