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#RenSA20 Special Events

Roundtable on Jesuit Art: New Objectives, Future Orientations

All are welcome to this special event taking place Wednesday, 1 April 2020 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s University (Google Maps Link).

The panel will include:
Ralph Dekoninck, Catholic University of Louvain
Walter Melion, Emory University
Jeffrey Muller, Brown University
John O’Malley, S.J., Georgetown University
Jeffrey Chipps Smith, University of Texas at Austin

Chair: Mia M. Mochizuki, Independent Scholar

This panel is generously co-hosted by St. Joseph’s University Press (Joseph Chorpenning, O.S.F.S.) and the Journal of Jesuit Studies (Robert Maryks).

Graduate Student Reception

The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania will host a reception for graduate students from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 April 2020. More information forthcoming.

Special Exhibition

The Kislak Center will also be mounting a special exhibition, Making the Renaissance Manuscript: Discoveries from Philadelphia Libraries, which will be available for viewing before, during, and after the RSA Annual Meeting. More information forthcoming.

Renaissance Dance Workshop

Wednesday, 1 April 2020
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Old Pine Church
412 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Google Maps)

Taught by Kaspar D. Mainz (Leipzig University) and Dorothy Olsson (New York Historical Dance Company).

Supported by the Renaissance Society of America, with generous support from an anonymous donor.

Dance played a prominent role in European courts of the Renaissance period, both in social and theatrical settings. Diverse dances from the fifteenth through the early seventeenth centuries will be explored in this workshop, including Bassedanse, Pavan, Branles, Alman, Measure, Galliard, and Canario. Other topics will also be considered: costume, etiquette, dance sources, and the dance music. Illustrations of the period, showing dance notation, dance sources, and costumes will be available. Participants should wear comfortable low-heeled shoes. No prior dance experience is necessary!

Participants must be post-doctoral scholars, and space is limited to twenty-five; RSVPs are required. RSVP on the Eventbrite listing page.

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