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Symposium: Unmapping the Renaissance (Florence, 12-15 March 2015)

initiated and organized by Mariechen Danz (artist), Angelika Stepken (Villa Romana Florence) and Eva-Maria Troelenberg (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut)

The city of Florence is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance. The fact that the economic and commercial power structures that developed during the Renaissance also impelled the colonization of non-European worlds – among other things through linguistic and semiotic hegemony – is to this day rarely incorporated into this Florentine narrative.

Art of Healing. Hospitals in Italy in the Early Modern Era (Summer School at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, 24-30 Sep 2015)

From 24 to 30 September 2015 the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut is holding a summer school on the theme
Art of Healing. Hospitals in Italy in the Early Modern Era 

Re: To attend in New York: International Conference “Italian Jews in Context: Relations, Exchanges, Networks”

This sounds great. I do regret that with all these terrific sessions there is nothing included on visual culture - about which much work is being done ... Jewish-Italian art, architecture, neighborhoods, etc.

I will try to make it to New York for this conference. I do wish I had seen notice of it earlier.

Samuel Gruber

David Forgacs
Marina Spunta

Spunta on Forgacs, 'Italy's Margins: Social Exclusion and Nation Formation since 1861'

David Forgacs. Italy's Margins: Social Exclusion and Nation Formation since 1861. Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 340 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-05217-8.

Reviewed by Marina Spunta (University of Leicester)
Published on H-Italy (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Niamh Cullen