Past Events

April 9–10, 2021
We are proud sponsors of Reconsidering Raphael, an online conference hosted by Vassar College, Department of Art. The two-day event will take place April 9–10. Free conference, registration required. For more information, visit the conference website.

April 13–15; April 20–22, 10:00–3:30 EDT (7:00–10:30 PDT), 2021
Renaissance Society of America 67th Annual Conference Meeting. See RSA conference website for registration and information. We will be sponsoring one session for this year’s RSA meeting. To learn more, click here.

April 15–16, 2021
“The Reading of Books is a Pernicious Thing”: Restoration Women Writers and Their Readers, A Virtual Conference at The Huntington Library. Free conference. For registration and information, visit:

April 23, 10:30 am PDT, 2021
Society for the History of Collecting
Maria Beatrice Failla, “The Collections of Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy and the circulation of Caravaggesque works between Naples, Sicily and Spain at the beginning of the seventeenth century.” Free event. For registration and more information, visit the Society’s events page.

April 30, 9:00 am–1:00 pm PDT, 2021
Symposium in Homage to Michel Jeanneret (1940–2019), hosted by the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies. Free event. For information and registration:

May 18, 2021
Dante’s Intent Geometer: ‘alta fantasia’, vision, and creation in medieval poetry
The Dartmouth Comparative Literature Department welcomes you to join its Annual Zantop Memorial Lecture with speaker Mary Carruthers (NYU) on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12:30pm EST via Zoom. Pre-registration required. Please go to the following link to register:
Mary Carruthers is the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Literature and Professor of English, emerita, at New York University. Her research interests lie in the psychological, socio-cultural, and textual aspects of medieval rhetoric in the Latin traditions, in reading practices deriving from monastic meditation and prayer, and in questions of literacy and orality in various medieval literary cultures, clerical and courtly. Her published monographs include, The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture and, The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages, among others. Carruthers was elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020. Click here for the event flyer.

August 13, 2021
Nahua Voices on the Conquest of Mexico: “De cómo los españoles conquistaron a la ciudad de México” Book 12, Florentine Codex
Online event
Live public reading of Book 12 of the Florentine Codex in Nahuatl, Spanish, and English. Co-presented by the Getty Research Institute (GRI), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Biblioteca Nacional de Antropología e Historia and in conjunction with the GRI’s Florentine Codex Initiative and LACMA’s exhibition Mixpantli: Space, Time, and the Indigenous Origins of Mexico.
Information and Registration:

September 17–18, 2021
Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines: Exhibitions in London, 1775-1851
Conveners: Jordan Bear (University of Toronto) and Catherine Roach (Virginia Commonwealth University)
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Promoting study of the period c. 1300–1800