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Every Tuesday, Map Forum presents a varied selection of the newest and innovative scholarly projects led by specialists of the early modern era within a global framework. Our open-access webinars offer a diverse array of content, including interactive conversations with authors discussing their most recent publications, stimulating roundtable discussions, informative insights into ongoing exhibitions by curators, and enlightening project reports from scholars contributing to the global discourse on early modern art and history. Our shared goal is to disseminate knowledge to create an environment that not only informs the audience about recent developments and publications but also encourages live interactions with event organizers and authors, fostering engaging conversations that uphold principles of inclusivity and free access for all participants.

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Philippe de Champaigne, "Moses Presenting the Tablets of the Law," 1648, Milwaukee Art Museum

MAP FORUM 2023-24 - Tuesday Talks
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What’s in store for Fall 2023:

MAP Forum

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September 19 – Marietta Cambareri 

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September 26 – Loretta Vandi

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October 3 – Erin Giffin

 

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Special Event:

October 5 – Skill versus Luck in Technology Today

3-5 pm (ET)

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October 10 – Piergabriele Mancuso & Alice Legè 

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October 17 – Stefanie Siegmund

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October 24 – Vasileios Syros

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October 31 – Aoife Brady

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November 7 – Antonia Fondaras

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November 14 – Elizabeth Pilliod

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November 21 – Kyna Hamill

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November 28 – Shannon McHugh

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December 5 – Jasmine Cloud

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December 12 – Andaleeb Banta

Q&A Host: Christina Faraday

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Special Event:

December 19 – Gift-Giving in the Archives (Part I)

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What’s in store for Winter & Spring 2024:

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January 2 – Gift-Giving in the Archives (Part II)

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January 9 – Patricia Fortini Brown

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January 16 – Irene Fosi

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January 23 – Francesca Fiorani

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Special Event:

January 30 – Roundtable

“Migration Patterns in early Modern Italy”

Erith Jaffe-Berg, Rosa Miriam Salzberg, and 

Katalin Prajda

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February 6 – Adelina Modesti

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February 13 – Jill Pederson

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Special Event:

February 20 – Roundtable

“Slavery in the Medici Tuscany”

Mark Rosen, Tamar Herzig, Stephanie Nadalo

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February 27 – Timothy McCall

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March 5 – Peta Motture

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March 12 – Alina Payne

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March 19- Roundtable 
“Exploring Innovative Approaches to Teaching Italian Renaissance Art” 
Eric Hupe & Fabrizio Nevola

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March 26 – Ilaria Bernocchi

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April 2 – Nelleke de Vries

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April 9 – Sandra Suarez

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Special Event:

April 16- Roundtable

“Gendered Early Modern Jewish World”

Serena Di Nepi, Bernard Cooperman, and 

Germano Maifreda

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April 23 – Steven Cody

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Special Event:

April 30 – Roundtable

“Medici Florence as the Center of News”

Paola Molino, Davide Boerio, and Nina Lamal 

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May 7 – Jacki Musacchio

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May 14 – Tamara Smithers

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May 21 – Francesca Bregoli

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May 28 – Rebecca Arnheim
 
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What’s in store for 2022:

Tuesday Ten Talks

 

September 6 – Joanne Allen

September 13 – Emanuel Buttigieg

September 20 – Massimo Bomboni

September 27  – Alessio Assonitis

October 4 – Remi Chiu

October 11 –  Sharon Strocchia

October 18 – Cammy Brothers

October 25 – Alessio Assonitis 

November 1 – Adriana Concin

November 8 – Michael Stolberg

November 15 – Diana Presciutti

November 22 – Clement Godbarge and Oscar Schiavone

November 29 – Bryan Brazeau

December 6 – Erin Benay

December 13 – Allie Terry-Fritsch

December 20 – C Jean Campbell

December 27 – Katherine Bentz

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What’s in store for 2023:

Tuesday Ten Talks

January 3 – Piergabriele Mancuso

January 10 – Laura Overpelt

January 17 – Bruce Edelstein

January 24 – Cristelle Baskins 

January 31 – Kelley Di Dio

February 7 – Brendan Dooley

February 14 – Piergabriele Mancuso 

February 21 – Lorenzo Vigotti

February 28 – Sarah McBryde

March 7 – Deborah Anne Blocker

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March 14 – Sarah Blake McHam 

March 21 – William Barcham

March 28 –Sheryl Reiss  

April 4 – Kenta Tokushige

April 11 – Ozden Mercan and Maria Pavlova

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April 18 – Roberta Olson

April 25 – Laura Ingallinella

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May 2 – Catherine Turrill Lupi

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May 9 – Marcello Simonetta

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May 16 – Davide Trentacoste

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May 23 – Mila Fumini

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May30 – David Lines

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June 6 – Julie James

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June 13 – Dru Swadener

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June 20 – Karen LIoyd

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June 27 – Davide Boeri

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Previous Talks

September 22, 2020: Alessio Assonitis – MAP

The Life of Cosimo I de ‘Medici in Ten Documents

Watch the recorded talk

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September 29: Sheila Barker – MAP

Did Flowers Have a Renaissance?

Ten Insights into Early Modern Botany and Gardening

Watch the recorded talk

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October 6: Mark Spyropoulos – MAP

Ten Steps to Recovering Lost Music of the Medici

Watch the recorded talk

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October 13: Alessio Assonitis – MAP

 Ten Astonishing Documents in the Medici Archives:

Fake News, Incredible Events, Mind-Blowing Marvels

Watch the Recorded Talk

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October 20: Cristiano Zanetti & Sheila Barker

* co-organized by TACITROOTS *

 Galileo Between Craft and Court: A Constellation of

Ten Documents

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October 27: Gabriele Mancuso – MAP

 A Visit to Ten Spaces in the Florentine Ghetto

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LECTIO MAGISTRALIS

November 3: John T. Spike

Amazing Grace: Caravaggio’s Later Paintings

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November 10: Alessio Assonitis – MAP

* Hosted by the Grolier Club *

Cosimo I de ‘Medici: Bibliophile and Grand Duke

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November 17: Maurizio Arfaioli – MAP 

Strange Weapons, Strange Users: Ten Highlights

from the Medici ‘Armory’

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November 24: Sheila ffolliott – MAP

Catherine de ‘Medici: Ten Revealing Letters about

an Accidental Queen

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December 1: Sheila Barker – MAP

* Hosted by GemX *

Tales of Potable Gold, Pregnancy Stones,

and Other “Pearls” from the Medici Archives

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December 8: Aimee Ng & Alessio Assonitis

* co-Organized with the Frick Collection *

Casting the Medici:

Ten Famous Medici in the Scher Collection

of Commemorative Medals

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December 15: Brendan Dooley – MAP

The World (According to Early Modern News Reports)

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December 22: Alessio Assonitis and MAP Staff

What the Medici Ate:

Ten Menu Suggestions for the Holidays

Watch the Recorded Talk

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January 5, 2021: Carla D’Arista – MAP Series Author

Botticelli and the Pucci-Bini Wedding of 1484

in Ten Documents

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January 12: Sheila Barker – MAP

  * Hosted by the Grolier Club *

Cristofano Bronzini on Women’s Dignity and Nobility:

a Monument of 17th-Century Feminism 

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January 19: Łukasz Hajdrych

“That she bewitched my son …”

Poland’s Early Modern Witch-Trials

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January 26: Tamar Herzig

The Life of a Jewish Artist in the Renaissance

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February 2: Antonia Fondaras – MAP

Piero di Cosimo’s Santo Spirito Visitation Altarpiece in

10 Questions

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LECTIO MAGISTRALIS

February 9: Philip Mansel

Louis XIV and the Power of Women

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February 16: Sheila Barker – MAP

Ten Recent Discoveries About Artemisia Gentileschi

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February 23: Negar Rokhgar

Early Modern Visions of Persia: Ten Objects in

Italian Collections

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March 2: Gabriele Mancuso – MAP

Ten Famous (and not-so-famous) Jews in the Medici Archive

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March 9: Jesse Locker

Ten Images from the Last Will and

Testament of Luca Riva, A Deaf Artist in Spanish Milan

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March 16: Sheila Barker – MAP

Co-Organized by the Edinburgh Early Modern Network

Plague, Art, and Empathy in an Age of Individualism:

Raphael’s ‘Pathosformel’

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March 23: Maurizio Arfaioli – MAP

The Memory of the Condottiere: 

Giovanni de ‘Medici (‘ Giovanni of the Black Bands’) in the Medici Archives

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March 30: Mark Spyropoulos and Vox Medicea – MAP

The Forgotten Sacred Music of the Medici

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April 6: Carole Dagher

Lebanon in Italy, Italy in Lebanon, Part I:

The 1613-1615 Stay of Prince Fakhr-el-Din at the Medici Court

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April 13: Julia Vicioso – MAP

The Arrival of Renaissance Architecture in the New World

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April 20: Gregory Buchakjian

Lebanon in Italy, Italy in Lebanon, Part II:

Italian Baroque Paintings in Beirut

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April 27: David Drogin

Medieval and Renaissance Bolognese Professors’ Tombs:

Images of Authority 

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May 4: Sheila ffolliott – MAP

Caput Mundi: The Medici in Rome 

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May 11: Linda Wolk-Simon

Ten Meditations on Bronzino’s Portrait of Andrea Doria

(Or, Why It Is Not a Portrayal of Neptune)

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May 18: Corey Tazzara

Tolerance and Trade in Livorno, 1600–1750

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May 25: Beth Glixon

A Father and Daughter Speak: Giulio and Barbara Strozzi’s Opus 1

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June 1: Lorenz Böninger

* Hosted by the Grolier Club *

Niccolò di Lorenzo della Magna: the Social World of Renaissance Printing

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June 8: Brian Brege

The Empire That Wasn’t: The Grand Duchy of Tuscany’s Global Ambitions

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June 15: Alexander Röstel

The House and Collection of Giuliano, Antonio and Francesco da Sangallo

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June 22: Sheila Barker – MAP

‘The Immensity of the Universe “: Giovanna Garzoni in Ten Documents

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June 29: Alessio Assonitis – MAP

Notes from the Director: the Future of the Renaissance

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August 31: Carlo Falciani

The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570

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September 7: Kate Lowe 

Consciousness of the World: A Papal Official in 1590s Lisbon

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September 14; Stephen J. Campbell

Towards a New Geography of Art in Italy, 1400–1600

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September 21: Rosamond Mack

Verrocchio’s Art of Dressing: Sculpture Traditions Updated 

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September 28: Ross King

The Bookseller of Florence:

The Story of the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance

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September 30: Özden Mercan

An hors-série lecture co-organized with the Levantine Heritage Foundation

From Constantinople to Livorno:

Merchants, Migration, and Transfer of Technologies

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October 5: Lorraine Karafel 

Tapestries for a Medici Pope: Raphael’s Grotesques for Leo X

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October 12: Jennifer Sliwka

A Florentine Vision of Paradise: Recontextualizing Francesco Botticini’s Assumption at the National Gallery

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October 21: Natalie Tomas

A Life in Letters:

Maria Salviati de ‘Medici as Wife, Widowed Mother and Lady Dowager

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November 2: Carol M. Richardson

Bernini’s Revenge?

Art, Sex and Religion in St. Peter’s, Rome

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November 9: Rebekah Compton

Art for Hermits: Medici Devotion and the Camaldolese Order

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November 16: Jonathan Ligrani

The Residue of Performance:

Scribal Symbols, Print Standardization, and the Florentine Madrigal

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November 23: Michelle O’Malley

Botticelli and Workshop Management in the Renaissance

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November 30: Anthony Russell

The Rewards of Virtù and the Religion of Art in Vasari’s Lives: The Case of Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi

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December 7: Kirstin Noreen

The Sancta Sanctorum in Rome and the Reframing of 

the Middle Ages in the Renaissance

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December 14: Ethan Kavaler

Sex and Death in Renaissance Kassel: The Remarkable Tomb of Philip the Magnanimous

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December 21: Thomas Golsenne

Carlo Crivelli and Mystical Materialism in 15th-Century Italy

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December 28: Sara Mansutti

Cosimo Bartoli in Venice:

Humanist, Cultural Broker and Informer in the Service 

of the Medici

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January 4: John Henderson MAP

Imagining the Pox in Renaissance Italy

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January 11: Erin Giffin

The Holy House of Loreto and Its International Replicas

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January 18: André Belo

The Arrest of the False King Sebastian by 

Ferdinando I de ‘Medici in 1601

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SPECIAL EVENT

January 24: Dennis Geronimus, Martin Kemp, Catherine Puglisi, Robert Simon, and Alexander Röstel

A Roundtable Discussion on Botticelli’s Man of Sorrows

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January 25: Elizabeth Currie

Fashion Hits and Misses during the Reigns of the 

First Medici Grand Dukes

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February 1: William Connell

The Secretary’s Last Rites: 

Machiavelli on his Deathbed

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February 8 – Joseph Eliav

Ten Queries about Renaissance Galleys

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February 22 – Babette Bohn

Rediscovering the Women Artists of Bologna

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March 1 – Diego Pirillo

Renaissance Refugees:

Religious Migrations in Early Modern Italy

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March 8 – Marcello Simonetta

The Gianfigliazzi Papers:

A New Source About Duke Cosimo’s Ciphers and Spies

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March 15 – Timothy McCall

Renaissance Men’s Fashion:

Ten Decisive Details

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LECTIO MAGISTRALIS

March 22 – Alison Brown

Piero di Lorenzo de’ Medici:

Playing the Role of Prince in a Republic

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March 29 – Patricia McCobb

Diomede Leoni and his Horti Leonini in San Quirico d’Orcia

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April 5 – Fikri Cicek

A Circulation of Chemical Medicine from the Tuscan Court to Ottoman Syria and Kurdistan:

Recipes, Practitioners, and Artisans, 1613-1639

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April 12 – Elizabeth Cleland

Catherine de ‘Medici and Her Valois Tapestries

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April 19 – Robert Simon

An Incomplete Damnatio Memoriae:

Recovering a Portrait of Camilla Martelli,

the Second Wife of Cosimo I de ‘Medici

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April 26 – Rebecca J. Long

 El Greco and Italy

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May 3 – Janis Bell

Leonardo Manuscripts in Milan:

Mystery, Murder, the Medici, and Missed Opportunities

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May 10 – Adelina Modesti

The Strategies of Female Patronage:

Vittoria della Rovere, Grand Duchess of Tuscany

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May 17 – Joel Schwindt

Monteverdi and Striggio’s Orfeo:

Modern Music, a Pre-Modern Play, and an Academy in

Search of an Idealized Past

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May 24 – Elizabeth Pilliod

Fact over Hearsay, Inuendo and Slander:

Pontormo at San Lorenzo. The Making and Meaning of

a Lost Renaissance Masterpiece

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May 31 – Sheila Barker

Ten News Stories about Bernini: An Early Journalistic Celebrity

An Early Journalistic Celebrity

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June 7 – Sabine Van Sprang

Theodoor van Loon, a Forgotten Talent between Rome

and Brussels

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June 14 – Brian Sandberg

Crusading Culture and Religious Violence in the

Early Modern Mediterranean

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June 21 – Johanna Vernquist

Poet-Philosopher Gaspara Stampa and the Early Modern

Debate on Love

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June 28 – Robin O’Bryan

Dynasty and Dwarfs in Medici Art:

Ten Illustrative Works

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