Conferences & Lectures


Italian Renaissance Sculpture Conference
8–10 November 2012. Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
. The seventh quadrennial Italian Renaissance Sculpture Conference (aka: Provo/Athens) convened at the University of Kansas 8-10 November 2012. William E. Wallace, Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History at Washington University, delivered a plenary lecture the evening of Thursday, 8 November, followed by a reception. More information.

El Último Rafael / Late Raphael. International Congress
June 26-27, 2012. Centro de Estudios del Museo Nacional del Prado.
Papers given by American, British, and European scholars, including several IAS members, in conjunction with the exhibition Late Raphael on view 12 June through 16 September 2012 at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Click here for the Program.

Attending to Early Modern Women: Remapping Routes and Spaces
June 21–23, 2012. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Attending to Early Modern Women has moved to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  The 2012 theme was “Remapping Routes and Spaces.”  It asked, How did women situate themselves in the early modern world, and how did they move through it, in both real and imaginary locations? How did gender figure in understandings of spatial realms, from the inner space of the body to the outer spaces of the cosmos? How do new disciplinary and geographic connections shape the ways in which we think, write, and teach about the early modern world?  We will consider these issues in relationship to the topics of communities, environments, exchanges, and pedagogies.  More information.

Nexus 2012: Relationships Between Architecture and Mathematics
June 11–14, 2012, Milan. The Nexus conferences are dedicated to explorations of the relationships between architecture and mathematics, through a broad panorama of topics. In the past, these topics have included: symmetry in architecture, projective and descriptive geometry, soap bubbles and minimum surfaces, systems of proportions, geometry and urban design, the development of structural forms, the use of arithmetical, geometrical, and harmonic means, calculations of domes and arches, linear algebra and geometric forms, music theory and architecture, fractals in architecture, etc. Presentations have also included discussions of the work of individual architects, such as Alberti, Palladio, Frank Lloyd Wright; historical periods, such as Roman, Incan and Renaissance; and the application of particular branches of mathematics to architectural design, such as geometry, topology and algebra.  More information.

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