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Art historian Hanneke Grootenboer (Radboud University Nijmegen), Dutch literature expert Marrigje Paijmans (UvA) and PhD candidate Cynthia Kok (Yale University / Kress Fellow Leiden) will carry out a philosophical and decolonial exercise, engaging with images and stories of shells. Following in the footsteps of seventeenth-century collectors, they wonder: What will happen when we play and think with shells?

Event details of ACSEM Object Colloquium: The Shell
Date 8 February 2022
Time 15:30 -17:00
Location University Library
Room Doelenzaal

Amsterdam Centre for Studies in Early Modernity (ACSEM)

ACSEM is formerly knows as Amsterdam Centre for the Study of the Golden Age. The new name comes with a new annual program - the Object Quolloquia Series. The series has the overarching theme: Exploring the World through the Material Turn. All speakers have taken up the challenge of creating a coherent, interdisciplinary program. Thanks to them, it promises to be a year of in-depth discussion and new acquaintances. The full annual program can be found below. 

The Object Quolloquia Series

The Object Colloquia Series explores the world through the material turn. Each interdisciplinary duo of speakers takes one object or product as a point of departure to study and discuss various aspects of Early Modern art, culture, and history. These series are organized by the Amsterdam Centre for Studies in Early Modernity (ACSEM).

University Library

Room Doelenzaal

Singel 425
1012 WP Amsterdam