26 Feb Women, Art and Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Friday, February 26 / 2:00 PM – 4:00PM
Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall, 2nd floor
Saturday, February 27 / 9:45 AM – 4:30 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
As the Medieval Studies Program’s major winter quarter event, this colloquium inaugurates, on the American site, a three-year project involving Cynthia J. Brown (French, UCSB) and Anne-Marie Legaré (Art History, Université de Lille-III) supported by the Partnership University Fund/French American Cultural Exchange, to carry out interdisciplinary, collaborative work on “Women, Art and Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe.” A highly published scholar, the keynote speaker, Professor Legaré works on the cultural history of women and the history of the book and of book illumination in the Burgundian Lowlands during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, with a current focus on issues related to female patronge during the late medieval period. Her recent books include Le Pèlerinage de Vie Humaine de la Reine Charlotte de Savoie (2006) and the edited volume entitled Livres et Lectures de Femmes en Europe, entre Moyen Âge et Renaissance (2007). Additional speakers include Noa Turel (History of Art and Architecture, UCSB), Abigail Dowling (History, UCSB), Nicole Archambeau (History, UCSB), Olga Karaskova (Université de Lille-III), Anne Jenny-Clark (Université de Lille-III), Jessica Weiss (History, UCSB).
Sponsored by Medieval Studies, the Graduate Division, the Department of French and Italian, the Department of History, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Partner University Fund/French-American Cultural Exchange.