Going Native or Remaining Foreign?

A conference on Catholic missionaries as Local Agents in Asia in the 17th and 18th centuries will happen in Rome May 30–June 1, 2017. Organized by the Deutsches Historiches Institut in Rom, École Française de Rome, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Abteilung für Neuere Geschichte des Historischen Instituts der Universität Bern, the conference aims to assess missionaries roles in various social environments, rather than simply examining their place in different countries. Thus, the conference is divided into studies of missionary activity in urban, court, household, and rural settings.

Eugenio Menegon will present a paper on “The Habit that Hides the Monk: Missionary Fashion Strategies at the Imperial Court in Early Modern China.”

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