Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Newberry Symposium

"Mechanisms of Exchange: Transmission, Scale, and Interaction in the Arts and Architecture of the Medieval Mediterranean, 1000 to 1500"

Friday, February 25, 2011, 8:45am to 5pm

The Newberry Library, 60 E. Walton Street, Chicago, IL

Organized by Heather E. Grossman, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Alicia Walker, Washington University in St. Louis

Sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library, the Newberry Consortium Committees of UIC and Washington University in St. Louis, and the Dean of the College of Architecture and the Arts, UIC.

The symposium brings together scholars working in art and architectural history and archaeology to consider the mechanisms of cross-cultural exchange in the medieval Mediterranean world, and specifically the question of how styles, motifs, and techniques were transmitted in architecture and the monumental arts versus the portable arts. Speakers include specialists in western European, Islamic, and Byzantine art and architectural history. Speakers will present individual case studies, followed by a roundtable discussion reflecting on methodological questions relating to transmission and scale in interaction.

For the full schedule of the symposium, including abstracts of the papers, please see:



While there is no fee to attend this program, participants must register in advance with the Newberry Library. Use their online form; e-mail renaissance@newberry.org; or call 312.255.3514. Lunch will be provided to registered participants.

Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions are eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs. Contact your Representative Council member for details.

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