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2016 Dec 15

Thursday Seminar: "Legal and literary probability in Decameron 4.7"

6:00pm

Location: 

Gould Hall

In our last Thursday seminar of 2016, Justin Steinberg will explore the influence of the inquisitorial trial - the most important development in legal procedure in Western Europe - on the most important development in Western literary style: the emergence of realistic representations of daily life. Justin Steinberg will trace Read more about Thursday Seminar: "Legal and literary probability in Decameron 4.7"

Online Exhibition marking the 50th Anniversary of the Arno flood

Online Exhibition marking the 50th Anniversary of the Arno flood

November 4, 2016

Following the devastating flood of '66, Villa I Tatti became the Florentine Headquarters of CRIA (Committee to Rescue Italian Art), a task force made up of scholars anxious to preserve Florence's precious artistic heritage.
This online exhibition explores the valiant efforts of CRIA during the aftermath of the flood, and examines I Tatti's central role in the recovery.  Read more about Online Exhibition marking the 50th Anniversary of the Arno flood

2016 Nov 25

Thursday Seminar "Materiality and Idolatry: Melchiore Cafà's St Rose of Lima"

6:00pm

Location: 

Gould Hall

The seminar discusses Melchiorre Cafà’s sculpture of St Rose of Lima of 1665 in the context of the iconography of the beatification and sanctification of Rose of St Mary, 1668 and 1671. One the hand, the construction and propagation of the first Latin American saint’s persona will be addressed, in particular Read more about Thursday Seminar "Materiality and Idolatry: Melchiore Cafà's St Rose of Lima"

2016 Nov 10

Thursday Seminar "Transcultural Encounters in the Eastern Mediterranean: Commerce, Art, and Religion between East and West during the Late Medieval and Early Modern Periods"

6:00pm

Location: 

Gould Hall

This seminar will explore Western interaction with various cultures and communities in the Eastern Mediterranean. Spanning the period from the late 13th to the 18th century, the short presentations will focus on commercial, artistic, and religious encounters and exchanges. Read more about Thursday Seminar "Transcultural Encounters in the Eastern Mediterranean: Commerce, Art, and Religion between East and West during the Late Medieval and Early Modern Periods"

2016 Nov 03

Thursday Seminar - “The Social Topography and Urban Development of Late Byzantine Constantinople”

6:00pm

Location: 

Gould Hall

During this seminar Nevra Necipoğlu will aim to reconstruct the social topography and urban development of Constantinople during the 14th and 15th centuries, based on evidence from Byzantine, Western, and Ottoman sources. Data pertaining to houses, shops, workshops, taverns, residential neighborhoods, commercial districts Read more about Thursday Seminar - “The Social Topography and Urban Development of Late Byzantine Constantinople”

2016 Oct 20

Thursday Seminar - “Monkey Business: Translators’ Self-expression and Self-fashioning in Renaissance Europe”

6:00pm

Location: 

Gould Hall

The visual and cultural depiction of the relationship between man and monkey is the focus of this seminar. In particular, Andrea Rizzi will explore a specific representation of monkeys in early modern visual images that has received relatively little attention: monkeys as conceptual metaphors for translators and their collaborative Read more about Thursday Seminar - “Monkey Business: Translators’ Self-expression and Self-fashioning in Renaissance Europe”

2016 Oct 13
Victor Stoichita to give the 2017 Bernard Berenson Lectures on the Italian Renaissance

Victor Stoichita to give the 2017 Bernard Berenson Lectures on the Italian Renaissance

September 16, 2016

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Bernard Berenson Lectures on the Italian Renaissance will be given by Victor I. Stoichita, Professor of the History of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and Robert Lehman Visiting Professor at Villa I Tatti from January - March 2017.  Read more about Victor Stoichita to give the 2017 Bernard Berenson Lectures on the Italian Renaissance

2016 Sep 15

Seminar: Tony Sigel, "Exploring the Terracotta Sculptural Model—Close-up"

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Gould Hall

In the Renaissance and Baroque, preparatory terracotta models were used by artists to develop their sculptural ideas. Harvard Art Museums Conservator Tony Sigel will discuss his close-up technical examination and documentation of Bernini and other Baroque sculptor's terracotta models.  He will introduce the vocabulary Read more about Seminar: Tony Sigel, "Exploring the Terracotta Sculptural Model—Close-up"

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