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HistAntArtSI - Historical Memory, Antiquarian Culture, Artistic Patronage: Social Identities in the Centres of Southern Italy between the Medieval and Early Modern Period
news 06/04/2016 - 07/04/2016

HistAntArtSI Colloquium / Antiquity in Italy (1 BC – 1800): Continuities and Refractions

London, The Warburg Institute
Organized by Francesco Caglioti and Bianca de Divitiis


6 April 2016
Keynote Lecture (14.00-15.00)
Isabella Lazzarini, Y-a-t’il un État de la Renaissance? Myth and Reality of the Italian Renaissance

Session 1 (15.30-16.30)
Chair: Jill Kraye
Filippomaria Pontani, From Isis to Isis: Classical Past and Cultural Memory in Late Antique Rome
Francesco De Angelis, “Like Visitors in Our Own City”: Ancient Antiquarianism and the Topography of Rome

Session 2 (17.00-18.30)
Chair: Jill Kraye
Sible L. de Blaauw, An Experimental Papal Mausoleum? Emperors and Popes in Late Antique Rome
Julian Gardner, Off-shore Thinking: Insular Observers of Rome and Antiquity
Tanja Michalsky, “Italia illustrata”: the Interpretation of Ancient Territory in the Works of Flavio Biondo and Leandro Alberti

7 April 2016
Session 3 (10.15-11.15)
Chair: Caroline Elam
Howard Burns, Readings, Re-creations and Uses of Antiquity: the Case of Venice and the Veneto Cities.
Bianca de Divitiis, Ancient Origins, Medieval Past and Modern Creations in Renaissance Southern Italy

Session 4 (11.45-12.45)
Chair: Caroline Elam
Francesco Caglioti, Modern Sculpture and Ancient Models in the Roman Curia in the Early Renaissance
Guido Rebecchini, Ars simia naturae: Titian, the Laocoon and the Imitation of the Antique

Session 5 (14.00-15.00)
Chair: Sheila McTighe
Tomaso Montanari, Civic Identity and Archaeology in Rome in the Modern Age: the Third Mile of the Via Appia
Tod Marder, What did Antiquity mean to Bernini

Session 6 (15.30-16.30)
Chair: Sheila McTighe
Susanna Pasquali, The Fate of the Pantheon in Rome as Debated in London in 1757
Anna Ottani Cavina, “Vivere all’antica”: the Past as a Model for Aesthetic Renewal

Conclusions (17.00-18.00)
David Abulafia
Nicholas Penny

Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance
Warburg Institute