This exhibition at the Snite Museum of Art offers a rare opportunity to see thirty-one drawings by the famous 16th-century architect, Andrea Palladio, along with seven books, fifteen models of related buildings, and eight bas-reliefs of some of the drawings (3-D projections of architectural drawings).
Notre Dame historian Thomas F.X. Noble has won the 2011 Otto Gründler Book Prize for his work Images, Iconoclasm, and the Carolingians (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).
The Snite Museum of Art announces the opening of Exercises in Creativity: Italian Drawings, 1500-1800 April 3. This exhibition will provide visitors with an opportunity to gain deeper insights into some of Italy’s best-known masters, including Agostino Carracci, Sebastiano Ricci, and Jacopo Tintoretto. Less familiar artists who are equally representative of the social, political, or theological contexts that gave rise to these “exercises in creativity” will also be included.
Damiano Benvegnù, a student in Notre Dame’s Ph.D. in Literature Program, can point to the moment when he changed his academic focus from astronomy to literature. “Reading William Blake’s ‘Tyger’ in a literature class in my liceo scientifico (high school) was an epiphany. The poem was an amazing feat for Blake in the late 18th century—and then a revelation for me, as a reader, more than 200 years later.”
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Pasquale Massi. Indicazione antiquaria del Pontificio Museo Pio-Clementino in Vaticano - Catalogue indicatif des antiquitès composant le Musèe Pie-Clèmentin au Vatican. Rome: Presso i Lazzarini, 1792. First edition; parallel texts in Italian and French. …
Thomas F.X. Noble, professor and chair in the Department of History, has been selected to receive the 2011 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award.
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Pietro Leone. Distinta relatione delle cerimonie fatte in Roma nell'aprire le Porte Sante delle quattro principali Basiliche per l'anno corrente del giubileo, e particolarmente di quella di S. Pietro in Vaticano…
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Bellori, Giovanni Pietro. Picturae antiquae cryptarum romanarum et sepullcri Nasonum… Rome: S. Michaelis for Hieronymous Mainardus, 1738. Illustrated with 75 engravings, 34 of which are full-page prints. …
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Pietro Bembo. Rime, Le Stanze, De gli Asolani. Venice, Giovanni Antonio Nicolini da Sabbio, 1530. By the year 1530, Pietro Bembo was well known for his editions of Petrarch and Dante, published respectively in 1501 and 1502, and his Prose della volgar lingua…
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Israel Silvestre. Les Eglises des Stations de Rome. Paris, Chez Israel, ca. 1640. Etched and engraved title page with ten consecutively numbered etchings.
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Famiano Nardini. Roma antica di Famiano Nardini. Rome, Gaetano Zenobi, 1704. Includes 16 engraved illustrations, some of which fold out, and 36 woodcuts. Second edition.
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Giovanni Battista Cavalieri. Antiquarum statuarum urbis Romae. Rome, 1569. Bound with: Giovanni Antonio Dosio. Urbis Romae aedificiorum illustriumquae supersunt reliquiae. Florence, 1569.
Thomas F.X. Noble, chair of the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected vice president of the American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA) in 2011 and will become its president in 2012. Noble is a professor of history and former director of the Medieval Institute in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. He has been a member of the ACHA for 35 years and is a past member of its executive council. “I was surprised and delighted to be elected president of the American Catholic Historical Association, not least because I am the sixth historian from Notre Dame to be accorded this honor,” Noble says.
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Francesco Albertini. Opusculum de mirabilibus nouae & ueteris vrbis Romae. Rome, Jacobus Mazochius, 1510.
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Attributed to Gregorio Roisecco. Roma ampliata, e rinovata, o sia nuova descrizione della moderna città di Roma…. Rome, Ottavio Puccinelli for the bookshop of Gregorio Roisecco, 1750. Contains 39 woodcut illustrations.
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Bartolomeo Marliani. Urbis Romae topographia…. Rome, Valerio and Luigi Dorico, 1544. Includes 23 woodcut illustrations. First illustrated folio edition.
One of the world’s leading Dante scholars, Zygmunt G. Baranski, is slated to join the University of Notre Dame faculty next fall as the University’s first Notre Dame Professor of Dante and Italian Studies. Baranski comes to Notre Dame from the University of Cambridge, where, since 2002, he has been the Serena Professor of Italian and, between 2002 and 2006, head of the Department of Italian in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages. “I feel that Notre Dame is exactly the right place for me to be going at this point in my career,” Baranski says.
During the Fall of 2010, Claire Honess, Co-Director of the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, is spending a semester at Notre Dame as a Visiting Scholar, thanks to the award of a Study Abroad Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust in London.
In July, a team of School of Architecture faculty and students led by Professor Krupali Uplekar Krusche traveled to the Roman Forum---the center of political, religious, commercial, and judicial life in Rome---to measure, document, and draw large areas of the historic site. The team used conventional and innovative methods, including a Leica 3-D laser scanner, for measuring and understanding this World Heritage Site.
Serena Professor of Italian and Head of the Department of Italian in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge University, is joining Notre Dame as the 2010 Alberto J. and Helen M. Ravarino Distinguished Visiting Professor of Dante and Italian Studies.