Category Archives: Material Culture

Titian Portrait on View

A Renaissance masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady in White, is currently on view at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California.  The portrait by Tiziano Vecelli (known as Titian) is on loan from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden and … Continue reading

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Portuguese Shipwreck Found

Marine archaeologists are exploring the site of an early modern Portuguese shipwreck. NPR reports that “A 400-year-old shipwreck that signified a time when the spice trade between Portugal and India was booming has been uncovered 40 feet below the water’s … Continue reading

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Early Modern Workshop in Chicago

Demystifying the Archives Monday, April 13 The Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago is hosting a panel discussion concerning “the process of archival research in a graduate student’s career.” According to the workshop’s announcement, “The aim of this … Continue reading

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Remnants of War in Iraq

In war, there are always things left behind. “When the American troops left Iraq three years ago, they left behind a fragile country that collapsed into civil war. They also left behind the detritus of soldiers’ lives that, in the … Continue reading

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