11 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019All dayWYNG Gardens, Trinity Hall, Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ

Description

Please email the Project Administrator, Anna Seecharan, to register your interest for this event, at ats52@cam.ac.ukThe conference will be free to attend and catering will be provided across the two days. 

 

Convenor

Alexander Marr (University of Cambridge)

 

Summary 

This two-day conference, exploring ingenuity in early modern art and science, is the concluding conference for the five-year ERC-funded project Genius Before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science, based at CRASSH.

 

Sponsors

This event is part of the ERC-funded project Genius Before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science

 

 

Funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ ERC grant agreement no 617391.
 

Keynote Speakers

Simon Schaffer is professor of History of Science at the University of Cambridge. In 2016 he co-edited The material culture of enlightenment arts and sciences (Palgrave Macmillan) and in 2018 published Late enlightenment crises of facts.

 

Michael Cole's recent publications include the book Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the art of the figure (2015), the article 'Vincenzo Danti's Deceits' (with Diletta Gamberini, 2016), and an essay on 'The Technical Turn' (2018). With Alessandra Russo, he is currently co-directing a Getty Connecting Art Histories project on Spanish Italy and the Iberian Americas. His next book, a monograph on Sofonisba Anguissola, will appear from Princeton University Press later this year. He teaches at Columbia University, where he is currently Department Chair.

 

Ann-Sophie Lehmann studied in Vienna and Utrecht, where she received her PhD in 2004 and worked at the Department of Media & Culture Studies until 2014. Since 2015, she holds the chair of art history & material culture at the University of Groningen. She researches how materials, tools, and practices partake in the meaning making of art and studies the history and theory of material education.

 

Alexander Marr is Reader in the History of Early Modern Art at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall. He is the Director of the ERC-funded project Genius Before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science. His most recent book is Logodaedalus: Word Histories of Ingenuity in Early Modern Europe (2019), co-authored with Raphaële Garrod, José Ramón Marcaida and Richard Oosterhoff. His current research is on early modern visual wit, including studies of Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein the Younger.

Programme

Day 1 - Thursday 11 April
9:00 – 9:30

Registration & Coffee

9:30 – 9:45

Opening Remarks

9:45 – 11:15

Keynote

 

Simon Schaffer (University of Cambridge)

‘Newtonian ambiguities: between ingenuity and genius’

 

Chair: Alexander Marr (University of Cambridge)

11:15 – 11:30

Coffee

11:30 – 13:00

Session 1

 

Chair: Andrés Vélez Posada (University of Cambridge)

 

Simon Gilson (University of Oxford)

Ingegno in Dante and his commentators’

 

Rocio Gutiérrez Sumillera (University of Granada)

'Poetic ingenio in early modern Spain: Huarte de San Juan and the examen de ingenios'

 

José Ramón Marcaida (University of St Andrews)

Ingenio: variations on a theme in the writings of Juan Eusebio Nieremberg’

13:00 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Session 2

 

Chair: Richard Oosterhoff (University of Edinburgh)

 

Raphaële Garrod (University of Oxford)

‘Food for thought: ingenuity and medical musings on copia in Rabelais’

 

Katie Chenoweth (Princeton University)

Imitatio and inimitability: Du Bellay’s genius’

 

Kathryn Murphy (University of Oxford)

Saywhat: coining, inkhorns, and the minglemangle of English

15:00 – 15:15

Coffee

15:15 – 16:45

Session 3

 

Chair: Sietske Fransen (Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome)

 

Richard Oosterhoff (University of Edinburgh)

‘Exemplary ignorance: ingenuous dialogue in the Renaissance’

 

Thomas Colville (University of Cambridge)

‘Disingenuous ingenuity and the seventeenth-century fair’

 

Marta Cacho Casal (University of Cambridge)

‘Annibale Carracci and the culture of ingenuity’

16:45 – 17:00

Coffee

17:00 – 18:30

Keynote

 

Michael Cole (Columbia University)

‘The ingenuity of Sophonisba Anguissola’

 

Chair: José Ramón Marcaida (University of St Andrews)

Day 2 - Friday 12 April
9:00 – 10:30

Keynote

 

Ann-Sophie Lehmann (University of Groningen)

‘Virtuous materials’

 

Chair: Irene Galandra Cooper (University of Cambridge)

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee

10:45 – 12:15

Session 4

 

Chair: Katherine Reinhart (University of Cambridge)

 

Beate Fricke (University of Bern)

‘Creation and creativity in the Holkham Bible’

 

Irene Galandra Cooper (University of Cambridge)

‘Brilliant objects and spirited matter in early modern Italy’

 

Fabrizio Bigotti (University of Exeter)

‘Gravid with consequences: ingenuity and imagination as plastic forces in the early modern period’

12:15 – 12:20

Pause

12:20 – 13:00

Plenary Session

 

Chair: Alexander Marr (University of Cambridge)

 

Paul Binski (University of Cambridge)

‘Bach, genius, and self-inscription’

13:00 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Session 5

 

Chair: Thomas Colville (University of Cambridge)

 

Anna Grasskamp (Heidelberg University / Hong Kong Baptist University)

‘Ingenious jokes: Asian shells, Scherzbecher and ornament prints in sixteenth-century Nuremburg’

 

Allison Stielau (University College London)

‘Hammer and punch: Jan Lutma’s Opus Mallei

 

Andrés Vélez Posada (University of Cambridge)

‘Ingenuities of the Earth: productivity, knowledge and the mining of nature’

15:00 – 15:15

Coffee

15:15 – 16:45

Session 6

 

Chair: Marta Cacho Casal (University of Cambridge)

 

Maurice Saß (University of Hamburg)

‘Lethal ingenuity? Dürer’s Head of a stag

 

Shira Brisman (University of Pennsylvania)

‘Christoph Jamnitzer’s precarious wit’

 

Hannah Murphy (King’s College London)

‘“To Subtle ends”: the margins of ingenuity in early modern Dutch calligraphy manuals’

16:45 – 17:00

Coffee

17:00 – 18:30

Keynote

 

Alexander Marr (University of Cambridge)

‘Holbein’s Wit’

 

Chair: Timothy Chesters (University of Cambridge)

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