2018-19, Making Worlds Core Program, UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies & William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Program Details
Allegory on Emperor Charles V's Abdication in Brussels
Frans Francken the Younger
c. 1630 - 1640
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Making Worlds Symposium
An interdisciplinary symposium in collaboration with the Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization research project, together with the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies & William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
May 2, 2019
Royce Hall 306, UCLA
9:15 a.m. Morning Coffee and Registration
9:45 a.m. Bronwen Wilson, University of California, Los Angeles
Angela Vanhaelen, McGill University
Session 1: Making
10:00 a.m. Morgan Ng, Getty Museum
"On the Potentials and Limits of Material Flow: Geographies of Early Modern Architectural Glass"
10:15 a.m. Karime Castillo Cárdenas, University of California, Los Angeles
“Glass in New Spain: Global Influences and Technological Adaptation"
10:30 a.m. Randall Meissen, University of Southern California
“Making Candles in a New World of Bees: Indigenous Apiculture, Natural History, and the Spanish
Colonial Beeswax Trade"
10:45 a.m. Q & A
11:05 a.m. Break
Session 2: Representations of Worlds and Bodies
11:20 a.m. Mayra Cortes, University of California, San Diego
"'Utopia' - Making of the Moon and the 'New World' in Juan Maldonado's Somnium"
11:35 a.m. Sarah Carter, McGill University
“Negotiating Cultural Difference: Indian Antiquities in Richard Payne Knight's A Discourse on the
Worship of Priapus"
11:50 a.m. Q & A
12:10 p.m. Esteban Crespo-Jaramillo, Yale University
"Cervantes, Guevara, and Marino: Male Power(less) Beauty in the Spanish Worlds"
12:25 p.m. Miranda Saylor, University of California, Los Angeles
“Cristobal de Villalpando's Virgen de Soledad in Puebla de los Ángeles"
12:40 p.m. Q & A
1:00 p.m Lunch
Session 3: Materials
2:30 p.m. Braden Scott, McGill University
"'The Stone is the Message': Egyptian Granite Across Architectural Media"
2:45 p.m. Willemijn van Noord, University of Amsterdam
“From Foreign Script to New Motif: Pseudo-Chinese Characters on Seventeenth-Century Dutch
Delftware and the Materiality of 'Chineseness'"
3:00 p.m. Susan Eberhard, University of California, Berkeley
“Six-Sided Globe: A Prehistory of the English Silver Teapot, c. 1682"
3:15 p.m. Q & A
3:35 p.m. Break
Session 4: Movement
3:50 p.m. Maggie Mansfield, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Through Dutch Eyes: European Editorialization of Indian Religions and Rituals"
4:05 p.m. Cynthia Kok, Yale University
“'Bizarre' Aesthetics: Japanese Influence in the Making of Dutch-American Merchant Identity"
4:20 p.m. Philip Ninomiya, University of California, Irvine
“Gatekeepers to the World: The Encomenderos of Seventeenth-Century Acapulco"
4:35 p.m. Q & A
5:00 p.m. Reception