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10th Annual IAS/Kress Lecture in Milan, Italy



Timothy McCall
Villanova University

“‘No Great Sin in a Lord’: Galeazzo Maria Sforza
and the Materiality of Lordship in Renaissance Milan”

Giovedì, 23 maggio 2019, 17.00
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 5 pm
Sala della Passione, Pinacoteca di Brera, via Brera 28, Milano

Galeazzo Maria Sforza’s myriad, splendid garments and adornments materialized courtliness and aristocratic status. Their display was a potent ideological tool wielded by signori to legitimize authority and naturalize hegemony for subjects. As Bernardino Corio asserted, Galeazzo’s court was “one of the most resplendent in the Universe” and truly “splendid beyond measure.” This talk explores the ways that the display and expenditure required to make it so not only fundamentally constituted this duke of Milan’s power, but equally precipitated his downfall.

Timothy McCall is Associate Professor of Art History, and director of the Art History Program, at Villanova University. Hs research centers on Italian Renaissance court art and society, and on visual intersections of power and gender (particularly masculinity) more broadly, in addition to histories of fashion and material culture.

IAS SPRING NEWSLETTER: Check out the IAS Spring 2019 Newsletter for a review of the exhibition Marcello Guasti, Giovanni Michelucci e il Monumento ai Tre Carabinieri plus an exciting update regarding the upcoming IAS/Kress Lecture in Italy, reviews of exhibitions, and other news in Italian art. The next edition of the IAS Newsletter will be published in September 2019 – please contact Newsletter Editor Alison Fleming if you are interested in writing for the next issue!

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies 2020
Submit to IAS by: 10 May 2019 new extended deadline
(Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 7-10 May 2020)
Submit to ICMS by: 1 June 2019

The IAS sponsors up to three linked sessions at the annual meeting of the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS). The Congress is an annual gathering of more than 3,000 scholars interested in Medieval Studies, broadly defined. It features more than 550 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and performances.

The IAS is seeking session proposals that cover Italian art from the fourth through the fifteenth centuries. Members interested in putting together a panel or linked panels should send a brief abstract (250 words max), session title, a short list of potential or desired speakers (they need not be confirmed), the name of the chair(s) with email addresses and affiliation, and a one-page CV.

Submit by 10 May 2019 to programs@italianartsociety.org.

IAS-SPONSORED CONFERENCE SESSIONS: Whether you are making travel plans or trying to decide where you would like to send an abstract, you can find listings of all IAS-sponsored sessions, as well as calls for sessions and papers, linked on our Conferences & Lectures page.

BECOME AN IAS MENTOR. The Emerging Scholars Committee (ESC) invites all mid-career and senior society members to share their expertise with our early-career members. All potential mentors and mentees should take our survey to start the process. Contact Tenley Bick, ESC Chair, with any questions.

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WHAT’S NEW IN ITALIAN STUDIES? Visit our Member Publications page to see recent titles on Italian Art and Architecture. Have a new publication to share? Current members should send information about recent books and articles for inclusion on our Member Publications page. More information.

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Announcements last updated 9 May 2019.