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CFP: Papal Patronage and Interventions at RSA Conference 2019

Papal Patronage and Interventions | Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference 2019 | Toronto, CA | 17-19 March, 2019

One of the several panels at next year’s RSA Annual Conference will be Papal Patronage and Interventions. From the Schism to the Counter-Reformation, the pope and his court are among the greatest patrons of early modern Europe, seizing upon art and literature as harbingers of Christian order, power, and prosperity. These commissions include a dazzling array of objects, ensembles, and spaces, ranging from miniature vessels to grand palaces – even the renovation of Saint Peter’s itself. We invite proposals for papers that examine the role of artistic and architectural activities in shaping the image, identity, and office of the papacy in the Renaissance. What were the visual, ecclesiastical, and political motors that inspired patterns of patronage? In what ways did these currents stimulate artistic response? What were the stakes of individual objects and monuments commissioned in this heady atmosphere? We conceive of subjects broadly, spanning the European continent from the thirteenth through the sixteenth century.

This panel is sponsored by the Association of Textual Scholarship in Art History.

Please send a short C.V. (no more than one page), a 150-word abstract, and a list of keywords to Tracy Cosgriff (tcosgriff@wooster.edu) and Sara Nair James (sjames@marybaldwin.edu) by July 15.

Annual Hammer Art History Lecture: “Art and Papal Politics in Twelfth-Century Rome” (UCLA January 28, 2016)

SM in TrastevereUCLA Center for Medieval and  Renaissance Studies

Annual Hammer Art History Lecture:  “Art and Papal Politics in Twelfth-Century Rome”

Dale Kinney (Eugenia Chase Guild Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and Research Professor, Bryn Mawr College)

Art and architecture were important vehicles of communication for medieval patrons, including popes. In this lecture, Professor Kinney presents a range of papal images thought to convey political messages, some of which caused international scandals in their own day while others are mentioned only for being pretty. Professor Kinney explores both the twelfth-century context of this art as well as the twentieth-century context that encouraged political interpretations over doctrinal or devotional ones.

Advance registration not required. No fee. Limited seating.

The annual Hammer Art History Lecture is made possible by the Armand Hammer Endowment for the UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies.

Thursday, January 28, 2016  at  5:00 PM  in  Royce 314