European Institute University
Through the prism of objects and material culture, the workshop intends to highlight broad patterns of transregional circulation of people and goods crossing the borders of the Ottoman, Venetian, Russian and Habsburg Empires. The papers will present and discuss a wide variety of unpublished textual and visual sources related to luxury consumption, fashion and dress codes; diplomatic and political exchanges; dowry contracts and travel journals. New light is shed on networks of agents, merchants and diplomats negotiating the self-fashioning of local elites whose identities are shaped by linguistic, cultural and religious practices. The workshop aims at rethinking broader interpretive categories and challenges issues of Ottomanization and Westernization, as well as linear processes of modernization and change.
University of Siena/ERC LuxFaSS project – New Europe College. Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest New Europe College, Bucharest
European University Institute, Florence
ERC LuxFaSS project – New Europe College. Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest /"Nicolae Iorga" Institute of History – Romanian Academy
An event organised within the ERC-CoG project, no. 646489, Luxury, Fashion and Social Status in Early Modern South-Eastern Europe (LuxFaSS)