Friday, May 13, 3:30-5:00pm
Presider: Niall Atkinson, University of Chicago
From the Christianization of imperial Italy to Mussolini’s demolition of large swaths of medieval Rome, creation and manipulation of the urban center has been a constant on the Italian peninsula. This session considers the privileged position of urbanism, notions of urban identity, motives of urban creation, practices of urban space, and modes of urban patronage.
“A Thread in the Urban Fabric: The Parish Church in Medieval Rome”
“Depicting Urban Dominion: The Portrait Medals of Pope Julius II”
“Civic Landscape, Sacred Journey: Tivoli’s Savior Triptych and the August Procession of the Inchinata”