Conference: Space in Renaissance Italy (Shanghai, 16-17 October)

October 2, 2014
 Conference: Space in Renaissance Italy (Shanghai, 16-17 October)

Program, Abstracts, Registration Form

Villa I Tatti, in collaboration with the Harvard Center Shanghai and Fudan University (Shanghai), is pleased to announce the conference “Space in Renaissance Italy.” This will be held on 16 October at the Harvard Center, and on 17 October at Fudan University. Scholars based China, Japan, Europe, and the US will examine the varied meanings and functions of Renaissance space as expressed through art and architecture, historical developments, literature, and urbanism. Space has emerged in recent scholarship on Early Modern Europe as crucial for understanding the relationships between objects and their original viewers. The conference focuses on Renaissance Italy but also probes the similarities and distinctions between understandings of space found in related Eastern and Western literature. Some contributions compare how space was created and discussed in Renaissance Italy and in Asia, others consider the micro-histories of objects that have moved between one cultural context and another as vehicles of cultural translation of spatial values.

For abstracts, click here.

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