Beyond Reproductive Printmaking

CALL FOR PAPERS: Beyond Reproductive Printmaking. Prints and the Canon of European Painting (ca. 1500 – 1810), Dresden Institute of Art and Music, Dresden, 18 – 19 September 2017.

Conference for Ph.D. students, postgraduates and researchers at museums and universities in the Kupferstich-Kabinett (Museum of Prints, Drawings and Photographs) of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) in colaboration with the TU Dresden Institute of Art and Music, Dresden, 18-19 September 2017.

Are paintings reproduced because they are famous, or have they become famous because they have been reproduced over and over again in the past centuries? The aim of this conference is to throw light on the status of reproductive prints in the process of the formation of (an) artistic canon(s). It aims at exploring artistic and technical aspects of the creative and innovative making process, including the printmakers’ ability to translate the original work into a new pictorial language and to the history of both reception and transmission of works of art.

The conference will cover the period running from the early 16th century to the introduction of the first lithographic press in the early 19th century. Geographically, the focus is on Europe. No restrictions are imposed concerning printing techniques – on the contrary, the characteristics of each technique as well as its ability and uses for reproducing original paintings constitute an important topic.

We invite submissions of papers drawing from current research on specific prints or series of prints as well as on new theoretical approaches and methodologically promising developments in the study of interpretative prints, also exploring their potential as a source and as a subject matter of art history.

In particular we welcome submissions in (but not limited to) the following areas:
- Yet again: The original and its graphic interpretation(s): How are collaboration and competition amongst the printmakers themselves, and between the engravers and the painters represented in the prints? To what extent did the engravers take liberties with the paintings’ details? Did printmakers even perhaps hide critical or satirical messages in their interpretations?

- Questions of style: How is the painterly style of the original expressed in the graphic medium? What is the relationship between the printmaker’s technique and the pictorial style or the genre of the original? Is there experimental ground for innovations in new printmaking techniques? What role do special printmaking techniques – e.g. outline etching, aquatint or colour(ed) print – play in the processes of translation and interpretation?

- Reception: How were differences in style and in composition between the original and its reproduction perceived by the contemporary viewer? Is it possible to identify links between prints and theoretical writings on certain paintings or painting in general? Which influence do captions have in the process of reception?

- Reproductive prints as a source for new approaches in scholarship: What potential do reproductive prints have as a source for the study of canon formation and for (art) historical network research? How can the pictorial and textual information contained in those prints be gathered, and how can this be made accessible for practical use?

An important objective of the conference is to encourage networking between academic researchers and museum professionals. Proposals by both doctoral candidates in art history and aesthetics as well as students aiming at a Ph.D. in the field of the graphic arts are welcome. We also invite applications from curators and postgraduate researchers at museums and other research institutions and we are pleased to receive papers from colleagues working in media studies, philosophy and history.

Please submit your proposal in the form of a 400-word abstract and a short CV and send it to as a PDF file (in English or German). Please indicate in your proposal those prints that you wish to discuss in the original. We will be happy to check if they are available in the Kupferstich-Kabinett.

Deadline: 15 February 2017.

Source: H-ArtHist

Bodleian Master Classes in Medieval MSS

LECTURES: Bodleian Master Classes in Medieval Manuscripts, Oxford, Weston Library (Level 1), Horton Room, Broad Street, Oxford OX1. All lectures at 2:15.

16 January 2017
* Lesley Smith (History/Harris Manchester), Books for the medieval classroom

30 January 2017
* Giovanni Varelli (Music/Magdalen), The earliest examples of musical notation and liturgical manuscripts in the Bodleian

13 February 2017
* Michelle Brown (Institute of English Studies, London), Insular minuscule: from Wearmouth-Jarrow to Wessex

27 February 2017
* Bernard Meehan (Trinity College, Dublin), The Macregol Gospels.

All welcome with a Bodleian reader’s ticket or University card. Others please email

New PhD Placement at the British Library


FELLOWSHIP: New PhD Placement: Greek Papyri in the British Library, London (2017).

The British Library is offering a PhD placement opportunity for a student working on Greek papyri. This three-month placement will allow someone studying various aspects of Greek literature, papyrology, Late Antique history and religion to have first-hand experience with the ancient sources preserved in one of the world’s most renowned collections of papyri.

The British Library houses one of the most important collections of Greek papyri in the world, comprising unique witnesses of Greek classical literature, early biblical and Christian fragments and a large corpus of Greek documentary papyri. This collection of more than 3000 Greek papyri will now be digitised and then published online with new catalogue entries over the next few years.

The PhD placement student will contribute towards the cataloguing associated with this digitisation project, enabling the digitised images to be described and published in the Library’s online catalogue and viewer. The placement student will also contribute to the Medieval Manuscripts Blog and Twitter feed and to Library events in order to promote the papyrus collection and its international importance for the study of Antiquity.

In addition to the fascinating challenges of dealing with world-famous treasures (such as Aristotle’s Constitution of the Athenians or the Egerton Gospel) or hitherto unpublished fragments, the placement student will get an insight into the daily life of the British Library’s collection. He or she will assist in the selection and delivery of the material, liaising with colleagues in the Library’s conservation and imaging studios, and checking image quality.

This is an unpaid professional development opportunity, which is open to current PhD researchers as part of the Library’s PhD placement scheme. To apply, applicants need to have the support of their PhD supervisor and their department’s Graduate Tutor (or equivalent senior academic manager).

Please note that the Library itself is not able to provide payment to placement students, nor can it provide costs for daily commuting or relocation to the site of the placement.

Students applying for a placement at the Library are expected to consult their HEI or Doctoral Training Partnership/Doctoral Training Centre to ascertain what funding is available to support them. The Library strongly recommends to HEIs that a PhD student given approval to undertake a placement is in receipt of a stipend for the duration of the placement.

The application deadline is 20 February 2017.

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Mostra su Giorgio Castelfranco agli Uffizi

EXHIBITION: Giorgio Castelfranco (1896-1978) curatore, mecenate, difensore d’arte, Firenze, Galleria delle Statue e delle Pitture degli Uffizi, Sala del Camino, 24 gennaio – 26 febbraio 2017. Mostra a cura di Claudio Di Benedetto.

Giorgio Castelfranco, protagonista della salvaguardia del nostro patrimonio in anni di barbarie: funzionario dell’allora Soprintendenza di Firenze, quale direttore delle collezioni di Palazzo Pitti, vittima delle leggi razziali, clandestino operatore per la libertà del Paese e per l’integrità del suo patrimonio artistico, conoscitore, fautore e mecenate dell’arte contemporanea.

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Post-doctoral Mellon Fellowships (2017)

FELOWSHIP: Post-doctoral Mellon Fellowships at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS).

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York City has generously funded annual postdoctoral Fellowships at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies for nearly a decade. The grant provides for up to four Fellowships each year, to be used for research at the Institute in the medieval field of the holder’s choice. Mellon Fellows will also participate in the interdisciplinary Research Seminar.

The Mellon Fellowships are intended for young medievalists of exceptional promise who have completed their doctoral work, ordinarily within the previous five years, and have defended their thesis successfully before the 1 February application deadline, and may include those who are starting on their professional academic careers at approximately the Assistant Professor level. Fellowships are valued at approximately Can $40,000.

Application forms, completed by the candidate, can be sent to Barbara North by email. Please download the PDF application form to your computer before filling in the form fields. Please submit all materials in PDF format. Letters of reference can be sent by email (preferred) or by mail to Barbara North. Letters can be sent directly by the referees.

Official confirmation of the PhD should be sent directly to PIMS by the awarding university, in hard copy, by 1 February, stating that the PhD has been examined and that its award has been approved by the appropriate authority.

Deadline: 1 February 2017.

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Contemplata aliis tradere


CONFERENCE: Contemplata aliis tradere. Lo specchio letterario dei frati predicatori, Biblioteca Casanatense (via di Sant’Ignazio 52) e Convento di Santa Maria sopra Minerva (piazza della Minerva 42), Roma, 23 – 27 gennaio 2017.

Il 22 dicembre 1216 papa Onorio III emanava la bolla di conferma dell’Ordine dei frati Predicatori Religiosam vitam. Prendeva così avvio la straordinaria avventura intellettuale di una famiglia religiosa che con le sue sintesi dottrinali potenti e innovatrici avrebbe segnato in profondità la storia del pensiero occidentale. Ma, nella tradizione domenicana, in una linea di continuità con l’intenzione originaria del Fondatore, la riflessione teorica sarebbe rimasta sempre indissociabile da un forte impegno politico ed ecclesiale.

Così, accanto ai grandi testi speculativi, la presenza dei frati Predicatori ha trovato strumenti di azione concreta in un ricco corpus di scritture che documentano una precisa volontà di intervento in tutti i settori della umana e civile convivenza. In una società complessa e in rapida trasformazione come quella tardomedievale, dove l’importanza crescente delle parlate volgari insidiava il monopolio del latino quale lingua universale, gli intellettuali dell’Ordine domenicano misero a fuoco l’urgente necessità di reinventare il linguaggio religioso ereditato dalla tradizione.

Lavorando su registri specializzati diversi, dalla trattatistica politica alla storiografia, dalla letteratura agiografica e mistica alla retorica degli exempla, essi operarono una riclassificazione degli antichi generi letterari, per sperimentare nuove strategie della interlocuzione e mettere a punto tecniche e modelli aggiornati di discorso, indirizzato ed effcace.

Il Convegno, organizzato dalla Provincia Romana di S. Caterina da Siena e dalla rivista «Memorie Domenicane» per ricordare l’Ottavo Giubileo dell’Ordine, ha come obiettivo quello di fornire una prima compiuta mappatura dello spazio letterario dell’Ordine dei frati Predicatori e una sintesi complessiva dei risultati conseguiti dalla storiografia più recente, anche al fine di segnalare nuove prospettive di ricerca.


23 gennaio 2017, ore 15.30
Biblioteca Casanatense – Salone Monumentale
Relazioni di apertura
* Attilio Bartoli Langeli (Università di Padova ), Annarita de Prosperis (Scuola Superiore di Studi Medievali e Francescani) e Christian Grasso (Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo), Papa Onorio III e la bolla di conferma dell’Ordine dei frati Predicatori
* Daniel Ols op (Convento di S. Maria sopra Minerva), Gli studiosi domenicani del Novecento.

I sessione: Arma nostræ militiæ
24 gennaio 2017, ore 9.30
Convento di S. Maria sopra Minerva – Antico Refettorio
Presiede p. Bernard Ardura, O. Praem.
* Guy Lobrichon (Université d’Avignon), I Domenicani e la Bibbia
* Chiara Ruzzier (Université Catholique de Louvain), Bibliam secum deferat. Le Bibbie dei Predicatori
* Cornelia Linde (German Historical Institute, London), Formarsi alla Scrittura: le scuole
* Donatella Nebbiai (CNRS – Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes), I centri di conservazione e trasmissione della cultura: scriptoria e biblioteche
* Massimiliano Bassetti (Università degli Studi di Verona – Centro Italiano di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo), Il libro domenicano.

II sessione: Gratiarum largitores
24 gennaio 2017, ore 15.30
Convento di S. Maria sopra Minerva – Antico Refettorio
Presiede Daniel Ols op (Convento di S. Maria sopra Minerva)
* Nicole Bériou (Université Lumière Lyon 2), L’éloquence: les Frères Prêcheurs et l’ecacité des mots
* Letizia Pellegrini (Università degli Studi di Macerata), Le artes praedicandi
* Laura Gaffuri (Università degli Studi di Torino), Le raccolte di sermones
* Jacques Berlioz (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales – Groupe d’Anthropologie Historique de l’Occident Médiéval), Le raccolte di exempla
* Carlo Delcorno (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna), La predicazione in volgare.

III sessione: Pugiles fidei
25 gennaio 2017, ore 9.30
Convento di S. Maria sopra Minerva – Antico Refettorio
Presiede Gabriella Zarri (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
* Pierantonio Piatti (Pontificio Comitato di Scienze storiche – Centro di Ricerche Stvdivm Faesvlanvm), I trattati per la direzione spirituale
* Julien Théry-Astruc (Université Lumière Lyon 2), I manuali dell’inquisitore
* Matteo Duni (Syracuse University, New York University in Florence), I manuali di caccia alle streghe
* Marco Rainini op (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano), Apocalittica e profezia negli scritti dei frati Predicatori.

IV sessione: Lumina ecclesiae
25 gennaio 2017, ore 15.30
Convento di S. Maria sopra Minerva – Antico Refettorio
Presiede Sofia Boesch Gajano (Direttore del Centro Europeo di Studi Agiografici)
* Emore Paoli (Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata), Santità e scrittura
* Alessandra Bartolomei Romagnoli (Pontificia Università Gregoriana), Le agiografie collettive
* Luigi Canetti (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna), Miracolo e santità nell’agiografia di Domenico
* Giovanni Paolo Maggioni (Università degli Studi del Molise), I leggendari abbreviati
* Silvia Nocentini (Società per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino), L’agiografia domenicana al tempo delle Osservanze.

V sessione: Verbum mysticum
26 gennaio 2017, ore 9.30
Convento di S. Maria sopra Minerva – Antico Refettorio
Presiede Massimo Miglio (Presidente dell’Istituto Italiano per il Medio Evo)
* Francesco Santi (Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale – Società per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino), Teologia e letteratura
* Bernard Mcginn (University of Chicago), I mistici domenicani renani
* Gianni Festa op (Postulazione generale op, Facoltà teologica dell’Emilia Romagna), Tradurre e divulgare: la mistica renana nell’Italia dell’età moderna. Le traduzioni domenicane di Eckhart, Taulero e Susone
* Gábor Klaniczay (Department of Medieval Studies – Central European University, Budapest), Le stimmate: la narrazione e le immagini
* Tamar Herzig (Tel Aviv University), Donne mistiche nell’Italia del Rinascimento.

VI sessione: Vis loquendi
26 gennaio 2017, ore 15.30
Convento di S. Maria sopra Minerva – Antico Refettorio
Presiede Marco Rainini op (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)
* Enrico Artifoni (Università degli Studi di Torino), La politica nell’eloquenza
* Fausto Arici op (Pontificia Università San Tommaso d’Aquino), La trattatistica politica
* Rino Modonutti (Università degli Studi di Padova), I Domenicani e la scrittura della storia
* Isabelle Draelants (CNRS-Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes), I Domenicani e la dinamica della scienza: gli Specula di Vincent de Beauvais
* Silvana Vecchio (Università degli Studi di Ferrara), Le Summæ morali.

VII sessione: Cantores domini
27 gennaio 2017, ore 9.30
Convento di S. Maria sopra Minerva – Antico Refettorio
Presiede Gianni Festa op (Postulazione generale dell’Ordine dei Predicatori)
* Giuseppe Cremascoli (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna), Preghiera in poesia nell’Ordine domenicano
* Eleanor Giraud (University of Limerick), Origins of the Dominican Missal
* Laura Albiero (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), La liturgia domenicana
* Haude Morvan (Université Bordeaux Montaigne), La costruzione dello spazio liturgico (secc. XIII-XVI)
* Carla Bino (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano), Il teatro domenicano.

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Power of the Bishop III

CALL FOR PAPERS – Power of the Bishop III: Bishops as Diplomats 1000-1400, Cardiff University, 1-2 June 2017.

This two-day conference will explore the importance of diplomacy in a bishop’s career. How bishops responded to situations was often crucial to building or destroying their reputations, and, sometimes, their very lives depended on their ability to exercise their diplomatic skills. This conference aims to explore the common themes regarding the use and development of diplomacy in a bishop’s career; how and when was it deployed, and in what circumstances? What impact did the Gregorian Reforms and Investiture Crisis have on this aspect of a bishop’s skill-set?

Most importantly, how do we see diplomacy expressed? As well as through legal agreements and treaties, we would like to explore the role of diplomacy in other areas, including but not limited to: the architecture of the Cathedrals and Bishop’s Palaces, the various uses of the landscape, the visual elements within manuscripts that bishops patronised, the types of gifts given and exchanged; the choice of special dates and feast days to mark particular events.

Please send abstracts of 200 words to

Deadline for Abstracts: 20 February 2017.

Early Modern Viewers and Buildings in Motion

CONFERENCE: Early Modern Viewers and Buildings in Motion, St. John’s College, Old Divinity School, University of Cambridge, 25 February 2017.

Movement, both literal and metaphorical, lies at the heart of early modern European architectural theory, design and experience. Architectural authors invoked the notion of progress as temporal motion, structured their books as tours of buildings, and followed the ancient Roman Vitruvius in explaining how to manipulate the motions of winds through building design.

Simultaneously, poets led their readers on tours of house and estate, and Aristotelian as well as mechanistic philosophers averred that motion was inherent to human perception from particle vibrations in one’s senses to neural vibrations in one’s brain.

Across a range of scales in actual lived experience, moreover, viewers and buildings were frequently in motion; people walked through built spaces, interiors contained portable furnishings, and travellers and prints circulated ideas of buildings internationally.

This conference seeks to examine the range of scales, media, and theoretical discussions which foreground early modern intersections of architecture and motion. In so doing, it both puts into motion the usually static viewer and building of historical narratives and merges often independent yet overlapping strands of analysis – for instance, the ‘mobile viewer’ studied by art historians Michael Baxandall and Svetlana Alpers and the tensions surrounding early modern globalization discussed by cultural historians.

These and other strands of inquiry are brought together by an international, interdisciplinary group of speakers examining case studies encompassing England, France, Italy, German-speaking areas, and the New World during the fourteenth through nineteenth centuries.


* Welcome, Frank Salmon (University of Cambridge) and Kimberley Skelton (Durham University)

Session 1. Chair: Kimberley Skelton (Durham University)
* Allison Stielau (University College London), The Censer as Mobile Mini-Building, Swung Structure, and Producer of Olfactory Space
* Andrew Chen (University of Cambridge), Fourteenth-century Ascetic Imagery in a Staircase at Santa Maria della Scala, Siena
* Donal Cooper (University of Cambridge), Fleeting Visions: Occluded Altarpieces and Mobile Eyes in the Italian Renaissance Church Interior.

Session 2. Chair: Frank Salmon (University of Cambridge)
* Stefano Cracolici (Durham University), The Poliphilo Syndrome
* Kimberley Skelton (Durham University), Sensory Vibrations and Social Reform at San Michele a Ripa in Rome.
* Bram Van Oostveldt (University of Amsterdam/Leiden University), Frantic Memories and Excessive Objects: Monicart’s Versailles immortalisé ou les merveilles parlantes de Versailles (1720).

Session 3. Chair: Donal Cooper (University of Cambridge)
* Caroline van Eck (University of Cambridge), Moving through Space and Time: Immersive Spaces at the Hôtel de Beauharnais in Paris
* Edmund Thomas (Durham University), Movement Through Ruins: Re-experiencing the Antique in Eighteenth-Century Travelogues
* Rebecca Tropp (University of Cambridge), Movement and the Central Core: Design Principles in the Country Houses of John Nash.

Session 4. Chair: Stefano Cracolici (Durham University)
* Daniel Jütte (New York University/University of Cambridge), Entering the Early Modern City: Gates as Sites of Passage
* James Campbell (University of Cambridge), Libraries in Motion
* Emily Mann (University of Kent), From Ship to Shore: The Architecture of Early Modern Trading Companies.

Registration Deadline: 12 February 2017.

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Il paradiso riconquistato di Giambono


EXHIBITION: Il paradiso riconquistato. Trame d’oro e colore nella pittura di Michele Giambono, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venezia, 16 Dicembre 2016 – 17 Aprile 2017, a cura di Paola Marini, Matteo Ceriana e Valeria Poletto.

Il progetto espositivo, che riunisce temporaneamente 14 opere, ha come protagonista il lavoro di Michele Giambono (Venezia, 1400 circa – 1462), pittore sensibile e raffinato tra i protagonisti del tardogotico veneto, oltre ad altre opere esemplari della produzione pittorica lagunare degli anni ’30 e ’40 del Quattrocento, ed è stato voluto dalle Gallerie per valorizzazione e contestualizzare i risultati emersi nel corso del restauro di uno dei capolavori di Giambono, fra i tre appartenenti alla collezione dell’istituzione: la Pala detta del Paradiso (o di Ognissanti), commissionata al pittore veneziano nel 1447 da Giovanni di Francesco Dotti per la chiesa di Sant’Agnese a Venezia su modello della pala realizzata solo due anni prima da Antonio Vivarini e Giovanni d’Alemagna per la chiesa di San Pantalon, presente anch’essa in mostra. Nove dei 13 dipinti in mostra e il Cristo passo di intagliatore veneziano vicino a Giambono costituiscono di fatto una inedita piccola mostra monografica di questo importante e peculiare artista.

L’intervento di restauro sul Paradiso, iniziato nel 2010 e durato 4 anni, ha fatto emergere risultati inattesi e rilevanti riportando in luce un’opera sostanzialmente diversa da quella di tradizione ottocentesca, suscitando quindi numerosi interrogativi. In primo luogo, legati all’identità di chi collaborò con Giambono nell’esecuzione del dipinto, essendo emersa con chiarezza la presenza di mani diverse che hanno agito, pur sempre nella bottega del maestro, con autonomia e autorevolezza. In secondo luogo, l’esito dell’intervento getta nuova luce sul percorso dello stesso Giambono e in generale sulla produzione artistica a Venezia negli anni ’40 del Quattrocento.

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Italian Paleography

FELLOWSHIP: Postdoctoral Scholar in Italian Paleography, Center for Renaissance Studies, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago.

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies, the Postdoctoral Scholar will assist with preparing materials for inclusion in an online handbook for Italian paleography, 1300-1700.

* Assisting with the selection of original source documents for inclusion in the site;
* Preparing database entries for them;
* Drafting reference resources;
* Translating manuscripts and secondary sources into English;
* Encoding the documents and reference resources.

* PhD in field relating to Italian medieval and/or early modern studies (e.g., history, art history, philosophy, literature);
* Exceptional writing and editing skills in English;
* Fluent reading knowledge of Italian in its modern and early forms;
* Experience with archival research in Italy;
* Coursework in paleography in early modern Italian;
* Familiarity with Access database and TEI encoding knowledge preferred (or ability to learn new applications quickly).
* Schedule: Two-year full-time, grant-funded, exempt position; 35 hours a week, Monday- Friday.

First year – health, dental, vision and group life insurance; fifteen vacation days, two personal days and paid holidays. After one year of service – twenty vacation days, long term disability, long term care, and retirement plan available.

Application materials should include cover letter, cv, and contact information for three references and should be sent via email to

Deadline: Priority given to applications received by February 28, 2017. Review will begin March 1, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Borsa di studio per dipendenti museali

FELLOWSHIP: Borsa di studio per dipendenti museali, Bibliotheca Hertziana – Istituto Max Planck, Via Gregoriana 28, Roma.

La Bibliotheca Hertziana – Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell‘arte, Roma, assegna borse di studio trimestrali a funzionari storici dell’arte, dipendenti museali per progetti sull’arte italiana nell’ambito della propria attività lavorativa (ad es. la preparazione di una mostra, la stesura di un inventario ecc.).

I borsisti possono usufruire a pieno titolo di tutti gli strumenti di ricerca della Bibliotheca Hertziana e partecipare alle attività scientifiche dell’istituto. Sono tenuti a soggiornare a Roma per tutta la durata del contratto e a tenere una conferenza finale per presentare gli esiti del loro lavoro. Sono esclusi dalla candidatura i residenti a Roma e provincia.

Le domande, corredate dalla presentazione del proprio progetto di ricerca (max. 3 pagine), dal curriculum vitae e dalla lista delle pubblicazioni vanno indirizzate via e-mail oppure per posta a:
Dr. Susanne Kubersky-Piredda
Senior Scholar
Bibliotheca Hertziana
Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
Via Gregoriana 28
I-00187 Rom

La scadenza per la presentazione di candidature relative al secondo semestre 2017 è il 15 febbraio 2017.

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Representing the Law (Exhibition)


EXHIBITION – Representing the Law in the Most Serene Republic: Images of Authority from Renaissance Venice, Rare Book Exhibition Gallery, located on Level L2 of the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School (127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT), 20 September 2016 – 12 January 2017.

The exhibition draws on the outstanding collection of Italian law books in the Yale Law Library’s Rare Book Collection, along with drawings and medals from the Yale University Art Gallery and reproductions from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. It was curated by Christopher Platts (History of Art, Yale University) and Michael Widener (Rare Book Librarian, Yale Law Library).

During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Venice played a central role in the political and economic affairs of Europe, ruling an empire that extended through northern Italy, the Adriatic, and the eastern Mediterranean. By the year 1500, Venice could claim that it had been a sovereign republic for more than a millennium. Venice was so highly esteemed for its stable government, selfless leaders, and free citizens that it came to be known as “La Serenissima,” the Most Serene Republic.

The exhibition introduces the most significant offices and symbols of the Venetian Republic, and explains how laws were crafted, debated, publicized, and frequently broken. The protagonists are the doge and highest magistrates of Venice, the governors appointed to rule the Republic’s territories, the lawmakers in the Senate, and the lawbreakers, illustrated in finely executed drawings, prints, and numismatic portraits.

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