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2017 May 04
2017 Feb 23

Thursday Seminar: "Translating Sex: The Long History of the 'One-Sex' Body"

6:00pm

Location: 

Gould Hall

 

The contention that before the late eighteenth century learned opinion held that there was only one sex, famously proposed by Thomas Laqueur in Making Sex (1990), has achieved near-canonical status in the eyes of many historians and literary scholars.  In this seminar, Park will argue that this “one-sex” body was never hegemonic in Latin Europe and will propose an alternative narrative to describe evolving ideas of sex difference among European natural philosophers and medical men.... Read more about Thursday Seminar: "Translating Sex: The Long History of the 'One-Sex' Body"

James S. Ackerman, original member of Villa I Tatti's selection committee, dies on December 31, 2016

James S. Ackerman, original member of Villa I Tatti's selection committee, dies on December 31, 2016

January 4, 2017

Prominent architectural and art historian James Ackerman died on December 31, 2016. Born in San Francisco in 1919, Professor Ackerman was Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Fine Arts at Harvard until his retirement in 1990 and became a member of I Tatti’s Selection Committee during the early 1960s, remaining on the committee for nearly thirty years.... Read more about James S. Ackerman, original member of Villa I Tatti's selection committee, dies on December 31, 2016

2017 Jan 19

Thursday Seminar: The Orientalist, the captive and the Jesuit: reading the Qur’an in seventeenth-century Florence.

6:00pm

Location: 

Gould Hall

This seminar is an exercise in micro-philology and global history. Through the analysis of a very short manuscript, Pier Mattia Tommasino aims to disentangle the complex and intertwined relations between European Orientalists, Italian academics related to the Accademia della Crusca and the Accademia del Cimento, and...

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Final Call for Internship Applications: Deadline March 10

Final Call for Internship Applications: Deadline March 10

March 4, 2017

I Tatti is currently accepting applications for summer internships, available to full-time students at Harvard University. Deadline: March 10, 2017. To apply, and for more information regarding proposed topics, please click here.  



A summer internship at Villa I Tatti offers undergraduates interested in the humanities an unparalleled opportunity to experience professional academic research while enjoying a thrilling summer of cultural immersion in Florence...

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2017 Feb 16

2017 Bernard Berenson Lectures on the Italian Renaissance: Lecture 2

6:00pm

Location: 

Gould Hall
Body Politics in the Italian and Spanish Renaissance
Victor I. Stoichita, University of Fribourg 

This lecture series deals with the belief in the power of the gaze in Renaissance art and culture and with the impact of this belief on artistic representation. 

Lecture 2: Faces and Shields

The second lecture focuses on Renaissance portraits as settings of optical conflicts. If the portrait exhibits the person, how can it be protected? 

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2017 Jan 26

2017 Bernard Berenson Lectures on the Italian Renaissance: Lecture 1

6:00pm

Location: 

Gould Hall
Body Politics in the Italian and Spanish Renaissance
Victor I. Stoichita, University of Fribourg 

This lecture series deals with the belief in the power of the gaze in Renaissance art and culture and with the impact of this belief on artistic representation. 

Lecture 1: Giotto: the Eye and the Gaze.

The first lecture – a prologue – explores the power of the gaze motif and its roots in the Arena Chapel in Padua.... Read more about 2017 Bernard Berenson Lectures on the Italian Renaissance: Lecture 1

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...

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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...

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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"

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