Proceedings of the Study Day in memory of Graziella Berti, six years after her death.
11 June 2019 - Matteucci Room, Aula Magna, Piazza E. Torricelli, 2 Pisa.
"Stories (of) Ceramics" is a study day dedicated to the memory of Graziella Berti, a ceramics scholar and important figure for historical studies on medieval and modern Pisa, who passed away on 11 June 2013. This occasion, now in its sixth edition, wants to remember it in the way that she herself would have appreciated most: through the themes dear to her, the innovation of research and the new generations of scholars.
The sixth edition, held on 11 June 2019 in Pisa, six years after the scholar's death, was dedicated to the theme of the "Trade and Consumption" of medieval and post-medieval ceramics in order to reconstruct their uses and exchanges through the contextual approach to different ceramic classes or specific formal typologies, with the aim of broadening the base of current knowledge both on restricted and larger geographical areas. The researches contained in this volume, and presented during the study day, have intertwined material data and written sources in order to reconstruct and tell the uses, society, economy, transport of goods, circulation of goods, goods to be considered luxury or not, the composition of the contexts, the household items between the Middle Ages and the contemporary age. And if most of the contributions were concentrated in the Tyrrhenian area, there was no shortage of those concerning inland southern Italy and the Adriatic, the western Mediterranean basin and even the East.