On Campus & Online | Global Objects in the Early Modern Period

Sunday | 14.05.23 | 16:30 - 21:00

Traveling goods, traveling gods

Book Event |

On the occasion of the publication of Dror WahrmanThe Throne of the Great Mogul in Dresden: The Ultimate Artwork of the Baroque (Yale University Press)

Keynote lecture (online) by Neil MacGregor (former director of the National Gallery, the British Museum, and the Humboldt Forum)

Goods and Gods on the Move

The book is about one of the most extraordinary works of decorative art in early modern Europe, the Throne of the Great Mogul. Created in Dresden in the early eighteenth century, this is an almost infinitely elaborate multi-piece, gold-silver-enamel-and-gemstones miniature of the court of the Indian mogul Aurangzeb during his birthday celebrations.

16:30 – 18:00 Global Materials, Global Objects
Opening remarks: Shai Lavi, Director of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute; Tel Aviv University
Philippe Malgouyres (conservateur en chef du patrimoine au musée du Louvre): Thinking global complexity through the uniqueness of objects
Zoltán Biedermann (University College, London): Do travelling objects improve cross-cultural understanding? Some thoughts on the Global Renaissance

18:30 – 20:00 Aurangzeb in Jerusalem
Panel on The Throne of the Great Mogul in Dresden
Chair and speaker: Ruth HaCohen (Musicology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Ayelet Even-Ezra (History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
David Shulman (Religious Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Dror Wahrman (History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo)

20:00 – 21:00 Keynote Lecture (at VL Hall & live online)
Neil MacGregor: Goods and Gods on the Move

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