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Institutions: The Culture of Curiosities Discursive Tendencies: Collecting

NEIL KENNY

in The Uses of Curiosity in Early Modern France and Germany

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271368
eISBN:
9780191709531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271368.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on a cluster of institutions, in both France and the Germanic territories, that produced and disseminated knowledge outside the confines of university or church: academies, ... More


The Art of Archiving

Gabriella Giannachi

in Archive Everything: Mapping the Everyday

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035293
eISBN:
9780262335416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035293.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This Chapter explores how archival methodologies have been used, especially after the 1930s, to generate environmental or process-led artworks and how art has influenced our understanding of what ... More


A Modern Cabinet of Curiosities: George Kleine’s Collection of Popular-Science Films

Oliver Gaycken

in Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199860685
eISBN:
9780190235987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860685.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1910 George Kleine published an ambitious catalogue of “educational motion picture films” that consisted of titles he had collected from a number of European companies, notably Pathé, Gaumont, and ... More


Paris and London, 1584 to 1589 Cabinets and Curiosities

Peter C. Mancall

in Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110548
eISBN:
9780300135275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110548.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes the visit Hakluyt made to two cabinets of curiosity in England belonging to men named Richard Garth and Walter Cope. Garth's cabinet and virtually all information about him ... More


International Law’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Daniel Joyce

in International Law's Objects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198798200
eISBN:
9780191858642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798200.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the significance of objects for international law through the lens of collecting and curation. It focusses upon the history of the cabinet of curiosities (or wunderkammer) as a ... More


Nothing New under the Sun

María M. Portuondo

in The Spanish Disquiet: The Biblical Natural Philosophy of Benito Arias Montano

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226592268
eISBN:
9780226609096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226609096.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter spans the years following Arias Montano’s return to Spain and the writing of the magnum opus (1576-1588). It introduces other facets of his intense curiosity about the natural world: his ... More


The Habsburgs and the Collection of Nature

Deborah R. Coen

in Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226398822
eISBN:
9780226555027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555027.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is the first of four chapters that trace the mutual development of imperial ideology and empire-wide institutions of environmental science. Chapter One takes a broad and deep view of the ... More


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