The EUIHoS is pleased to invite you to its next meeting:
Whether they group plants, stuffed animals, or potential tax payers, lists are often a deceptively simple source for historians and can be daunting to manipulate. For this session, Catherine Gibson and Déborah Dubald will share their experience and issues encountered with ethnographic lists and museums’ inventories of natural objects in the nineteenth-century. Leaning on some case studies and one very short reading, this month’s session will try to explore the cognitive and social effects of list-making in the sciences. Looking at the wide range of practices of list-making and the conditions of its materialisation, we will try to think of ways to use lists efficiently to build a bigger story.
Time & venue: 14 November 2016 at 17:00 – Sala dei Levrieri, Villa Salviati, Via Bolognese 156, 50139 Florence, Italy
The session will be followed by a dinner at Antica Badia. Please register with Catherine Gibson if you would like to join us!
Delbourgo James & Müller-Wille Staffan, “Listmania” (Introduction), Isis, 2012, vol. 103, no 4, pp. 710‑715. Available from the EUI Library.
To attend the event or for further information please contact Catherine Gibson.