Conferences & Lectures - RSA

2021 Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America

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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.

Sessions Sponsored by the Italian Art Society

Session Title: New Perspectives in Italian Art I — Sculpture
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
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
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
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
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
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
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”


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