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CHS - Lecture - Angelo Cattaneo: "The Global Eye: Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Portuguese Maps in the Collections of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo III De' Medici"

When:Mo 08-04-2019 16:00 - 18:00
Where:Room 1315.0049, Harmonie building
Poster for CHS lecture Angelo Cattaneo

In 1667, during a formative tour of the Netherlands, the future Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo III de’ Medici, acquired several maps and exotica from Pieter Blaeu. The maps depict views of port cities that were crucial nodes of the Dutch global commercial space. The Medici’s interest in science, cartography and world trade; the concept of cultural history as shared patrimonies; and finally the spatial humanities will be the main foci of the seminar.

Dr. Angelo Cattaneo is a researcher at the CHAM - Center for the Humanities of the New University of Lisbon. He specializes in the cultural construction of space and forms of spatiality from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century, and studies cosmography, cartography, travel literature, and the spatiality of languages and religions. He is at present NWO Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Arts.