What: A one-day Postgraduate Symposium on ‘Singular Acts’
Where: The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB
When: 16 November 2017
More Information and (free) Registration at: https://warburgpostgradsymposium.eventbrite.co.uk
Warburg Institute Postgraduate Symposium
The Warburg Institute will host its second Postgraduate Symposium on 16 November 2017. This year’s Symposium focuses on particular personalities who acted for or against historical and cultural change. The Early Modern period saw seismic shifts across all aspects of society, ranging from technological developments to new artistic techniques; to innovations in philosophical thought and religious doctrine and scientific discoveries; to social and political movements. This interdisciplinary conference will appraise the extent to which such transformations were triggered or repressed by the acts of individuals such as innovators, pioneers, reformers and censors.
10:15 – 10:30
Professor Bill Sherman (Director of The Warburg Institute)
SESSION 1: Art and Invention
Chair: Lorenza Gay (The Warburg Institute)
10:30 – 10:50
Allegra Baggio Corradi (The Warburg Institute)
A Book, a Bust and a Pelican Pet: Philosophy, Art and Zoology in Niccolò Leonico Tomeo’s Cinquecento Padua
10:50 – 11:10
Mauricio Oviedo Salazar (University of Amsterdam)
The Legacy of the Poeta-theologus: Salutati’s Influence in 15th-century Italian Art
11:10 – 11:30
Response and discussion
11:30 – 11:45 Tea
SESSION 2: Challenging Established Philosophies
Chair: Genevieve Verdigel (The Warburg Institute)
11:45 – 12:05
Maria Vittoria Comacchi (University of Venice)
Marsilio Ficino’s renovatio antiquorum through Leone Ebreo’s Dialoghi d’amore: a philosophical theological Reform before the Reformation
12:05 – 12:25
Salvatore Carannante (Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, Florence)
‘A Mercury sent down by the Gods’: Bruno’s Self-Representation between Ancient Wisdom and Nova Filosofia
12:25 – 12:45
Response and discussion
12:45-14:00 Lunch
SESSION 3: Within/Without Institutions
Chair : Antonia Karaisl (The Warburg Institute)
14:00– 14:20
Sophie-Bérangère Singlard (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
To be an Influential Humanist and to become an Important Name in 16th-century Spain: The Case of Francisco Sánchez de las Brozas
14:20 – 14:40
Hasan Siddiqui (University of Chicago)
Critical Modes of the Scholarly Life in Early-Modern South Asia
14:40 – 15:00
Response and discussion
15:00 – 15:15 Tea
SESSION 4: The Patron and the Poet: self-fashioning in words, art, and music
Chair: Lydia Goodson (The Warburg Institute)
15:15 – 15:35
Elisa Zucchini (University of Florence)
Art and Music in Gran Principe Ferdinando de’ Medici’s Patronage
15:35 – 15:55
James Barry (University of Cambridge)
Vanity Projects: Thomas Lyster’s Fragments (1714) and the commercialisation of individualism in late seventeenth and early eighteenth century print culture
15:55 – 16:15
Response and discussion
16:15 – 17:15
Keynote Address
Dr Ben Thomas (Co-Curator of the 2017 Exhibition ‘Raphael, The Drawings’ at the Ashmolean; University of Kent)
‘Raphael: Singular Acts of Drawing’
17:15 – 17:30
Closing Remarks
Professor Michelle O’Malley (Assistant Director of The Warburg Institute)
17:30 – 18:30 Reception

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