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Department of History of Art


Lent Term 2024


Thursday 25th January, 12:30-14:00. NB This talk will be held in the seminar room of Trinity Hall’s WYNG Gardens, Thompsons Ln, Cambridge CB5 8AQ (a short walk from the College)
Prof. Marcia Pointon (Professor Emerita, University of Manchester)
Stone and its Provocations around 1600: Galileo, the Medusa and the Problem of Intarsio


Thursday 8th February, 12:30-14:00. Trinity Hall, Graham Storey Room
Dr Neville Rowley (Curator for Early Italian Art, Gemäldegalerie, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst, Berlin)
L’origine du monde:Perspective, Cartography, and the Quest for a ‘New World’ in 15th Century Italy


Thursday 7th March, 17:30-19:00. Trinity Hall, Graham Storey Room
Professor Katlijne Van der Stighelen (KU Leuven, Belgium)
An exceptional female artist: the rediscovery of Michaelina Wautier (1604–1689)
Introduced within the context of the new Mappa Mundi from a female perspective, by Sandi Toksvig OBE, Q+ Fellow, Department of Sociology
Followed by drinks hosted by His Excellency Bruno van der Pluijm, Ambassador of Belgium to the United Kingdom
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Conveners: Dr Donal Cooper and Prof. Alexander Marr