Past Events

Past Events

15th June

Mary Laven, Kings College Medieval questions seminar, invited to respond to an interdisciplinary panel (Professors John Arnold, Nicky Zeeman and Bill Burgwinkle) about Madonnas and Miracles

24th – 27th May

Deborah Howard, The Soundscape of Early Modern Venice, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, keynote speaker, The Acoustics of the Venetian Architectural Environment


Imagining the holy land in the Italian Renaissance home

With Professor Deborah Howard, Department of History of Art.

31/05/2017, 13:15 to 14:00






Everyday miracles

A series of two creative writing workshops

Take a special tour of the Madonnas and Miracles exhibition and explore the Renaissance home where the divine and domestic are intertwined. Followed by a writing workshop.

27/05/2017, 13:30 to 15:30

£20 for both workshops (£15 concessions/Friends)




Madonnas & Miracles exhibition

Madonnas & Miracles: the inside story

With Dr Vicky Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts.


13:15 to 14:00




Madonnas and Miracles

23/05/2017  Tour for Graduate Students, University of Cambridge, MML and Humanities

24/05/2017 Tour for St Catharine’s College Alumni

Dr Abigail Brundin 





Nativity scene

Faith in the Home

Join us for a panel discussion on four different world religions and hear how traditions and personal experiences of faith are revealed in people’s homes today.

24/05/2017, 18:00 to 20:00




Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Madonnas and Miracles

Join curators and staff from the Fitzwilliam Museum to explore this special exhibition through a series of descriptive exhibition highlights in the gallery. Afterwards, there will be a unique opportunity to handle a selection of Italian Renaissance objects.


14:30 to 16:15


Bowl with the Sacred MonogramDomestic Devotions: Thinking with things  

With Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Europe and the Waddesdon Bequest, British Museum.

24/05/2017, 13:15 to 14:00






Everyday Miracles

A series of two creative writing workshops

Take a special tour of the Madonnas and Miracles exhibition and explore the Renaissance home where the divine and domestic are intertwined. Followed by a writing workshop.


13:30 to 15:30

£20 for both workshops (£15 concessions/ Friends)




Museum at night

Late at the Fitzwilliam


Immerse your senses and be transported to the holy home in Renaissance Italy. For one night only experience the Madonnas and Miracles exhibition with added sights, smells, sounds and objects to touch.

A ten-minute introduction to your sensory exhibition experience will be given by Dr Irene Galandra Cooper at 18.00, 19.00 and 20.00.



Sarah Dunant

Conjuring up the past

Join Sarah Dunant – renowned writer of historical fiction, broadcaster and critic – for an illustrated talk. Dunant will show how she uses art and objects to help her enter and conjure up the past.

17/05/2017, 19:00




Virgin and childMuse

The special exhibition Madonnas and Miracles is the starting point for discovering personal objects of devotion from Renaissance Italy. From these intimate art works and objects you can create your own small clay relief, plaque or tile.

19/05/2017, 10:15 to 12:00







Italian keyboard music for devotion and contemplation

Harpsichord recital, programmed to complement the Madonnas and Miracles exhibition, with Dr Gerald Gifford FRCM (Honorary Keeper of Music).

12/05/2017, 13:15 to 14:00








Family reading and praying in the Italian Renaissance Home

Dr Abigail Brundin, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages.

03/05/2017, 13:15 to 14:00









Contemplate our Madonnas and Miracles exhibition, then return to the studio to make your own beautiful icons using gouache paint and gold foil embossing.


10:15 to 12:00






Hymns from the Hearth: Domestic polyphony from the Italian Renaissance


18.45: Doors open (Main Entrance) and pre-concert drinks
19.15: Concert

Designed to complement our Madonnas and Miracles exhibition, this programme explores a different tradition of musicmaking from the grand polyphony of the chapel and cathedral. The Italian lauda (sacred song) provided a rich resource of music and poetry for domestic musical devotion at all levels – from simple, unaccompanied renditions to elaborate polyphony; yet it also influenced the most sophisticated composers of the age. Hear The Clerks vocal ensemble, specialists in the consort music of the Renaissance, perform traditional song, including laude from the collections of Ottaviano Petrucci and Serafino Razzi, and motets by Josquin Des Prez and Palestrina.

£25 (£20 concessions/Friends)


Bronze Arts Awards in a week!

11 – 14 yrs

We express our identities through how we decorate the places we live in and the objects we surround ourselves with. Inspired by Madonnas & Miracles, create your own objects and designs for the home, find out about artists and makers, and share skills to achieve an Arts Award.

04/04/2017 to 07/04/2017

10:15 to 15:00

£85 (4 day course)




A pious home? Italian Renaissance devotional jewellery and amulets

With Dr Irene Galandra Cooper.


13:15 to 14:00




30th March – 1st April 2017

The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, The Palmer House Hilton

Friday 31st March

Panel Title: Possessing Devotion in the Age of Renaissance and Reform I

Chair: Nicholas Terpstra


Deborah Howard, ‘The Role of Images in Domestic Devotion in Renaissance Italy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives’
Mary Laven, ‘The Devotional Lives of Objects in the Italian Renaissance Home’
Abigail Brundin, ‘Books and Readers in Italian Renaissance Domestic Devotion’

8:30 to 10:00am, Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Turnham 1

Saturday 1st April

Series of Panels: Practice and Object-Based Research on Early Modern Material Culture III

Panel Title: Curating Renaissance Objects: Researching, Interpreting, and Exhibiting

Organizer: Mary R. Laven

Chair: Deborah L. Krohn


Maya Corry, ‘Contemplating Devotional Paintings in a Modern Museum Display’

Katherine Tycz, ‘Exhibiting Ugly Things: Bringing Tiny, Quotidian, and Visually Unappealing Objects to Life’

Irene Galandra Cooper, ‘Household Sensations and Ephemeral Things: From the Renaissance to Museum Display’

1.30 – 3.00pm Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Sandburg 2


13th March 2017

Marina Warner, The Flight of the Holy House Nazareth – Loreto – Walsingham

The annual lecture of the Cambridge Italian Research Network with British historian and novelist, Marina Warner.

17:30 to 20:00

£15 (£12 concessions/Friends)



15th March 2017

Introduction to Madonnas and Miracles

Dr Mary Laven and Dr Maya Corry, Co-Curators of the exhibition.

13:15 to 14:00









Prized Prints

Explore special objects in our Madonnas and Miracles exhibition and create prints of your own treasured possessions with artist Caroline Wendling.  8 – 12 yrs,  10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child



Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of miraculous stories.

Family tours with one of our educators will also run at 14.15 & 15.15 (recommended for ages 5+). Tours last 30 minutes, number restrictions apply.


23 February 2017

What is Reformation History now?
Book Presentation of Ulinka Rublack (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Protestant Reformations (OUP, 2016) and roundtable with Gabriel Glickmann, Ulinka Rublack, Mary Laven, Miri Rubin (Queen Mary)
1.30-3.30 in the Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College. Tea and coffee will be served. All welcome.


13th February

Deborah Howard, ‘Madonnas & Miracles: Preview of the Fitzwilliam Museum exhibition’, Circolo Italo-Britannico at the Palazzo Papafava in Venice


27th January

Mary Laven, ‘Miracles and Devotional Renewal in Renaissance Italy’, UCD History Seminar, 4pm, University College Dublin


29th November

Mary Laven, ‘Looking for Religion in the Italian Renaissance Home’, Sinergia ‘Home’ Seminar, University of Bern, Switzerland; 4-6


Tuesday 18th October

‘Madonnas and Miracles: Renaissance Religion on the Move’

Talk about the upcoming exhibition, with drinks reception, hosted by the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Maya Corry, Deborah Howard and Mary Laven

5.30pm – 7pm

Upper Hall, Jesus College


Wednesday 19th October

Mary Laven, ‘Miracles and Devotional Renewal in Renaissance Italy’, UEA Early Modern Research Seminar, ; 5.15, Arts 01.06


7 June 2016

Mary Laven, Workshop on Material Culture and the Emotions at the University of Sheffield


9-10 June 2016

Alessia Meneghin, ‘Chapels and Oratories of Paduan Confraternities in the 15th and 16th Centuries: Private Space for Public Use or Public Space for Private Use?‘, Renaissance Religions II: modes and meanings in history, Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII, Bologna


21 -22 June 2016

Pregare in casa. Oggetti e documenti della pratica religiosa tra Medioevo e Rinascimento, University of Padua

Deborah Howard, ‘La devozione dei Veneziani nelle ville di Terraferma’

Abigail Brundin, ‘La Bibbia nel contesto domestico’

Alessia Meneghin, ‘Fraglie e scuole religiose a Padova fra XV e XVI secolo: qualche considerazione preliminare sui beni di S. Giovanni della Morte e S. Maria Nova d’Ognissanti’

Zuzanna Sarnecka, ‘Le piccole sculture maiolicate ed il loro significato dentro le case marchigiane nel primo Cinquecento’


24th June 2016

Marco Faini, lead a round table discussion on ‘Religion, pensée philosophique et scientifique’  at the study day, ‘Les laïcs et la religion dans l’histoire de l’Europe. Une affaire de liberté(s)?’ organised by Élise Boillet (Université François-Rabelais, CESR, Tours)


19 – 20 May 2016

Abigail Brundin, ‘La bibbia nel contesto domestico’, University of Turin


31 March  – 2 April 2016

The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston

Marco Faini , ‘Living saints, charlatans and domestic devotion in early modern Italy: the case of the Marche’

Katherine Tycz, ‘The Writing on the Wall: Devotional Inscriptions in the Early Modern Italian Home’

Irene Galandra Cooper, ‘Sixteenth-century gossip: witnessing matters of domestic devotion in early modern Italy’

Zuzanna Sarnecka, ‘Devotion through the Glaze. The Della Robbia Production in the Marche’


6-7 April 2016

The Domestic Devotions team will be presenting their work in round tables at the interdisciplinary conference ‘Experiencing Devotion in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Sights, Sounds, Objects’  sponsored by The Humanities Project, University of Rochester School of Arts and Sciences, at the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York

Experiencing Devotion in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Sights, Sounds, Objects – Conference Poster

1846 MAG Conferece Poster v2.jpg copy

13 April 2016

Marco Faini, ‘Healing the Body, Saving the Soul. Miracles, Healings and Other Wonders in the Italian Renaissance.’ University of Warsaw, Artes Liberales Faculty


26 April 2016

Zuzanna Sarnecka, ‘Madonnas and Miracles.  Mounting an Interdisciplinary Renaissance Exhibition’. University of Warsaw, Institute of Art History, 5pm.


2 March 2016

Deborah Howard ‘Recovering the lost soundscape of Palladio’s church of the Redentore in Venice”,  Things, (Re) Constructing the Material World, CRASSH Seminar, 12.20 – 2.00pm, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, convened by Irene Galandra Cooper and Katie Tycz


3 March 2016

Irene Galandra Cooper, ‘Cose di casa’: The Materiality of Devotion in the Sixteenth-Century Neapolitan Home’ , Early Modern European History Seminars,  The Green Room, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Thursday 3rd March 2016 at 1 pm.


9 February 2016

Mary Laven, ‘The Holy Household Revisited: Looking for Religion in the Italian Renaissance Home’, Murray Edwards History Society, Cambridge, 5.30pm


26-27 February 2016

Mary Laven will be participating in a conference on ‘The Space Between: Connecting Microhistory and Global History’ in Venice at the Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, where she will speak in a session devoted to religion.


17 – 18 December 2016

Zuzanna Sarnecka ‘Firing porphyry in the Renaissance ceramic kiln’,  The Matter of Mimesis, CRASSH Interdisciplinary Conference, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, 17th December 10.15 – 12.30


13 November 2015

Irene Galandra Cooper led a group of PhD students from the Courtauld Institute of Art during a study morning at the British Museum in the department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory and will look at Italian Renaissance portable devotional objects. A Medieval Art Research blog recaps this event.


17 November 2015

Marco Faini will give a presentation on postdoctoral funding as part of Cambridge AHRC DTP Research Leadership Workshop 4: Evaluating Funding Bids and Raising Money, Homerton College, Cambridge


26 November 2015

Mary Laven took part in a panel discussion on material culture in the Lloyd Room at Christ’s College, Cambridge at 9pm




14 October 2015

Mary Laven, discussion of early modern devotional objects at round table on ‘Material Culture and the Emotions’ organised by the Royal Holloway Centre for the Study of the Body and Material Culture


28 October 2015

Irene Galandra Cooper, ‘Cose di casa? pratiche e materialità della devozione domestica nella Napoli del Cinquecento’, Seminar Pratiche devozionali a Napoli tra Cinquecento e Seicento, University Federico II, Naples


29 October 2015

Mary Laven, ‘Miracles and devotional renewal in Renaissance Italy’,  Annual Reformation Day Lecture, St Andrew’s University



24-25 September 2015

Abigail Brundin, ‘Reading, marking and sharing books in sixteenth-century Italian convents’, Religious Connectivity in Urban Communities, University of Groningen


28-30 September 2015

The Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference, Oxford University, Brasenose College

  • Abigail Brundin, ‘Domestic Reading in Renaissance Convents
  • Marco Faini, ‘Saints and Charlatans: Devotions, Folklore and the Piazza in Early Modern Italy, the Case of the Marche’
  • Alessia Meneghin, ‘ «Me fu portato uno maschio trovato nella maestà del detto castello»: Piety, Devotional Practices, and Foundling Institutions in Fabriano. The Brefotrofio del Buon Gesù and the Libro dei Butati (1580-1603)



27 August 2015

Irene Galandra Cooper, ‘Cose di casa: licit and illicit domestic piety in Cinquecento Naples‘, XXI IAHR World Congress: Dynamics of Religion: Past and Present; Panel: ‘In the Context of Change: Approaching Emotions and Objects of Material Culture’, Erfurt, Germany.



9-11 July 2015

Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge (Visit the conference page)


15 July 2015

Mary Laven, ‘Objects of Devotion’, Fitzwilliam Museum, 1.15-2 pm. Further information can be found here.



1 June 2015

CIRN Symposium, The Italian Home , Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

  • Abigail Brundin, ‘Devotional Reading at Home in the Renaissance’
  • Irene Galandra Cooper, ‘Popular Prints and Domestic Piety in Sixteenth-Century Naples’
  • Zuzanna Sarnecka,  ‘Visually Plain, Spiritually Enriching. Importance of White in Domestic Devotional Sculpture.’


5 June 2015

Mary Laven, ‘Devotion and Domestic Space’, Renaissance Religions: Modes and Meanings in History conference, Villa I Tatti/Monash University Prato, Day 2, Monash University Prato Centre, 10:30 am


5 June 2015

Irene Galandra Cooper, ‘Qui tollit peccata mundi: Agnus Dei and Devotional Jewellery in Early Modern Italy’, Religious Identities and Material Landscape in Early Modern Europe, Victoria and Albert Museum



16 May 2015

The Venetian Seminar, Sainsbury Institute for Art, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 11:00 am

‘Domestic Devotion: The Place of Piety in the Renaissance Italian Home’

  • Maya Corry, ‘Artistic strategies for guiding devotion: background landscapes and sleeping shepherds in the works of Bellini and the Belliniani
  • Marco Faini, ‘Domestic devotion, artistic patronage and politics in early Cinquecento Venice: Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo and the Contarini family
  • Alessia Meneghin, ‘The Miracles of the Holy Virgin of the ‘Rotonda’ Church in sixteenth-century Rovigo’.



9 April 2015

Istituto Sangalli per la storia e le culture religiose, Florence.

  • Irene Galandra Cooper, ‘Oggetti di pieta’  domestica nella Napoli del Cinquecento’
  • Marco Faini, ‘Miracoli quotidiani, libri d’orazioni, fogli volanti e stampe’
  • Alessia Meneghin, ‘I miracoli cinquecenteschi della Beata Vergine della Madonna del Soccorso di Rovigo


13 April 2015

Zuzanna Sarnecka, ‘Devozione Domestica e terracotta invetriata nel Maceratese’, Palazzo dei Priori, Montecassiano. Lecture at 21.15. Circolo culturale “Angelita Scaramuccia” Montecassiano (MC) con il patrocinio del Comune di Montecassiano



5 March 2015

Abigail Brundin, Marco Faini, & Katie Tycz, ‘Domestic Devotions: the Place of Piety in the Renaissance Italian Home, 1400-1600‘ Italian Department Graduate Research Seminars, Pembroke College, Cambridge, Outer Parlour, 5.00 pm.


26 March 2015

Three Panels at The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Hegelplatz, Dorotheenstrasse 24/1, Berlin

Domestic Devotion in Renaissance Italy I: The Devotional Life Cycle, 8.30- 10.00 am, Chair: Nicholas Terpstra (Toronto)

  • Maya Corry, ‘Boyhood, Adolescence, and the Role of Domestic Devotional Art in Shaping the Soul’
  • Katherine Tycz, ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Women’s Use of Holy Words in Early Modern Italy’
  • Deborah Howard, ‘Devotion in Widowhood’

Domestic Devotion in Renaissance Italy II: Enacting Devotion in the Home, 10.15-11.45 am, Chair: Jane C. Tylus (NYU)

  • Abigail Brundin, ‘“Prayerful reading”: Catholics at Home with their Devotional Books’
  • Mary Laven, ‘Devotion in Bed in Renaissance Italy’
  • Marco Faini, ‘“Questo vostro goffo rosario, & pieno di puzza”: Divergent Devotion and the Private Sphere’

Domestic Devotion in Renaissance Italy III: Production and Consumption of Devotional Objects, 1.15-2.45 pm, Chair: Rachel King (National Museums of Scotland)

  • Zuzanna Sarnecka, ‘“Item una ancona . . . Napoletana”: Documented Domestic Altarpieces in Renaissance Naples’
  • Alessia Meneghin, ‘Devotional Objects and the Monti di Pietà in the Marche, 1400-1500′
  • Irene Galandra Cooper, ‘ “Qui tollit peccata mundi”: The Virtues of the Agnus Dei and Devotional Jewellery in Early Modern Italy’



12 February 2015

Abigail Brundin, ‘Domestic Devotions’, Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures, University College Cork, Ireland, 5.00 pm


12 February 2015

Mary Laven,Miracles and the Devotional Renaissance in Italy’, Trinity Hall History Society, Bridgetower Room, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 6:00 pm.


19 February 2015

Marco Faini, ‘Domestic devotion and devotional readings in sixteenth-century Italy: The case of the Duchy of Urbino’, Italian Renaissance Seminar, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, 5.00 pm.


25 February 2015

Abigail Brundin, ‘“Prayerful reading”: Hierarchies of Devotional Reading in the Early Modern Catholic Home‘, The Relation of Literature and Learning to Social Hierarchy in Early Modern Europe seminar, Wharton Room, All Souls, University of Oxford, 2.00 pm



14 January 2015

Maya Corry, ‘Bodily Beauty and the Shaping of the Soul in Domestic Devotional Renaissance Art’, ‘Devotional Things’ in the Things that Matter, 1400-1900 seminar series at CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences), Cambridge, Alison Richard Building, Room SG1,  12.15 am -2.00 pm

30 January 2015

Irene Galandra Cooper, Katie Tycz, and Zuzanna Sarnecka, presentations at the Religion and Material Culture Workshop, Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 13, seminar room ground floor (0.06), 9.30 am – 5.30 pm



12 November 2014

Domestic Devotions Team, ‘Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home’, New College, Oxford, Sir Christopher Cox Room, Early Modern World Seminar/Early Modern Catholicism Network (TORCH), 11.15 am -1.00 pm

20 November 2014

Abigail Brundin- ‘The Place of Piety in the Renaissance Italian Home’, University of St Andrew’s, Buchanan Room 216, 2.15pm

24 November 2014

Abigail Brundin – ‘The Place of Piety in the Renaissance Italian Home’, Selwyn College, Cambridge, Chadwyck Room, MML Annual General Meeting, 4.00 pm



24 October 2014

Abigail Brundin – ‘Poetry as Devotion: Reading Vittoria Colonna’s Rime Spirituali’, American Academy in Rome, Session 3: La vita religiosa di Vittoria Colonna: la poesia di riforma, 4.15-6.00 pm



26 September 2014

Domestic Devotions Workshop, Jesus College, Cambridge, 9.45 am- 6.00 pm

11 September 2014

Mary Laven- ‘The Place of Piety in the Renaissance Italian Home’, Reformation Studies Colloquium, Plenary Lecture 2, Murray Edwards, Cambridge, 11.00 am -12.15 pm

19 September 2014

Mary Laven- ‘Miracles and the Devotional Renaissance in Italy‘, Leiden Week of Religion, Keynote Lecture 1, Leiden University, Gravensteen 1.11, 3.15-5.00 pm



23 July 2014

Katherine Tycz- ‘“The Word Made Flesh”: Text, Religion, and Women’s Bodies in Early Modern Italy’, Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body conference, Loughborough University, Panel 8, 9.00-10.30 am



3 June 2014

Mary Laven- ‘Jesuit Missionaries in China in the Sixteenth Century‘, IHR/RCA/V&A Early Modern Material Culture Seminar-“Global Encounters”, Victoria & Albert Museum, Seminar Room B, 5.00 pm

4 June 2014

Mary Laven- ‘Wax, Wood and Narrative: the Miraculous Culture of Renaissance Italy‘, Wolfson Humanities Society, Gatsby Room, Chancellors Building, Wolfson College, Cambridge, 6.00 pm (snacks and drinks served from 5.45pm)



1 May 2014

Irene Galandra Cooper – ‘Retouching the Rosary: Devotional Things in Early Modern Italy, Thinking with Things, 1500-1940 workshop, University of Cambridge, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Room SG1/2, Session 1, 2.00-3.30 pm.

6 May 2014

Alessia Meneghin -‘Shopping on a budget in fifteenth-century Florence: affordable fashion and social identity’, XLVI Settimana di Studi, Il commercio al minuto. Domanda e offerta tra economia formale e informale /Retail trade. Supply and demand in the formal and informal economy, 4-7 May 2014, Fondazione Istituto internazionale di storia economica, “F. Datini”, Via ser Lapo Mazzei 37, Prato, 3:00 pm.

8 May 2014

Marco Faini – ‘Written texts and their representations in Renaissance culture’, Italian Department Roundtable with Claudia Tardelli Terry (Cambridge, chair) and Eugenio Refini (Villa I Tatti), University of Cambridge, Pembroke College, 5.00 pm.

10 May 2014

Mary Laven- ‘Materializing piety: The Renaissance rosary in Venice and beyond’, Venetian Seminar, Royal Holloway, University of London, Malet Street, London, Senate House, Room 261, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm.

30 May 2014

Mary Laven- ‘Picturing miracles in Renaissance Italy‘, Visualizing Religious Beliefs conference, Universität Tübingen, Alte Aula, 9.15 – 10.00 am.

30 May 2014

Irene Galandra Cooper – ‘Visualizing the Rosary in Renaissance Italy‘, Visualizing Religious Beliefs conference, Universität Tübingen, Alte Aula, 10.20 – 11.05 am.


2 April 2014

Marco Faini – ‘Domestic Devotions in Early-Modern Italy: Two Case-Studies in Venice and Naples’, University of Buffalo, 930 Clemens Hall, 4.00-5.30 pm.

10 April 2014

Mary Laven – ‘Recording Miracles in Renaissance Italy’, Transforming Information: Record Keeping in the Early Modern World conference, The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH, Session 8, 3.05 pm.

25 April 2014

Katherine Tycz – ‘Devotional Things: Ave Maria, Gratia Plena: An Italian Enthroned Virgin and Child from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Marian Votive Offerings, Thinking with Things, 1500-1940 conference, University of Cambridge, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road,  Session 3, Room: S3, 2.35-3.55 pm.


27 March 2014

Mary Laven – ‘Wax versus Wood: The Material of Votive Offerings in Renaissance Italy’, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting-New York 2014, New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, Concourse Level – Concourse A, 8.30-10.00 am.

18 March 2014

Zuzanna Sarnecka – ‘Protecting the Household from Evil in Early Modern Italy’, conference: Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Spirituality & Visual Culture, University of Cambridge, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres, Lecture Room 9, 11.30-1.30 pm.

17 March  2014

Maya Corry  ‘Leonardesque Beauty and the Philosopher’s Stone: The Spiritual Significance of Alchemical Notions of Gender and Age in Renaissance Italy‘, conference: Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Spirituality & Visual Culture, University of Cambridge, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres,  Lecture Room 1, 2.30-4.30 pm.


25 February 2014

Mary Laven– ‘Wax, wood and narrative: the miraculous culture of Renaissance Italy’
University of Leeds, Room 3.11, Michael Sadler Building, Leeds Interdisciplinary Renaissance and Early Modern Seminar series, 5.15 pm

25 February 2014

Marco Faini– ‘The holy captain. Military command and sacredness in the early-modern age’
Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany, Conference: Books for captains and captains in books: Italo-German conference on the training and image of the military leader during the Renaissance, 9.45 am

24 February 2014

Maya Corry– ‘Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home’
St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, Italian Renaissance Seminar, 5.00 pm

20 February 2014

Alessia Meneghin– ‘Used clothing dealers in early modern Florence: business ventures, shifting values and social mobility’?
Trinity Hall, Cambridge, Leslie Stephen Room, Early Modern European History Seminar, 1.00 pm

5 February 2014

Mary Laven– ‘The Holy Household: The Practice of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home’
St. John’s College, Cambridge, Boys Smith Room, Fisher Building, Early Modern Interdisciplinary Seminar, 12.00 pm



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