Medieval-Renaissance Forum: Lia Markey (Newberry Library, Center for Renaissance Studies)

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 4:30pm
The Loria Center
190 York Street, Room 351
New Haven , CT

“Johannes Stradanus’s Nova Reperta(c. 1588), a renowned print series of twenty engravings, represents 19 post-classical novelties as varied as eyeglasses, the cure for syphilis, and the New World.  Through an analysis of the prints, their Latin captions, and their preparatory drawings, Markey examines how the series depicts invention as both global and specifically Florentine to investigate the relationship between innovation and cross-cultural exchange in the late sixteenth century. This talk also acts as a preview to an upcoming exhibition devoted to the Nova Repertaat the Newberry Library in spring 2020.”