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  • Mythical Animals in the Renaissance.

    17 February 2010, by Guillaume Berthon

    Date limite : 12 mars 2010
    The sixteenth century was a period of transition for mythical animals. On the one hand, world exploration and scientific inquiry threw increasing doubt upon the existence of dragons, unicorns, mermaids, etc. But on the other hand, these same creatures flourished in heraldry, emblematics, poetry and novels, and sometimes even zoological tracts. What place did such imaginary creatures have in the sixteenth-century? Did their meaning and symbolism shift during this (...)

  • Censorship, Rewriting, Restoration.

    2 December 2009, by Guillaume Berthon

    The next issue of the Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. Classe di Lettere e Filosofia will devote its monographic section to the censorship of writings and artworks, either as an act of imposition by official powers or as self-censorship. Interdisciplinary articles on patterns and techiniques of recreation, readjustment and reuse of works – or part of them – resulting from the destruction or alteration of the originals, due to censorship, expurgation or damage (incidental or (...)

  • Body on Display from Renaissance to enlightenment.

    5 November 2009, by Antoine Roullet

    Durham University organises a two-day symposium for postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers exploring the visual, material and representational cultures surrounding the inner depths and outer surfaces of the human body, c.1400-c.1800.
    Possible topics might include (but are not limited to):
    Dissection, the medical ’gaze’ and medical illustration
    Corporeality and the flesh in the visual, written and performing arts
    The body in religious iconography, hagiography and religious (...)

  • Rethinking Early Modern Print Culture

    20 October 2009, by Antoine Roullet

    An international and interdisciplinary conference at The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies.
    Victoria University in the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada : 15-17 October 2010
    The view that early modernity saw the transformation of European societies into cultures of print has been widely influential in literary, historical, philosophical, and bibliographical studies of the period. The concept of print culture has provided scholars with a powerful tool for analyzing and (...)

  • The Greek anthology and Renaissance ideas of art.

    14 July 2009, by Guillaume Berthon

    Metochi Study Centre, Limonos Monastery, Kalloni, Lesbos
    University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway
    16-19 May 2010
    The collections of epigrams known as the Greek anthology (the Planudean and later Palatine anthologies) were diffused in Italy by the late Quattrocento, although knowledge of the epigrams can be traced to the previous century. From the 1494 edition of Janus Lascaris the epigrams had a European-wide success, constituting a major object of imitatio, with numerous renderings in (...)

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