ANN: International Conference African Ivory: Commerce and Objects, 15th -18th centuries, Universidade de Lisboa, March 15-16, 2017

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International Conference African Ivory: Commerce and Objects, 15th -18th centuries  

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, March 15-16,  2017

Room 2.13

This conference, organized by the international project “African Ivories in the Atlantic World” (PTDC/EPH-PAT/1810/2014) aims to convene specialists and contributions on the study of African ivories between the 15th and 18th centuries, associated with Portuguese and Brazilian sources and collections. It intends to provide a forum for the presentation and debate of the ongoing research, as well as a platform for discussion of related historiographical concepts and perspectives. The main topics for the conference include ivory provenance and chronology, their relation with primary sources, ivories in early trans-Atlantic commerce, and the circulation of raw and carved ivory in between and within African, European and Brazilian contexts.

For more information on the conference program, please see: http://www.centrodehistoria-flul.com/abertura/marfim-africano-comercio-e-objectos-secs-xv-xviii

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