Thursday Seminars

2018 Dec 06

Thursday Seminar: “Florence as New Jerusalem. The Rite of Lo Scoppio del Carro and the Regular Miracle of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem”

Location: 

Gould Hall, I Tatti
6:00pm to 7:30pm

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Speaker: Alexei Lidov (I Tatti / Moscow State University)
The Renaissance city of Florence, known throughout the world as a capital of artistic production,... Read more about Thursday Seminar: “Florence as New Jerusalem. The Rite of Lo Scoppio del Carro and the Regular Miracle of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem”

2018 Sep 27

Thursday Seminar "Saving the soul of Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici: function and design in the Old Sacristy"

Location: 

Gould Hall, I Tatti
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici (c.1360-1429) – one of the richest and most eminent Florentines of his day – was buried in the Old Sacristy of San Lorenzo in Florence. But why did he choose a sacristy as his burial place?

... Read more about Thursday Seminar "Saving the soul of Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici: function and design in the Old Sacristy"
2018 May 31

Thursday Seminar “Point, Ground, Figure, Field”

Location: 

Gould Hall, Villa I Tatti
6:00pm

We owe the Italian Renaissance picture more than the ideal human figure.  Experiments in figuration, whether they involve contour or sfumato, cannot exist without ground, here understood in three senses of the word: first, the preparation of a given support (such as a gesso ground on panel); second, the plane on which figures stand; and third, the field in and against which figuration occurs.... Read more about Thursday Seminar “Point, Ground, Figure, Field”

2018 May 03

Thursday Seminar “Economic Institutions and Networks between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The Genoese Trading Diaspora (ca. 1450-1530)”

Location: 

Gould Hall, Villa I Tatti
6:00pm

The transatlantic slave trade and the plantation complex are well-studied subjects, but scholars have rightly pointed out that we do not clearly understand the earliest phases, at the beginning of the sixteenth century. ... Read more about Thursday Seminar “Economic Institutions and Networks between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The Genoese Trading Diaspora (ca. 1450-1530)”

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