Early modern Rome was contradictory and complex; its vernacular and high culture animated and rich. From Petrarch’s crowning as Poet Laureate on the Capitoline in 1341 to the pontificate of Alexander VII Chigi in 1667, this conference aims to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to investigate the city proper as well as the campagna romana through a variety of different approaches and methods.
The resounding response to previous Early Modern Rome conferences in May 2010 and October 2013 and October 2017—76 papers from 9 different countries and 119 papers from 12 countries and 136 papers from 14 countries—mirrored the complex mix of the city itself and the changing face of early modern studies. Early Modern Rome 4 will be no different. Over 150 speakers from 14 countries will be speaking from a variety of different, yet occasionally overlapping disciplines such as history, art and architectural history, literature, music, dance, religious studies, philosophy, history of science, diplomacy, gender, and others.
As before, the first two days of the conference will take place in the city at the cultural institutions in and around piazza dell’Orologio, and the last day of the conference will instead be held at the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano.
The program will be ready in late May or early June. In the meantime, participants are encouraged to write if willing to chair a session.
Conference sponsored by Early Modern Rome and with the collaboration of Accent Global Learning, the Istituto storico italiano per il Medioevo, the Archivio storico Capitolino, the Biblioteca Vallicelliana, and the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle.