Arctic Ink

Research Seminar

  • Date: Apr 16, 2019
  • Time: 11:00
  • Speaker: Christopher P. Heuer
  • Location: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rom
  • Contact: paulinyi@biblhertz.it
 Arctic Ink
When a mysterious cache of sixteenth-century Netherlandish engravings was discovered in the Arctic circle in the nineteenth century, many questions arose.

What do such objects, for example, tell us about narratives of Renaissance globalization? About "cultural exchange" conceptualized not in terms of movement and difference, but of stasis, mundanity, and sameness?

Christopher P. Heuer is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester, where he also teaches in the Graduate Program in Visual Culture. During spring of 2019, Heuer is Bernard Berenson Fellow at Harvard University's I Tatti Center in Florence. His new book about the Renaissance arctic, Into the White, is forthcoming from Zone Books/MIT Press in June.

Scientific Organization: David Zagoury

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