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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"

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 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 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

Thursday 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 Read more about Thursday Seminar: Tony Sigel, "Exploring the Terracotta Sculptural Model—Close-up"

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