The following scholars have been selected as the 2015 Samuel H. Kress Fellows at the Medici Archive Project.
Hannah Wirta Kinney is a DPhil candidate in History of Art at Oxford University. Her dissertation, “Reproducing History: Moulds, Models, and Ideas of Patrimony in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Florence," explores the circulation of copies of sculpture in a range of materials from bronze to sugar. She received her MA in 2014 from the Bard Graduate Center with a thesis on the Doccia factory's full-scale porcelain casts after antique sculpture. She completed her BA at Sarah Lawrence College in 2008. In addition to her work on Florentine sculpture, Hannah has an interest in the use of new media forms for museum interpretation and scholarly publication. As a MAP fellow she will be primarily researching the ritual of obtaining a license for the casting of sculpture in the Grand Duke's possession.
Victoria Addona is a PhD student in the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, where she is completing a dissertation on the collaborative practices and pedagogical activities at the Medici court architect Bernardo Buontalenti’s informal school. She completed a BA in Art History at McGill University in 2010, and received an MA in Art History and Theory from the University of British Columbia in 2012. Her MA thesis focused on the concepts of pictorial illusionism and architectural license as evinced by the painted facades in Cinquecento Venice. She has interned at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, and will hold a visiting fellowship at Villa I Tatti in Spring 2016.
CONFERENCE: BEYOND THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES - FINAL NETWORK EVENT (see program)
Senate House, London: 5 May 2015, 9:30 - 17:30 Hosted by the School for Advanced Study, University of London, this is the final event of the ESF-funded Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities (NeDiMAH.eu) which has been chaired by the UK from 2011-15. The event will review the lessons that have emerged from the work of NeDiMAH and other current initiatives in the UK and elsewhere, but will also look forward to key emerging challenges and opportunities.
Alessio Assonitis will be participating at the roundtable on creativity and cultural heritage
Università Ca' Foscari (Aula Mario Baratto), Venezia: 15 May 2015, 10:00 - 17:30 Piergabriele Mancuso, who has co-organized this conference with Giovanni De Zorzi, will be delivering a paper entitled: Mi-mizrah u me-ma'arav ('Da oriente e da occidente'): la musicologia ebraica e la 'scoperta' del Levante mediterraneo
WORKSHOP: APPROCHES DES HUMANITÉS NUMÉRIQUES DANS LE ÉTUDES DE LA RENAISSANCE (download program)
Institut d'Études Avancées de Paris: 3 April 2015, 2:00 Hôtel de Lauzun, "Salle de Gardes", 17 quai d’Anjou, 75004 Paris
Brian Sandberg will be hosting a workshop on BIA entitled: Digital Humanities Approaches to Renaissance Studies
LECTURE: “Self-Fashioning a Cultural Persona: News, Objects and Books in the (Digital) Archive of Cosimo I de' Medici, 1537-1574”
Monday, 23 March 2015: 12:45 Deepartment of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University Room 3.e4.sr03 - Via Roentgen, 1, Milano Alessio Assonitis
CONFERENCE: SPLENDID ENCOUNTERS III: Diplomats and Diplomacy in the Early Modern World (download program) Sponsored by the European University Institute, the Medici Archive Project, and the Premodern Diplomats Network: European University Institute: Fiesole, 5 & 6 March 2015
Thursday, 5 March 2015 Department of History and Civilization, Villa Schifanoia, “Sala Europa" 16.00 - Presentation Digital Humanities & Early Modern Diplomacy Samuel Morrison Gallacher
CONFERENCE: BIG DATA AND THE FUTURE OF RESEARCH IN THE DIGITAL AGE (download program) A Collaborative Symposium of The Israel Young Academy and The German Young Academy | Jerusalem, February 17-19, 2015
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 18:00 Keynote Address Big Data vs. ‘Slow Data’: The Medici and the Future of Early Modern Archives Alessio Assonitis
WORKSHOP: PUBLIC HISTORY AND THE MEDIA (download program) European University Institute: Fiesole, 11-13 February 2015
Thursday, 12 February 2015 Historical Archives of the European Union, Villa Salviati 11.45-13.15 Session 6 - Digital Archives The Medici Archive: Private Collection and Public Use Alessio Assonitis
EMW: the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women recently honored Sheila ffolliott with a “Lifetime Achievement Award.”She just completed her term as President and Past President of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference and has just assumed the Presidency of the American Friends of Attingham, which supports the work of The Attingham Trust, a British educational trust that organizes specialized residential courses to study British country houses, their collections and settings, and the history and contents of British royal palaces.