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Andrew Ladis Memorial Trecento Conference

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This is the second biennial Andrew Ladis Memorial Trecento Conference.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

MFAH, specific space TBD

6:00-7:00: Keynote Lecture:Engaging audiences with the Trecento”

Dr. Caroline Campbell, The Jacob Rothschild Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500, The National Gallery, London

Introduction by David Bomford, Chairman of Conservation and Audrey Jones Beck Curator of European Art


A reception will follow the talk

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

MFAH, American General Room & adjacent space

8:30-9:20: Coffee and Breakfast

9:20-9:30: Welcome and opening remarks

9:30-11: Session 1

PAINTING IN FLORENCE & NEARBY TOWNS

Chair: Bryan Keene

George R. Bent, Washington and Lee University, Jacopo, Niccolò, and Paintings in Books for S. Maria degli Angeli

Laura Leeker, Ohio State University, The Problem of Narrative at San Francesco in Pistoia

Cathleen Hoeniger, Queen’s University, Rising from the Rubble of WWII: The Trecento Altarpiece of Impruneta

11-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30: Session 2

FRIARS

Chair: Ann Johns

Amber McAlister, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, The Bodies and Blood of Christ and the Virgin at Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Cordelia Warr, Manchester University, Color and Cut in the Franciscan Habit

12:30-1:00: Presentation of the volume of the papers from the 2016 conference

1:00-2:00 lunch

2:00-3:30: Session 3

THE VENETO & NORTHERN ITALY

Chair: Sarah Wilkins

Ana Munk, University of Zagreb, Painted Tombs for Saints in Medieval Venice: Pictorial Narratives and their Social Function

Anna Majeski, Institute of Fine Arts/American Academy in Rome, Cosmos and Community at the Palazzo della Ragione in Padua

Erik Gustafson, Locating the Duomo of Milan in the European Trecento

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break

4:00-5:30: Session 4

TRANSCULTURAL TRECENTO STUDIES

Chair: Gail Solberg

Christopher Wilke Platts, Yale University, Establishing the International Patronage of Paolo Veneziano: New Case Studies from France and Croatia

Vera-Simone Schulz, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Textiles, Transcultural Art History and Trecento Painting: Local and Global Entanglements Between the Arts

Lorenzo Vigotti, Columbia University, Ilkhanid-Italian Relationship During the Trecento: Persian Medieval Prototypes for Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence

6:00-7:00: viewing of Strauss Galleries with David Bomford

7:15+ dinner

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

UH Campus: Dudley Recital Hall & foyer

9:00-9:30 Coffee and Breakfast

9:30-11:00: Session 5

SIENA & ITS CONTADO

Chair: Max Grossman

Gilbert D. Jones, Case Western Reserve University, Edges and Borders in Trecento Italian Art: Pseudo-Kufic in Duccio’s Maestà

Wolfgang Loseries, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz — Max-Planck-Institut, Sienese Altarpieces for the Dominican Church in San Gimignano: News on Bartolomeo Bulgarini, Bartolo di Fredi and Taddeo di Bartolo

Sandra Cardarelli, University of Aberdeen, The Lignum Crucis and the Veneration of the Cross in the Contado of Siena: Unmasking Some Neglected Images in the Cathedral of Massa Marittima

11:00-11:30: Coffee Break

11:30-1:00: Session 6

ART & POLITICS

Chair: Janis Elliott

Elena Brizio, Georgetown University - Fiesole, Visual Representation of Women's Legal Duties in Medieval Siena

Sarah Kozlowski, University of Texas, Dallas/Edith O’Donnell Institute for Art History, Stone, Flesh, Paint: Fictive Porphyry Versos in a Group of Panel Paintings from Angevin Naples

Cathleen A. Fleck, St Louis University, Art of an Emblematic King: Robert I of Naples as King of Jerusalem in the Fourteenth Century

1:00-2:00: lunch

2:00-3:30: Session 7

NARRATIVE

Chair: Michael Grillo

Claire Jensen, University of Toronto, The Reliquary Column of the Flagellation: A Case for Narrative Reliquaries

Karl Whittington, Ohio State University, Diagramming Triumph in Trecento Painting: Augustine, Thomas, and the Spectrum of Allegory

Luca Palozzi, University of Edinburgh, The New Time of the 1310s

3:30-4:00: Coffee Break

4:30-6:00: Session 8

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON FAMILIAR WORKS

Chair: Holly Flora

Sonia Chiodo, Università degli Studi Firenze, Giotto's Portrait of Dante: A New Perspective

Theresa Flanigan, The College of St. Rose, Giotto's Naturalism and Medical Science in Padua

Patricia Simons, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Altar as Stage: Visual and Material Conditions of the Dramatized Nativity from the Late Dugento to the Early Quattrocento

6:30+ Concluding dinner

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