Day 2: Early Modern Sensory Encounters Conference

EMSE 2023 Programme

9 June

10:00-11:00 Imperialism/Power

Gabriela C. Rodríguez Lebrón (University of California at Berkeley), ‘“El bosque dividido en islas pocas, / fragante productor de aquel aroma”: Paganism as an Aroma from Western Antiquity Imagined in the Americas’

Alexandros Hatzikiriakos (I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies), ‘The Politics of Water: The Morosini Fountain and Venetian Propaganda in Early Modern Crete’

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-13:00 Impairment/Deception

Barbara Kaminska (Sam Houston State University), ‘Deafness and Muteness in the Early Modern Art Theory’

Marie-Louise Leonard (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), ‘Sensory Challenges in Early Modern Workspaces’

Joanne Allen (American University), ‘“They very often deceived the senses”: Pictorial Illusion and Haptic Proof in Italian Renaissance Intarsia Perspective Panels’

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Gender/Space

Maya Corry (Oxford Brookes University), ‘The Gender of Devotion’

Gillian Hurst (University of Bristol), ‘Clothing and the Senses: Materiality and Spirituality at Syon Abbey’

Julia Rombough (Acadia University), ‘Race, Gender, and Soundscapes in Florentine Institutions’

15:30-16:00 Coffee

16:00-17:30 Making/Materials

François Quiviger (Warburg Institute), ‘Bernard Palissy at the Balet Comique de la Royne (1581)’

Carlo Scapecchi (University of Edinburgh), ‘Re-creating Visual and Tactile Sensory Experiences: Weaving Eastern Mediterranean Carpets in Late Renaissance Florence (1581-1592)’

Moyun Zhou (The University of Hong Kong), ‘Encountering Bronze: The Church of St. Paul’s in the Fortified Macao’