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Jacopo Strada's 'Magnum ac Novum Opus'. A Renaissance Corpus of Ancient Numismatics
Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
15 October 2019
Organized by Akkasah, the Center for Photography at New York University Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Photothek of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut
The conference is organized by the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut and the Museo Galileo,
under the patronage of the Comitato Nazionale per la celebrazione dei 500 anni dalla morte di Leonardo da Vinci.
Dear Material-Culture Scholars,
The translation of a Medieval manuscript page has revealed the record of a rare Mediterranean medicinal plant, from Iberia. The plant is Atropa baetica, which is now endangered and included on the IUCN Red List, with fewer than 150 specimens remaining. You may freely download a paper giving the translation and additional information: https://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004797
International Conference Studying Traditional Crafts: Goals and Methods in Higher Education takes place from 12th to 13th of November 2019 at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy in Viljandi, Estonia.
Traditional handicraft techniques are taught and studied in only a few European higher education institutions, so this year's native crafts conference will be a unique international arena where experts in this field come to share and establish new collaborative relationships. The working language of the conference is English.
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Snow globes are childhood’s wintery dreamlands, so powerful an allegory that they appear in films, television series, and commercials to carry spectators into a holiday happily-ever-after. During the holiday season, should a snow globe not be readily available from a nearby toy chest or shelf, you can download a snowglobe app for both iPhone and Android, transforming your quotidian emails and social media sites. The ongoing popularity of these iconic pop culture objects, now transformed to the digital realm, gives pause to ask: why snow globes?
(oops: Roundup link above goes to blank page. Great resource if only we could get to it... thanks)
Editors note: I should have caught that. Sorry. Here's the link: https://networks.h-net.org/node/84048/pages/111820/academic-podcast-roundup
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The scrolling images to left are from H-Material-Culture's "Occasional Objects" series--a periodic informal examination of objects sent in by our subscribers. View the full collection, read the essays, and add your contribution here in Occasional Objects.