Global Makers: Women Artists in the Early Modern Courts is intended to encourage and support sustained, interdisciplinary consideration of the role Early Modern women played in the hands-on production of visual and material culture in the courts of Europe and Asia (c. 1400-1750). Even as significant advancements have been made regarding the study of women as patrons, subjects, and producers of works of art in the Early Modern period during the last four decades, little attention has focused on the role of women as producers of material culture in the courts. And while this is the case in Europe, even less information is available regarding women makers in Asia. Further, what information does exist is scattered in difficult-to-access archives or published in disparate journals. The Global Makers project aims to change this.
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