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The Italian Renaissance from Latin American Perspectives
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4/22/2015 to 4/24/2015
When: 4/22/2015

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See the I Tatti website abstracts, poster, program, and live streaming for “El Renacimiento italiano desde América Latina” (Oaxaca, Mexico, 22-24 April 2015).

This conference, organized by the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM and Villa I Tatti, examines the Italian Renaissance from Latin American perspectives. Scholars from many countries and disciplines explore how Renaissance ideas and knowledge were transferred, used, examined, assimilated or rejected in Latin America, from the 16th century to the present. Most studies of the Renaissance that address what is now known as Latin America have focused on European perspectives. This research explores how European visions and conceptions of the world were changed by the discovery and occupation of a new continent, an area that presented an unknown and immense territory of geographies, civilizations, and objects. This conference aims to draw attention to Latin American views on the Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 13th to the 17th centuries, and to examine the distinctive and original transformations of the Renaissance in Latin America.

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