Friends of the Courtauld, Spring Lectures: Visualising Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

Lectures are free and open to all, and will be held at
17.30 in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Tuesday, 15 January
Dr Eric Jorink (Researcher at Huygens ING; and Andrew W Mellon Foundation / Research Forum Visiting Scholar, Mellon MA)
Borderline Cases. Art, Science and Religion in the Dutch Golden Age

Tuesday, 29 January
Dr Alexander Marr (Lecturer in the History of Art, 1400-1700, University of Cambridge)
Ingenuity in the Gallery: the Gallery of Cornelis van der GeestRevisited

Tuesday, 5 February
Professor Rose Marie San Juan (Early Modern Italian art and visual culture, University College London)
Wax and Bone: The Re-assemblage of the Body in Early Modern Cabinets of Display

Tuesday, 26 February
Professor Sven Dupré (History of Knowledge, Institute for Art History, Freie Universität Berlin; Research Group Director, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)
Recipes and Images: Writing about the Visual, Visualizing Knowledge in Early Modern Antwerp

Wednesday, 13 March (Note date)
Professor Lorraine Daston (Director, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin; Visiting Professor, Committee of Social Thought, University of Chicago )
Seeing at One Glance: The Synoptic Image in Early Modern Science

The Spring 2013 Friends Lecture Series brings together leading historians of art and of science to consider ways in which knowledge was made visible in Early Modern Europe. The series builds upon and critically engages with Svetlana Alpers’ ground-breaking book, The Art of Describing. Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century (1983). It addresses a range of visual materials, including bone and wax, tables and charts, as well as oil paintings and prints. The lectures will explore the quest for knowledge with reference to physical spaces such as the humanist cabinet, the Kunstkammer and the anatomy theatre. The series is organised in conjunction with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation interdisciplinary MA on < font size="3" face="Arial,sans-serif">Visualizing Knowledge in the Early Modern Netherlands c. 1550 -1730.

Organised by Professor Joanna Woodall with Dr Eric Jorink