EMA Newsletter: 30 September 2016

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30 September 2016

CALLS FOR PAPERS AND APPLICATIONS

Work, Play & Protest: Ephemeral Architecture & Temporary Structures, 1500-c.1900

The call for applications for the course entitled “Work, Play & Protest: Ephemeral Architecture & Temporary Structures, 1500-c.1900” (ongoing acceptance of applications, Oxford, UK) is available here and under “Calls for Books, Articles…” in “Research.”

Enchanted Isles, Fatal Shores:  Living Versailles

The call for papers for the conference entitled “Enchanted Isles, Fatal Shores:  Living Versailles” (due 30 Oct, Canberra, Australia) is available here and under “Calls for Books, Articles…” in “Research.”

CONFERENCES AND LECTURES

The Renaissance Society of America 2017 Conference

Information on the Renaissance Society of America 2017 Conference (30 Mar-1 Apr, Chicago, Illinois, USA) is available here and under “Conferences, Lectures…” in “Research.”

Visions of Apotheosis and Glory on Painted Ceilings:  From Rubens’ Banqueting House, Whitehall to Thornhill’s Painted Hall, Greenwich

Information on the lecture entitled “Visions of Apotheosis and Glory on Painted Ceilings:  From Rubens’ Banqueting House, Whitehall to Thornhill’s Painted Hall, Greenwich” (11 Oct, London, UK) is available here and under “Conferences, Lectures…” in “Research.”

EXHIBITIONS

“The Inspection of the Curious”: The Country-House Guidebook c. 1750-1990

Information on the exhibition entitled “‘The Inspection of the Curious’: The Country-House Guidebook c. 1750-1990” (5 Sept-6 Jan, London, UK) is available here.

NEWS IN THE FIELD

Cappella del Crocefisso in S. Martino in Siena Now Attributed to Borromini

Joseph Connors (Harvard) and Machtelt Brüggen Israëls (Amsterdam) have conducted research to reveal that the Cappella del Crocefisso in the Sienese church of S. Martino was designed by Borromini. For more details, click here.

17th-Century Roman Architectural Cabinet Acquired by the Getty

The Getty Museum has acquired an early 17th-century pietre dure architectural cabinet, initially made for Pope Paul V.  For more details, click here.

17th-Century Brazilian Jesuit Ruins Useful for Mapping Historical Magnetic Fields

The ruins of the 17th-century Jesuit mission of Santo Ângelo in Brazil can be used to map historical magnetic fields because magnetite in the clay realigned in accord with the magnetic forces of the earth when the bricks and pavers for the building were fired.  For more details, click here.

 

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