Asian Goods and Eighteenth-Century Scandinavia:

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Asian Goods and Eighteenth-Century Scandinavia:
Trade, Material Culture and Changing Consumer Patterns
WORKSHOP 23 May 2014
Spiltan (Sjöhästen) Statens Maritima Museer, Linnégatan 64, Stockholm
(tube station KARLAPLAN). The workshop is free of charge, there is a limited number of
spaces. For registration please contact Hanna Hodacs [email protected]
9.30 Coffee
10.00 INTRODUCTION
Leos Müller, Jaqueline Van Ghent & Hanna Hodacs
10.15-11.45
SESSION I. GLOBAL AND TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTICES
Trade, consumption and the political economy of tea in the eighteenth-century; a
Scandinavian perspective
Leos Müller, Centre for Maritime Studies, Stockholm University
A spidery web: global textile connections of eighteenth-century trade between India,
West Africa and Europe
Vibe Maria Martens, European University Institute, Florence
Tea in the North Sea: Watson & Anderson of Cullen and Gothenburg tea, 1758-1768
Andrew MacKillop, Aberdeen University
11.45-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.30 SESSION II. CONSUMPTION AND RETAIL
All Those Small Things: the Canton Traders' Everyday Life and Consumption
Lisa Hellman, Centre for Maritime Studies, Stockholm University
Consumption of Chinese porcelain in Copenhagen c. 1700-1760
Rikke Søndergaard Kristensen, Museum of Copenhagen
China on the market. Marketing and distributing East-Indian porcelain
in Stockholm in the eighteenth-century
Sofia Murhem & Göran Ulväng, Department of Economic History, Uppsala University
14.30-15.00 Coffee
15.00-16.30 SESSION III. MATERIAL CULTURE
‘All this to be set in motion by a clockwork’: Chinese Automata at the Danish Court
Josefine Baark, University of Cambridge
Elite Consumption of Chinese Porcelain in eighteenth-century Sweden
Jacqueline Van Gent, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia
Immaterial and material cultures:
Asian colour schemes and domestic dyes in eighteenth-century Sweden
Hanna Hodacs, Centre for Global History and Culture, University of Warwick
Short break
16.45-17.45
Comments and reflections by Anne McCants, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social
Sciences, MIT, followed by a general discussion
17.45 and onwards
Wine reception and light refreshments
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This workshop is sponsored by Handelsbankens forskningsstiftelser
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