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New England Renaissance Confereance 2013 -- Thresholds of Faith and Fantasy
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When: 11/16/2013
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New England Renaissance Conference 2013: Thresholds of Faith and Fantasy: Spiritual Journeys and Real Spaces

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Mandel Center for the Humanities, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 

9:15-10:00 Participant welcome and registration

10:00 -- 12:15 Morning Session: Body and Spirit in Counter-Reformation Rome Moderator: Pamela Jones, University of Massachusetts, Boston Vittoria Colonna: A Life in Letters Ramie Targoff, Brandeis University The Tactile Beauty of Vittoria Colonna in Paolo Giovio's Notable Men and Women Kenneth Gouwens, University of Connecticut Michelangelo's Pietà for Vittoria Colonna and Sculptors’ Drawings in the Renaissance Oliver Tostmann, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

12:15-1:15 Lunch in Mandel atrium

1:15 -- 3:15 Afternoon Session: Sacred and Profane Geographies Moderator: Michael Randall, Brandeis University Landscape, Mapping and Reform in Gregory XIII's Sala Bologna Nadja Aksamija, Wesleyan University A Roman Holiday: Du Bellay’s Cartography of Exile Tom Conley, Harvard University Venice's Floating Arcadia Jodi Cranston, Boston University

3:45-5:00 Keynote address: From Image to Language: Three Vignettes of Work in Transition Leonard Barkan, Princeton University

5:00-7:00 Reception integrated with concert: One Little Room an Everywhere: Voyages of Discovery in a Small Chamber A one-hour interactive program with wine and refreshment, capping a full day of scholarly discovery Nota Bene viol consort: Sarah Mead, Joanna Blendulf, Wendy Gillespie, Emily Walhout; w/ guest Jason McStoots, tenor.

Pre-registration is requested by November 8, 2013: To register: send e-mail to Faculty and Professionals $10 registration fee to be paid at door; students and Brandeis affiliates free For venue/ campus directions, see:

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