NEWS & VIEWS2019-09-04T12:01:03+00:00

Dónal Hassett, ‘Marseille’s Porte d’Orient: Commemoration of Conflict and Colonialism on the Mediterranean’s Northern Shore’

January 12th, 2024|Visual Reflections|

Perched on a promontory along the Corniche in Marseille’s salubrious quartiers sud, the Monument aux Héros de l’Armée de l’Orient et [...]

Ilaria Berti, ‘Between Imaginary and Reality: Ethnicity and Cooks in the Colonial Space of Cuba at the Turn of the Twentieth Century’.

July 3rd, 2023|Visual Reflections|

Cover Image: Nuevo manual del cocinero Criollo, book cover, 1903, Courtesy University of Miami Library, Digital Collections   In the cover [...]

Matteo Calcagni, ‘Keeping up Appearances: The Indian Sedan Chair, or Palanquin, through the Eyes of an Eighteenth-century Livornese Seaman’.

July 3rd, 2023|Visual Reflections|

At the end of the eighteenth century, many Tuscan seamen periodically landed their ships in ports on the Indian coast. At [...]

Kyriaki Giannouli, ‘Breaking Down the Alphabet: Exploring its Significance in Bernhard von Breydenbach’s Travelogue’.

July 3rd, 2023|Research in Progress|

Cover Image: Arabic Alphabet.   Travel literature has always been a fascinating genre for readers seeking adventure and exotic experiences. [...]

Ignacio Chuecas Saldías, “A Lamp in the Holy City”: Sephardic Exile, Family Ties and the Messianic Jerusalem. The Ladino Version of the Passover Haggadah, Venice (1624)

June 1st, 2023|Visual Reflections|

On Wednesday 11 November 1665, Venetian public notary Angelo Maria Piccino received the last will of “Signora Ester Senior consort of [...]

Philippe Bornet, The Mediterranean Space through South Indian Eyes, 1778–1786: Visual and Material Elements in the Varttamānappustakam

March 26th, 2023|Visual Reflections|

December 1779. Four men from distant Kerala are waiting for quarantine clearance in Genoa after sailing from Lisbon on a ship [...]