Ecologies and the Making of Place in Visual and Material Culture I+II

Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting
Panel organized by Davide Ferri (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut / University of Bern) and Lunarita Sterpetti (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut)

Weimin Chu, Upernavik, 2019. (Photograph by Weimin Chu, 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest)




2:30 PM
The Palace of Ottaviano (Naples): Place, Ecology, and Heritage
Lunarita Sterpetti (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut)

2:50 PM
Embracing the Sea: Environmental Metaphors in Renaissance Venice
Toni Veneri (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

3:10 PM
Tabarca: Geo-Aesthetics and Insularity in the Seventeenth Century
Davide Ferri (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut / University of Bern)

3:30 PM
Floating Islands, Shifting Currents: Mapping the Gulf South before 1700
Leslie A. Geddes and Adrian Anagnost (Tulane University)


4:30 PM
Gerard David's Bricks: Facture of Ruins in Early Netherlandish Painting
Haohao Lu (Vassar College)

4:50 PM
The Sacro Monte of San Vivaldo and the Cultivation of Environments for Immersive Devotion
Catherine O'Reilly (Boston University)

5:10 PM
Whose Places, Whose Catastrophes… (And What May Art History Have to Say About Them)
Gerhard Wolf (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut)

11 March 2023, 2:30pm

San Juan, Caribe Hilton - Salón Caribe - Gran Salón Los Rosales (Garage)

Participating in RSA San Juan 2023 requires RSA membership and conference registration.




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