Conferences & Lectures - RSA

2021 Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America

Date:
Time:
Location: Virtual

The 2021 RSA annual meeting will take place virtually. Several IAS-sponsored panels that were originally set for the 2020 meeting in Philadelphia will now take place there.

Please join us at the Italian Art Society’s virtual reception on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 6:00PM EDT/3:00PM PDT. For more information, including details about the two types of awards that will be raffled off during the reception and how to RSVP, please click here.

Sessions Sponsored by the Italian Art Society

Session Title: New Perspectives in Italian Art I — Sculpture
RSA virtual meeting room 28; Tuesday, April 13, 2021; 10:00AM–11:30AM EDT
Organizers: Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, University of Vermont, and Ilaria Andreoli, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris
Respondent: Sarah Blake McHam, Rutgers University
Speakers/Papers:
Elena Cera, Università di Padova, “The Putti of the Thrones. A Classical Model for the Renaissance spiritello
Vincenzo Sorrrentino, University of Pisa, “Seeking a Roman Identity: the del Riccio and Michelangelo”
Louisa McKenzie, The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, “Mapping Production: Wax Workshops in Renaissance Florence”
Lindsay Sheedy, Washington University in St. Louis, “A Feast for Worms: The Rise and Fall of the Presepe in Early Modern Naples”

Session Title: New Perspectives in Italian Art II – Iconography
RSA virtual meeting room 28; Wednesday, April 14, 2021; 12:00–1:30PM EDT
Organizers: Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, University of Vermont, and Ilaria Andreoli, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris
Respondent: Bruce Edelstein, New York University, Florence
Speakers/Papers:
Amanda Hilliam, Independent Scholar, “Against Naturalism: Carlo Crivelli’s Artifice”
Bar Leshem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, “‘Warning’ Imagery on Sixteenth-Century Italian Cassoni”
Clarisse Evrard, University of Lille, IRHiS, “A Semiological Approach to the Domestic Universe of Renaissance Italy: Maiolica Services”
Massimiliano Simone, École Pratique des Hautes Études, EPHE, Sorbonne, Paris, “Vulcan’s Polymorphism: The Cases of Villa Farnesina and Furioso”
Caroline Koncz, Ohio State University, “The Price of Preserving Chastity and Paralyzing Masculinity in Jacopo Bassano’s Diana and Actaeon”

Session Title: New Perspectives in Italian Art III – Late 16th Century
RSA virtual meeting room 28; Wednesday, April 14, 2021; 10:00–11:30am EDT
Organizers: Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, University of Vermont and Ilaria Andreoli, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris
Respondent: Comment: Catherine R. Puglisi, Rutgers University
Speakers/Papers:
Angelo Lo Conte, University of Melbourne, “A Visual Testament by Luca Riva, a Deaf and Mute Pupil of the Procaccini”
Aisling Reid, Queen's University, Belfast, “‘Virtù nelle Pietre’: Lithic Agency in Early Modern Italian Culture”
Gabriele Tonizzo, University of Udine, “Between Religion and Politics: The Altarpiece in Venice during Late Mannerism"

Session Title: New Perspectives in Italian Art IV – Patronage
RSA virtual meeting room 28; Wednesday, April 14, 2021; 12:00–1:30PM EDT
Organizers: Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, University of Vermont and Ilaria Andreoli, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris
Respondents: Sheryl Reiss, Independent Scholar and Tracy E. Cooper, Temple University
Speakers/Papers:
Sara Bova, Università IUAV di Venezia, “Cultural and Architectural Syncretism in Quattrocento Rome: Patronage of a Venetian Cardinal, Marco Barbo (1420-1491)”
Eveline Baseggio Omiccioli, SUNY, Fashion Institute of Technology, “When Faith meets Philosophy and Politics: Girolamo Donato at Santa Maria dei Servi in Venice"
Negar Rokhgar, Rutgers University, “Imperial Self-Fashioning and Anti-Ottoman Alliance: Persian Gifts and Embassies in Early Modern Venetian Visual Culture”
Giulia Zanon, University of Leeds, “Cittadini Artistic Patronage within the Scuole Grandi in the Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century Venice”

Session Title: Visual Networks of Healing in Renaissance Italy
RSA virtual meeting room 30; Wednesday, April 21, 2021; 2:00–3:30PM EDT
Organizers and Chairs: Sandra Cardarelli, University of Aberdeen, UK, and Valentina Živković, Institute for Balkan Studies, SASA, Belgrade
Speakers/Papers:
Theresa Flanigan, The College of Saint Rose, “Art, Compassion, and Healing at the Tomb of St. Francis in Assisi”
Louise Marshall, University of Sydney, “Topographies of Salvation: The City Model in Renaissance Plague Images”
Alessandra Foscati, University of Lisbon, “Healing Saints and Disease: Images and Texts”

Session Title: Women and Gender in Italian Trecento Art and Architecture I
RSA virtual meeting room 27; Tuesday, April 20, 2021; 10:00–11:30AM EDT
Organizer and Chair: Judith Steinhoff, University of Houston
Speakers/Papers:
Cordelia Warr, University of Manchester, UK, “Women re/act: Women and Images in Trecento Art”
Angelica Federici, Cambridge University, “Convents, Clausura and Cloisters: Female Religious Patronage in Medieval Lazio”
Janis Elliott, Texas Tech University, “The Art of Royal Propaganda: Recovering the Queen of Naples’ Reputation”

Session Title: Women and Gender in Italian Trecento Art and Architecture II
RSA virtual meeting room 27; Tuesday, April 20, 2021; 12:00–1:30PM EDT
Organizer and Chair: Judith Steinhoff, University of Houston
Speakers/Papers:
Judith Steinhoff, University of Houston, “Up Close and Personal: Gendering Small Devotional Ensembles”
Sarah Wilkins, Pratt Institute, "Late Medieval Vita Panels and Mary Magdalen as a Gendered Model of Penitence”
Erik Gustafson, George Mason University, “In the Footsteps of Women: Gender Segregation or Inclusion in Mendicant Churches”


Officers & Contacts