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2019 Geoff Egan Memorial Lecture and SPMA AGM

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The 2019 Geoff Egan Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr Tânia Manuel Casimiro of the University of Lisbon

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The Geoff Egan memorial Lecture for 2019 will be given by Dr Tânia Manuel Casimiro (IHC-NOVA University of Lisbon)

Material culture, trade and globalization: Portugal's role in the making of a multicultural Europe (1500-1700)

In the early modern age Portugal was among the first European countries to start an overseas venture. New people and things rapidly transformed it into a multicultural country with permanent contacts with the rest of Europe. In spite of the vast knowledge from documents describing overseas contacts, in recent years archaeological excavations have revealed direct evidence of these contacts. Thousands of ceramic, ivory and stone artefacts produced in overseas territories in Africa, South America and Asia document these contacts. Large amounts of such objects were exported into several European countries, constantly found in archaeological excavations.

These commodities were in part responsible for a change in how Europeans perceived the world, its dimensions and cultural variability. These rapidly started to leave their marks in European productions leading to a change in aesthetics and the introduction of new shapes. This presentation will discuss those objects, how do they reflect an early modern globalized world and how they influenced European daily lives.

The lecture will be preceded by the SPMA's AGM and a drinks reception.

Tickets are FREE but spaces are limited, so please reserve your ticket here.

SPMA AGM 5.30pm, Drinks Reception 6.00pm, Lecture 7.00pm

Voluntary donations to the SPMA's Community Engagement Award fund are very welcome.

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