Proceedings of the Study Day in memory of Graziella Berti, eight years after her death.
June 11, 2021 - Virtual meeting in live streaming
"Stories (of) Ceramics" is a study day dedicated to the memory of Graziella Berti, a scholar of ceramics and an important figure for historical studies on medieval and modern Pisa, who passed away on 11 June 2013. This occasion, now in its its eighth edition, wants to remember it in the way that she herself would have appreciated the most: through the themes dear to her, research innovation and new generations of scholars.
The eighth edition, held eight years after the scholar's death on 11 June 2021 in live streaming on Facebook and YouTube due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was dedicated to "Written and iconographic sources" useful for the analysis of the ceramics of medieval and modern age. Since the first researches in collaboration with Liana and Ezio Tongiorgi, Graziella Berti has combined the investigation of documents with that deriving from material data, thanks to a constant dialogue between sources from different fields united by a common purpose: to tell and describe ceramics at in order to know the dates, uses, circulation, terminologies, technologies, production. The study of archival documents was also joined by the iconographic one, equally important for contextualizing and dating the ceramic objects, also allowing them to be framed in the customs and culture of their time.
The researches contained in this volume offer an ample look at the Mediterranean reality of the medieval and modern age, with interventions that from the westernmost portions (Spain and France) reach, via Italy and Malta, up to the Greek lands. The topics covered allow, through the analysis of written and iconographic sources and the intersection with material data, to reconstruct the dynamics of use, taste, consumption, production, dating, circulation, terminology, fashion of ceramics over a long period of time. .