Early Modern Collections in Use

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Huntington Library, Rothenberg Hall, Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA

A Conference at the Huntington

Friday, September 15-Saturday, September 16, 2017
Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA
Rothenberg Hall
Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center

From cabinets of curiosities, auction houses, and libraries to stables, menageries, and laboratories, early modern collections played a key role in the creation and transmission of knowledge. But how were these collections used in their own time? Speakers will explore the relationships between space and knowledge through the discussion of a range of themes in the history of collecting: from management to performance, from visitation to dissemination. Cumulatively, the papers will offer a new basis for thinking not only about the origins and content, but also about the functions and dynamics of early modern collections.

For a full schedule and to register for this conference, visit the event website.

This conference is co-sponsored by The Huntington's William French Smith Endowment and the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Conference/Symposia


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


Other Location






$25 for registration, Free for students

Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI)
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