Andrew Ladis Trecento Conference
Andrew Ladis Trecento Conference

Andrew Ladis Trecento Conference

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Tulane University

6823 Saint Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118

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In the spirit of the tradition forged by the late Andrew Ladis and his colleagues at the University of Georgia, an international congress of Trecento specialists will congregate at Tulane University to share their research formally and informally in New Orleans, LA.

The keynote speaker at the Tulane conference will be Marvin Trachtenberg, Edith Kitzmiller Professor of the History of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. The tentative schedule is posted below.

Options for lodgings and food and activities in the area have been posted on the linked Facebook event page and Tulane website:  and will be sent out to registered participants via email in a few weeks.  You will be able to reserve your free tickets beginning May 1st.

Participants will be responsible for securing their own transportation and lodgings.


Andrew Ladis Trecento Conference Preliminary Program

Thursday Evening November 10

Public Keynote address, 6-7 pm. Marvin Trachtenberg, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University

Public Reception, 7-8 pm. Woodward Way


Friday, November 11, Tulane University, Lavin-Bernick Center

9:30-11:00 am, Session 1: Rome

Chair: Sarah Wilkins, Pratt Institute

Damien Cerutti, University of Lausanne, “From Giotto to Masaccio and Masolino.      
Reflections On Two Double-sided Polyptychs in Rome”

Marilyn Aronberg Lavin, Independent Scholar, “Avant-garde Art in the Late Medieval Apse of Santa Maria in Trastevere”

Claudia Bolgia, University of Edinburgh, “The ‘Tabernacles’ War’: Civic Versus Papal Authority in Late Fourteenth-Century Rome”


11-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Session 2: Florentine Architecture

Chair: Max E. Grossman, University of Texas at El Paso

Theresa Flanigan, The College of St Rose, “The Ponte Vecchio: Trecento Architecture as Expression of Florentine Civic Identity”

Lorenzo Vigotti, Columbia University, “Before Palazzo Medici: Earlier Domestic Traditions in Shaping the Renaissance Palace in Florence, 1380-1420”


12:30-1:30: Lunch


1:30-3:30 Session 3: Art and Experience

Chair: George Bent

Karl Whittington, Ohio State University, “Divorcing Bodies from Space in Trecento Painting”

Michael Grillo, University of Maine, “Acting and Seeing: Phenomenology as Key to Trecento Painting”

Meredith Raucher, Johns Hopkins University, “Beyond Blood: The Crucifixus Dolorosus and the Beauty of Christ”

Jessica Richardson, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, “Trecento Artists and Miraculous Images: The Case of Bologna”


3:30-4:00: Coffee Break



4:00 -5:30 pm, Session 4: Art and Architecture for Religious Orders

Chair: Amber McAlister, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Cordelia Warr, Manchester University, “The Franciscan Habit and Trecento Images as Evidence”

Julia Miller, California State University, Long Beach, “ ‘When Their Spouse Appears for the Wedding:’ Humiliati Nuns as Brides of Christ in Text and Imagery”

Erik Gustafson, Fordham University, “The Apostolic Ideal and Roman/Gothic Hybridity in Trecento Architecture”


5:30 pm: Bus will pick up from campus to transport group to NOMA

6:00 pm: Evening Visit to New Orleans Museum of Art

Dinner on your own: Suggestions: NOMA Café, Ralph’s On the Park (reservations essential), or take streetcar back to hotel or French Quarter area



Saturday, November 12: Stone Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University:

9:30-11:00 Session 5: Siena

Chair: Ann Johns, University of Texas at Austin

Mark Rosen, University of Texas at Dallas, “As the World Turns: Revisiting Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Lost Wheel Map in Siena”

Wolfgang Loseries, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, “Venus versus Virgin:Pietro Lorenzetti’s Altarpiece for Siena Cathedral”

Laura Jacobus, Birkbeck College, University of London, “Likeness and Peasants: Porrina degli Albertini in the Collegiata of Casole d’Elsa”


11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30, Session 6: Conservation and Collecting

Chair: Norman Muller, Princeton University Art Museum

Cathleen Hoeniger, Queen’s University, “The Camposanto of Pisa in the Wake of WW2—Loss and Discovery”

Anita Moskowitz, Stony Brook University, “Some Trecento Objects in the Collection of Stefano Bardini: Additions, Subtractions, and Restorations”


12:30-1:30, Lunch, Woodward Way, Woldenberg Art Center


1:30-3:30 pm, Session 7: Materiality and Techniques

Chair: Nat Silver, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Fabio Frezzato, Centro Ricerche del Dipinto, Vicenza, “The Painting Techniques of Fourteenth Century Wall Paintings in Northern Italy”

Nancy Thompson, St Olaf College: “Networks and Materials: Italian Stained-Glass Windows ca. 1280-1400”

Giada Damien, The Morgan Library and Museum, “Studying Drawings of the Italian Trecento”

Bryan Keene, J. Paul Getty Museum, “Anonymity and Choir Book Illumination: The Case of the Master of the Antiphonary of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas”

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break

4:00-5:30 Session 8: Art, War, and Politics

Chair: Philip Earenfight, Dickinson College

Areli Marina, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, “Bellicosity, Virtue, and Sovereignty in the Arts of the Lombard Plain”

Kristen Streahle, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, “St. George and the Triacrian Rebellion: Art in Sicily during the Later Crusades”

Jill Harrison, The Open University, “Partisan Politics and Giotto’s Ognissanti Madonna”


7 pm Group Dinner: Venue To Be Announced


Sunday: Participants Depart


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