Nov 3 | Collecting Cultures in the Age of Exploration

Friday, November 3, 2017, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM, Room 9204
Collecting Cultures in the Age of Exploration
Featured speaker: Surekha Davies (Assistant Professor, European History, Western Connecticut University)
Surekha Davies is the author of Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters (Cambridge University Press, 2016), winner of the Morris D. Forkosch Prize from the Journal of the History of Ideas, and the Roland H. Bainton Prize in History from the Sixteenth-Century Studies Society. She will be speaking about her new book project “Collecting Artifacts in the Age of Empire” which, as she writes, “analyzes travel and geographical literature, inventories, artifacts and institutional archives from the early sixteenth to the late nineteenth centuries in order to reconsider what the lives of objects can tell us about empires. “
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program