Workshop 'Fakes in Early Modern Europe' - POSTPONED TO AUTUMN 2022
POSTPONED TO AUTUMN 2022
What is a fake? Why do they matter? And what do they tell us about the premodern past? These questions are common to a range of fields of early modern European history. Historians of art, science, medicine, scholarship, and sociability have all turned to fakes as a way of illuminating major themes of early modernity, from religious polemic to global trade. This workshop will bring these approaches together so that they can illuminate one another. Each speaker will discuss a particular kind of fake, from friends to paintings to medical texts.