Gould Hall, I Tatti (Nov 8), Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Nov 9)
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Klein (1918-2018), this conference will bring together scholars to reconsider the published and unpublished works of one of the most erudite and inventive art historians of the twentieth century. ... Read more about Robert Klein, Art Historian and Philosopher
Between the 16th and the 19th century, a new awareness and new uses of the nighttime slowly but unmistakably spread through different parts of the world, whereby new regimes of temporality redefined the spheres of work and leisure, of activity and repose. Social life, as well as labor and entertainment, spilled over into the night hours, inviting the use of psychotropic substances such as coffee and tea and a sense of the manipulability of the architecture of night and day.... Read more about Embattled and Conquered? The History of the Nighttime in the Early Modern World
From Tupinambá anthropophagi to ‘bloodthirsty Aztecs’ or ‘child-killing Incas’, American (human) sacrifices flooded the European imagination in the sixteenth century. In Europe, these images interacted with a heated debate about salvation, the Eucharist, and the role of sacrifice within Christianity.... Read more about Sacrifice and Conversion between Europe and the New World
This interdisciplinary conference examines the circulation of music and musicians throughout the Mediterranean diaspora. It concentrates on music as a migratory frontrunner and privileges displacement as its critical lens with the specific aim of crystalizing new theoretical approaches to mobility.... Read more about Conference: Music in the Mediterranean Diaspora
A Joint Villa I Tatti - European University Institute event
Organized by Catherine Kovesi
This two-day conference aims to unravel the complex interaction of competing paradigms at the origins of modern consumption practices, and explore how those paradigms evolved as they continued to inform global cultures to the present day. Excessive consumption and the ethics of greed are burning topics in...
A Conference organized by John Henderson and G. Geltner Sponsored by the Medici Archive Project & Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies For Call to papers, click here; deadline 15 February
Against tenacious misconceptions, pre-modern cities in and beyond Italy are finally beginning to shed their reputation as demographic black holes. The revised view of earlier cities’ relative salubriousness, however, is mostly...