New Season of V&A/IHR Early Modern Material Cultures Seminars

Want to know more about 18th-century shipwrecks? Or the magnificent gifts exchanged between Siam and Louis XIV? Are you intrigued by the sound of Doctor Dildo’s ‘Dauncing Schoole’? (Is it possible not to be intrigued by the sound of Doctor Dildo’s ‘Dauncing Schoole’?)

These questions and many, many more will be answered by the V&A/IHR Early Modern Material Cultures Seminars 2015. Organised by current V&A/RCA History of Design students, these events bring together leading scholars from a range of disciplines and approaches working on material culture between c.1450 and c.1850.

Seminars take place every Wednesday from 15 April at 5.15pm at the Institute of Historical Research with an extra session on Monday 1 June. Events are free to attend, no booking necessary, but do contact f.butcher@vam.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Directions to the IHR can be found here, with further information on Facebook and the full programme in the fabulous poster below, designed by current MA students Victoria de Lorenzo Alcantara and Francesca Butcher.

To see what else V&A/RCA History of Design students have been up to, read our other blog posts, check our pages on the RCA website and take a look at Un-Making Things, a student-run online platform for all things design history and material culture.

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