Anne Gerritsen

Anne Gerritsen

Visiting Scholar (Jul 2018)

Anne Gerritsen gained her PhD from Harvard University and is a member of the history department at the University of Warwick (UK). Her first book, Ji’an Literati and the Local, was published by Brill in 2007, and her second book, on the local and global history of ceramics manufactures in Jingdezhen, has been accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press. She has also co-edited several volumes, on global material culture and the history of gift-giving with Giorgio Riello and Zoltan Biedermann, and on micro-spatial histories of labor with Christian de Vito. She has also been working on the global circulation of medical commodities, specifically rhubarb, and she holds a seed-grant from the Wellcome Trust to develop a research network on this subject. At Warwick, she currently directs the Global History and Culture Centre. Between 2013 and 2018, she held the Kikkoman Chair for Asia-Europe Exchange, with special attention to Material Culture, Art and Development. From 2018, she will continue to be seconded from Warwick for one day a week to the University of Leiden, holding the Chair for Asian Art.


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Therapeutic Commodities: Medicine and Food in the Exchange between Asia and Europe, 1500–1800