Celebrations at court: Ephemeral objects, materials, and machineries in the early modern period

This international conference will explore the appearances and functions of ephemeral objects, materials, and machineries used at court festivities, as well as their relations to spectacles and performances in general. The focus will be on the 16th and 17th centuries with interdisciplinary attention to a field crossing over different aspects of the visual, material, and technical culture of the period. Thus the organizers welcome both empirically and more theoretically founded analyses.

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