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CFP: Laureatus in Urbe IV (Rome, 27-29 May 2020)

Author: Staff

The D.S.U. of the University of Roma Tre, in collaboration with the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway and Center for Italian Studies and the Centro Pio Rajna, is delighted to renew its annual seminar dedicated to Francesco Petrarca. Paper proposals, accompanied by a title, an abstract (max 750 characters) and a short bio-bibliographical profile (max 500 characters), should be sent to paolo.rigo@uniroma3.it by January 31, 2020. Materials should be sent together in a single pdf file, entitled “Surname_Title”; please send emails with the subject heading: “CFP Laureatus in Urbe.”

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Art historian researches the significance of long-lost Italian murals during yearlong fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study

Author: Brian Wallheimer

Much medieval Italian art from the 13th century is focused on Christianity — paintings and sculptures depicting Jesus, the Virgin Mary, saints, or other Biblical scenes. But murals that were hidden for hundreds of years under layers of whitewash at the Santi Quattro Coronati monastery in Rome are different — in addition to religious iconography, they also depict secular knowledge. Notre Dame art historian Marius Hauknes is fascinated by the significant shift implied by the newly discovered paintings, and he’s spending this year writing a book on the subject after winning a fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

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