Session Title

Civic Foundation Legends in Italian Art I: Rome and the City-Republics

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Italian Art Society

Organizer Name

Max Grossman

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-El Paso

Presider Name

Judith Steinhoff

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Houston

Paper Title 1

A City Divided: Geographic Hierarchy and Civic Identity in Late Medieval Rome

Presenter 1 Name

Catherine R. Carver

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Paper Title 2

The Ponte Vecchio in Giovanni Villani's History of Florence

Presenter 2 Name

Theresa Flanigan

Presenter 2 Affiliation

College of St. Rose

Paper Title 3

Janus, John the Baptist, and Neptune: Foundation Myths in Medieval and Renaissance Genoa

Presenter 3 Name

George Gorse

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Pomona College

Paper Title 4

Respondent

Presenter 4 Name

Judith Steinhoff

Start Date

15-5-2015 10:00 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 210

Description

This session, one of three that is sponsored by the Italian Art Society, explores civic foundation legends in the art of medieval and Renaissance Rome, Florence and Genoa. The aim is to advance our understanding of the interrelation between civic identity and visual culture while exploring the complex sociopolitical circumstances underlying the manufacture and propagation of historical narratives.

Max Grossman

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May 15th, 10:00 AM

Civic Foundation Legends in Italian Art I: Rome and the City-Republics

Bernhard 210

This session, one of three that is sponsored by the Italian Art Society, explores civic foundation legends in the art of medieval and Renaissance Rome, Florence and Genoa. The aim is to advance our understanding of the interrelation between civic identity and visual culture while exploring the complex sociopolitical circumstances underlying the manufacture and propagation of historical narratives.

Max Grossman