Lecture and Book Signing: The Society of Dilettanti


Location: DeBartolo Hall, Room 317

Jason M. Kelly, assistant professor of British history at Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis

In “The Society of Dilettanti,” Jason M. Kelly uncovers the forgotten history of one of the most influential societies of the eighteenth century. A history of art, gender, and archaeology, this lively and illuminating account transforms our understanding of the eighteenth century by placing the Dilettanti at the complex intersections of international and national discourses that shaped Enlightenment; thus, it sheds new light on 18th-century grand tourism, masculinity, sociability, and aesthetics.

Sponsored by the history and anthropology departments.