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34th Annual Symposium – Florence Graduate Program in Italian Renaissance Art

December 4, 2020 at 1:00pm4:00pm EST

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You are cordially invited to the 34th Annual Syracuse University Florence Graduate Symposium. Register for the virtual event.



Session I: The Sacred and the Secular in Sixteenth-Century Florence & Rome

  • Courtney Mengel-Vincenzo Danti’s Beheading of St. John the Baptist and the Continuation of Decapitation Imagery Under Cosimo I de’ Medici
  • Kathryn Siede-Surpassing Antiquity: Giambologna, Giovanni Caccini, and Grand Duke Ferdinando I de’ Medici’s Hercules and a Centaur
  • Allison Carter-A Clash of Angels and Demons in the Vatican: Vasari’s Chapel of Saint Michael for Pope Pius V
  • Christine Staton-The Nectanebo Lions on the Fontana dell’Acqua Felice: Egyptian Revival in Rome for Sixtus V

*20-minute intermission*

Session II: Race, Religion, & Gender

  • Katherine Torrey-The Black Christian Donor in Italian Depictions of the Miracle of the Black Leg (1370-1470)
  • Tara White-Donna con Donna and the Masculine-Feminine Dichotomy: Mythological Images from Sixteenth-Century Fontainebleau and Northern Italy
  • Gwendolyn Zwirko-Garofalo’s Ecclesia Slaying Synagoga: Living Cross Iconography and Judeo-Christian Relations in Cinquecento Ferrara
  • Giselle Hobbs-Conceptions of Women: Casserius’s Engravings of the Dissected Gravid Uterus in De formato foetu (c. 1600)


This event was first published on November 24, 2020 and last updated on November 25, 2020.

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