Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work › Publication Peer review
Paid clearance review of manuscript, The Agency of Things: Materials, Power and Manipulation in the Arts of the Fourteenth to Seventeenth Centuries, edited by Grazyna Jurkowlaniec, Ika Matyjaszkiewicz and Zusanna Sarnecka (published 2018).
This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things: objects that were collected, exchanged, held in hand, carried on a body, assembled, cared for or pawned. Through a series of case studies set in various geographic locations, this volume examines a rich variety of systems throughout Europe and beyond.