Conferences & Lectures - RSA

2018 Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America

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Location: New Orleans

Sessions Sponsored by the Italian Art Society

Session Title: Beyond Scylla and Charybdis: Exchanges Between Early Modern Sicily, Spain, and North Africa I
The Chicory, The Gallery
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 9:00-10:30am
Organizers: Cristelle Baskins, Tufts University and Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Case Western Reserve University
Chair: Daniel Hershenzon, University of Connecticut
Speakers/Papers:
Alessandro Vanoli, Independent Scholar, "Hercules in Sicily: The Mediterranean Past in Fifteenth-Century African and Spanish Sources"
Lori di Lucia,University of California, Los Angeles, "Between Sainthood and Slavery: Early Modern Palermo and the Mediterranean-Saharan Slave Trades"
Lamia Balafrej, University of California, Los Angeles, "Sugar and Marble: The Labor of Diplomatic Exchange in the Early Modern Mediterranean"

Session Title: Beyond Scylla and Charybdis: Exchanges Between Early Modern Sicily, Spain, and North Africa II
The Chicory, The Gallery
Thursday March 22, 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm
Organizers: Cristelle Baskins, Tufts University and Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Case Western Reserve University
Chair: Borja Franco, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Respondent: Avinoam Shalem, Columbia University
Speakers/Papers:
Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Case Western Reserve University, "Architectural Traffic Between Sicily and North Africa"
Antonio Urquízar, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, "Early Modern Spanish Descriptions of North African Architecture"
Cristelle Baskins, Tufts University, "The King of Tunis in Black and White"

Session Title: New Directions in Representation of the Italian Landscape I: The Functions of Landscape
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 3, 3rd Floor - Magazine Room
Friday, March 23, 2018,11:00 am-12:30 pm
Organizers: Sarah B. Cantor, University of Maryland, University College and Melissa Yuen, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Chair: Sarah B. Cantor, University of Maryland, University College
Speakers/Papers:
Chloé Pelletier, University of Chicago, "Background & Landscape: Environmental Painting in the Quattrocento"
Anna House, University of South Carolina, "The City and its Other: Landscape and Sixteenth-Century Cartographic Practice"
James Harper, University of Oregon, "Virtual Duchy: Francesco Mingucci’s Landscapes for Pope Urban VIII and the Devolution of Urbino"


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