Co-sponsored by the Medici Archive Project's Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists and the Biblioteca Domenicana in Santa Maria Novella, this conference, which will be held at the library at Santa Maria Novella, highlights new research on artistic production in female monastic communities since the early Renaissance until the Napoleonic suppression. Demolishing older notions of enclosure as an absolute barrier between nuns and the world outside, recent research on social and religious aspects has begun to reinsert the convent within the wider networks of patronage and economic life in the early modern state, and to reposition it within larger civic and ecclesiastical discourses. This approach can also be applied to the study of nun artists. By studying nun artists and their activities within broader issues impacting their contemporary society and its material culture, we hope to arrive at a clearer understanding of the significance of nuns’ artistic production.
The Medici Archive Project (MAP) is pleased to announce a new scholarly initiative: the Eugene Grant Research Program on Jewish History and Culture in Early Modern Europe (JHP). Thanks to the generous lead support of MAP board member Eugene Grant, as well as the support of other board members and donors, this program has been established to raise awareness among academic audiences about the great potential of unpublished documentary material on Jewish culture that is found in the Medici Granducal Archive. This archival collection contains circa four million letters from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries covering nearly every aspect of political, diplomatic, economic, artistic, scientific, military and medical culture not only at the Tuscan Court, but also throughout Europe and the Mediterranean world. During the course of the next three years, this program will accomplish a number of scholarly initiatives: making unpublished historical documents on Jewish history available on BIA, organizing conferences and talks in Europe and the United States, and publishing original scholarly research. The director of this program, Dr. Piergabriele Mancuso, will lead a team of postdoctoral fellows, junior scholars and interns and will be based at the Medici Archive Project at the Archivio di Stato in Florence.
Museo delle Cappelle Medicee - Florence - 26 March - 6 October 2013
March 26, 2013
Le prime sezioni dell'esposizione saranno dedicate all'educazione del futuro papa. Fin dalla nascita a contatto col colto entourage umanistico sostenuto dal padre, Giovanni venne educato dai più importanti letterati e fu in rapporto con i maggiori artisti del tempo fra i quali il giovane Michelangelo.
Miguel Taín Guzmán (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)
March 18, 2013
La Ciudad de Santiago de Compostela en 1669. La "peregrinación" del Gran Príncipe de la Toscana Cosimo III de Medici
Prólogo de Antonio Bonet Correa. En esta monografía, el profesor Taín nos describe los pormenores de la estancia del Príncipe Cosimo de Medici en la ciudad de Apóstol a finales del siglo XVII, escrutando las actividades que desarrolla así como los recorridos que realiza y las personas con las que se entrevista.