IAS at SCSC (Sixteenth Century Society & Conference)
Each year, the IAS seeks session proposals that address any issue relevant to Italian art and architecture during the long sixteenth century. The Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC) was founded to promote scholarship on the early modern era (c.1450-1600), actively encourages the participation of international scholars as well as the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community. See below for more information on current, upcoming, and past IAS participation at the Sixteenth Century Society Annual Conference.
SCSC Annual Conference, Bruges, Belgium, 18-20 August 2016
In addition to a reception co-organized by the IAS at the Groeningemuseum on 19 August, the society also sponsored two sessions were at the recent SCSC Conference in Bruges.
Co-opetition: Testing the Bounds of Cooperation and Competition
Organizer: Alexis R. Culotta, American Academy of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. Read abstract
This session aims to advance this initial exploration by inviting paper topics that work to apply this theory of co-opetition to the larger field of early sixteenth-century Italian artistic and architectural production as a nuanced engagement between the parameters of competition and cooperation, examining instances where normally competitive forces chose to work in tandem to achieve an ultimate artistic goal. Papers could trace this theme within a singular work that exhibits these tensions to a larger negotiation, for example, one that occurs between workshop participants or large-scale commissions. The goal of this session is to better elucidate this term in its applications to art and architecture and to assess more globally its validity in such applications to the working relationships of sixteenth-century figures.
Alexis Culotta, American Academy of Art, “Co-opetition and Its Basis in Renaissance Art History: An Overview”
Anne E. Proctor, Roger Williams University, “Co-opetition on Display: Florentine and non-Florentine Sculptors and the Studiolo of Prince Francesco de’ Medici”
Saida Bondini, Courtaud Institute of Art, “Oltra le lode, un presente onoratissimo: Networks of Family Patronage and Two Bolognese Churches”
The Holy Republic of Venice
Organizers: Allison Sherman (Queen’s University) and Eveline Baseggio Omiccioli (State University of New York, FIT)
Chair: Patricia Fortini Brown (Princeton University, emeritus). Read abstract
This panel addresses the ways in which Venice promoted its portrayal as the “santa Repubblica”, to quote Marino Sanudo, during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. The papers consider Venice’s astute capacity for identity formation, examining a variety of mechanisms – treatises, ritual, relics, hagiography, painted votive images, miraculous and antiquarian objects – involved in codifying and disseminating an image of itself as a New Jerusalem. This panel seeks to stimulate a timely discussion of historical instances of cultural appropriation, revival, rivalry, exchange and preservation during times of geopolitical and religious conflict, particularly between the East and West.
Giada Damen, The Morgan Library & Museum, “Relics of the Antique Gods in Sixteenth Century Venice”
Chiara Frison, Centro Studi Medievali e Rinascimentali “Emmanuele Antonio Cicogna,” “La nobil [et sancta] cità de Venetia” in Giorgio Dolfin’s Chronicle”
Janna Israel, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Renewing the Santa Republica: The Translation of St. Athanasius to Venice”
Each year, the IAS seeks session proposals that address any issue relevant to Italian art and architecture during the long sixteenth century. The Sixteenth Century Society & Conference (SCSC) was founded to promote scholarship on the early modern era (c.1450-1600), actively encourages the participation of international scholars as well as the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community. IAS members interested in putting together a panel or linked panels (even roundtables are possible) should send a brief abstract (250 words max), session title, a short list of potential or desired speakers (they need not be confirmed), the name of the chair(s) with email addresses and affiliation, and a one-page CV to the IAS Program Committee Chair at email@example.com. The conference this year will be held 26-29 October 2017. The deadline for submissions of session proposals to the IAS is 17 March 2017. See our submission guidelines for eligibility requirements to propose a session for IAS at SCSC.