Dana Palmer House, Room 102, 16 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Ayesha Ramachandran, Yale University
What is the origin of the world atlas as we know it today? And why should this genealogy matter to us now? This talk focuses on the small corpus of surviving Portuguese portolan-style manuscript “universal atlases” from the second half of the sixteenth century, which offer an alternate history for the atlas in modernity. Rather than deriving from such printed compilations as Abraham...
Harvard Art Museums: Deknatel Hall, 32 Quincy Street (Enter via Broadway)
This talk explores how, in the wake of the world’s first international financial crisis, Cupid claimed pride of place in French eighteenth-century art—personifying not only the folly of love, but also the forces of inconstancy, mutability and flightiness that were viewed as hallmarks of a modernizing credit economy.
Presented by the HAA Graduate Student Lecture Series