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2016 Jun 09

Conference: Gold: The Universal Equivalent of Global Dreams, Desires, Arts and Values in Early Modern History

(All day)

Location: 

Gould Hall

This conference brings together scholars from different disciplines to analyze the economic and artistic values of gold and their place in the interconnected world of Early Modern European, African, Asia and American cultures.   Read more about Conference: Gold: The Universal Equivalent of Global Dreams, Desires, Arts and Values in Early Modern History

2016 Apr 19

Bruce Edelstein, "Circa 1550: New Approaches to the Study of the Boboli Gardens"

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Gould Hall

In February 1550, Eleonora di Toledo signed the contract and purchased the Pitti Palace from the Pitti heirs, leading to the development of the Boboli Gardens. Although this has long been known, until recently, most scholars simply ignored it and other fundamental archival evidence, treating the garden as a work of patronage by her husband, Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici. My current project traces the earliest history of the Boboli, seeking to reconstruct Read more about Bruce Edelstein, "Circa 1550: New Approaches to the Study of the Boboli Gardens"

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