Huwelijkswaaiers

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Voor het derdejaars vak History of Emotions op de VU deed Tirza Westland onderzoek naar huwelijkswaaiers in het Haags Gemeentemuseum. Over mythische, bijbelse en huiselijke liefde in de achttiende eeuw. Zie: https://www.modemuze.nl/blog/huwelijkswaaiers 

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Workshop Sex and Science in Early Modern Europe

22 February 2019

Sex is a relatively recent invention. Reproduction isintrinsic in human beings, yet sex and sexuality are conceptual constructions of later ages. In the early modern period physicians, anatomists, philosophers and literary authors became fascinated by human desire and sexual behavior. Diving into classical texts, humanists collected ancient knowledge about love and lust. Pornographers catalogued sexual variations to arouse desire. The scientific revolution and early enlightenment encouraged innovative experiments and new theories on desire and reproduction.

CLUE+ and ACCESS (Amsterdam Center for Cross-disciplinary Emotion and Sensory Studies) invite you to a one-day Workshop on Sex and Science in Early Modern Europe. How did scholars define sex and envision its place in our bodies and minds? What knowledge techniques did they employ to gather information about sexual acts and the reproductive system? An international, interdisciplinary panel of speakers, will explore these topics and debate the agenda for further research on the history of sexuality in early modern Europe.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,

Main building 08A33

Friday 22 February 2019, 9-17h

Registration is free. To sign up, email: k.e.hollewand@uu.nl

 

 

 

 

 

9.00 – 9.30 Registration & Coffee
   
9.30 – 11.00 Karen Hollewand (Utrecht University) – Opening Lecture

Sex and Science in the Early Modern Dutch Republic

   

Nigel Smith (Princeton) – Focquen-wat? Libertine Literature and Cultural Revolution Through the Dutch Republic

   
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee /tea
   
11.30 – 13.00 Clorinda Donato (California State University) – Writing Desire, Lust, and Science in Eighteenth-Century Italy: Giovanni Bianchi’s Brief History of Caterina Vizzani, 1744
  Sarah Toulalan (University of Exeter) – Child Rape and Sexual Knowledge
   
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
   
14.00 – 15.30 Ruben Verwaal (University of Groningen) – Seminal Knowledge: Materiality of Semen in the Eighteenth Century
   

Darren Wagner (University of Berlin) – When Sex became Electric: Experiment and Representation in the Eighteenth Century

   
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee / tea
   
16.00 – 17.00 Inger Leemans (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) – Discussion and conclusion
 

Drinks

Erasmus lecture and Masterclass by Yasmin Haskell

9 November 2018
Masterclass 12:00 to 14:15 hrs
Lecture 16:00 to 17:30 hrs
KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29

 

The 39th Erasmus Birthday Lecture explores Erasmus’s place in the history of scholarly ‘hygiene’, both with respect to his contemporaries (humanist physicians, scholars and theologians) and in a longer tradition of writing about the health of scholars, melancholy, hypochondria and the passions.

Yasmin Haskell

Yasmin Haskell, FAHA, is Chair of Latin and Director of the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition at the University of Bristol, UK. From 2003-2016, she was Cassamarca Foundation Chair in Latin Humanism at the University of Western Australia, Perth. She is a Partner Investigator (formerly Foundation Chief Investigator) in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: 1100-1800.

Haskell has published monographs, articles, and edited volumes on neo-Latin poetry, the reception of classical authors, the Latin culture of the early modern Society of Jesus, Latin in the Enlightenment, and the history of psychiatry and emotions, including Loyola’s Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry (Oxford: British Academy and Oxford University Press, 2003), Prescribing Ovid: The Latin Works and Networks of the Enlightened Dr Heerkens (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), Diseases of the Imagination and Imaginary Disease in the Early Modern Period (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), (with Juanita Ruys), Latinity and Alterity in the Early Modern Period (Tempe, AZ and Turnhout: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Brepols, 2010), and (with Raphaële Garrod), Changing Hearts: Performing Jesuit Emotions Between Europe, Asia and the Americas (forthcoming Leiden: Brill, 2018).

Masterclass
How were the emotions (/passions) harnessed in education and science in the early modern period and which emotions or temperaments were especially associated with scholars and scientists?

Fifteen promising young students at graduate level (MA students and PhD candidates) will be selected to participate in this Masterclass. If you are interested, please apply before 20 October via the KNAW’s online form. They will inform you whether your application has been successful before 1 November 2018. The public lecture by Yasmin Haskell will take place later in the afternoon.
More information on the masterclass on the KNAW website.

Compassion and emotions in the Early Modern period (Amsterdam, 6 november 2015)

On Friday the 6th of november 2015, the Stichting Vrouwengeschiedenis van de Vroegmoderne Tijd hosts a discussion session on the theme of Emotions in the Early Modern Period.

The history of emotions has been a focus of activity within the study of early modern cultural history. The Free University in Amsterdam currently hosts an exhibition on compassion in the early modern era. The programme of the session consists of a tour throuth the exhibition by Kristine Steenbergh, followed by two lectures by ACCESS-members Inger Leemans and Erika Kuijpers on their research into the topic.

The programme can be downloaded here. Participation is free, but registration with Lieke van Deinsen (l.vandeinsen@let.ru.nl) would be very much appreciated.

The programme and meeting are both in Dutch.

In Search of Scents Lost

VU-scientists are awarded an NWO-grant for their research project on ‘geurkunst’ – the art of scent.

The project ‘In Search of Scents Lost: Reconstructing the Aromatic Heritage of the Avant-Garde’ will be conducted by Caro Verbeek of the Rijksmuseum, and an expert in the field of the history and art of scent and perfume.

Scents are fleeting, and also much neglected in our visual culture. However, there are many examples to be found in the past of ‘scent-art’: avant-garde artists developed and used scents to trigger memories, to provoke, or to make their art seem lifelike. In cooperation with the perfume industry and several museums in Holland and abroad, Caro Verbeek will reconstruct historical scents, and bring them alive once more.

Visualising Uncertainty

The Dutch Escience Center has been awarded a grand for their project ‘Visualising Uncertainties and Perspectives’.

Contributing to the project ‘Visualising Uncertainty and Perspectives’ are Piek Vossen (Computational Linguistics), Inger Leemans (Cultural History), Guus Schreiber (Computer Science – Web and Media), Antske Fokkens (Computational Linguistics), Serge ter Braake (History) and Victor de Boer (Computer Science – Web and Media).

Escience engineers will develop innovative techniques for visualising subjectivity and insecurity in digital research. The tools will allow researchers that conduct digital research to map the complexity of their data. That way, users can compare information from different sources and from different perspectives. The project will start early 2015.

More information can be found on the website of Escience.