Wednesday, January 4, 2012

"Merchants as Collectors" Conference Program Available

The Society for Renaissance Studies, the Ashmolean Museum, and the Modern European History Research Centre at the University of Oxford are sponsoring a conference, "Early Modern Merchants as Collectors," which will meet at the Ashmolean on June 15-16, 2012. As the organizers explain, "This interdisciplinary conference will explore early modern merchants as collectors across a wide range of geographical regions and collecting categories, investigating whether there are any patterns connecting these merchant-collectors of the early modern period and what theoretical frameworks can be applied to them." A full list of speakers, topics, and abstracts is now available on the conference website. Please also check there for information about lodging, registration, and other details.