Desiring Silver: Saving Souls, Travelling Light, and the Other Side of the Coin

  • Date and time: Wednesday 15 June 2022, 9.00am
  • Location: Centre for Early Modern Studies, Australian National University Online Seminar

Event details

"Silver is a particularly fraught, agile and transformative material.  Embedded in power relations, coloniality, and matters of refinement, early modern silver was a particularly generative site. Might its peculiar paradoxes be usefully thought in terms of a materiality of trauma?  I will consider this through the lens of silver in Naples, capital of the Spanish empire in Europe.” The seminar will be followed by a Q&A discussion and run for 75 minutes.

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Emerita Professor Helen Hills

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