It's a Riot! Lecture series on protest from medieval piazzas through early modern graffiti to Punk

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October 9, 2017 to December 4, 2017
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies

It's a Riot! Spaces and Images of Protest, from the Renaissance to the Modern Day


The series is organised by Dr Guido Rebecchini (Courtauld Institute) and Filippo de Vivo (Birkbeck, University of London). 


9 October 2017: Professor Peter Burke (University of Cambridge), 'Protest on the Piazza: Early Modern Revolts and a Few Later Ones'

6 November 2017: Professor Samuel Cohn (University of Glasgow), 'City walls, piazze, hoods, flags, and bells: The Topography of Late Medieval Protest'

13 November 2017: Professor Maartje van Gelder (University of Amsterdam), 'From Graffiti to Riots: Contested Space in the Renaissance City'

27 November 2017: Professor Ilaria Favretto (Kingston University), 'Protest in Movement: Marching in the Modern City'

4 December 2017: Professor Eric de Chassey (INHA, Paris), 'What Punk does to Art History/What Art History does to Punk'


All lectures begin at 6pm and take place in the Kenneth Clark

Follow the link below for further information.


Everyone welcome!


Contact Info: 

Filippo de Vivo (Birkbeck, University of London)

Guido Rebecchini (Courtauld Institute)

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