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16–18.09 Workshop: Marble: Connections and Refractions at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome. Organised with Ariane Varela Braga. details

16.11 Lecture: ‘Il peregrino: Pilgrimage and the Poetic Production of Baroque Space’ at the conference A Dialogue of the Arts: Concepts of Sacred Spaces in Architecture and its Description in Literature from Early Modern Times to the Present, University of Zürich.

Past events


18.09–18.12 Public lecture series: Marmor: Materialität und Ästhetik, UZH, organised with Nora Guggenbühler, Speakers: Malcolm Baker (Riverside, CA), Fabio Barry (Stanford), Frank Fehrenbach (Hamburg), Dario Gamboni (Geneva), Markus Rath (Basel), Frits Scholten (Amsterdam). Flyer (PDF, 211 KB)

18.03 Section Early Modern Drapery: Reactionary or Modern?’ at the annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America, Toronto. Organised with Evonne Levy (Toronto).



25.05 ‘Remediating Michelangelo: Tintoretto and the Sculptural Model’ at the conference (Im)material Michelangelo: Toward a Visual Historiography of Sculpture
Between Reproduction and Art-Historical Enquiry,
Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome (online).

06.05 ‘Luca Giordano “Falsario”: Reappropriating the Renaissance’ at the conference Forgery, Fraud, Mystification: A Perspective on Italian Renaissance Literature and Art, University of Zurich (online).

22.04 ‘“Dulçura, y consuelo...”: Sculpted Wood in Baroque Naples between Ephemerality and Idolatry’, at the RSA annual conference, in the section Carving vs Modelling: Materials and the Languages of Sculpture in the Southern Mediterranean, online.


07.10 Inaugural Lecture: ‘Zwischen Welten: Polychrome Holzskulptur und das Problem der Idolatrie im neapolitanischen Barock', University of Zurich.

18.03 ‘Fold-Lines: Tracing the Dionysian in Bernini’s Draperies’, at the RSA annual conference in Toronto, in the session Early Modern Drapery: Reactionary or Modern?

31.01 ‘“Cosa più bella veder non si può”: The Agency of Antiquity in Baroque Naples’, at the research seminar of the Classics department at Durham University.


01.10 ‘The Coat of Arms and the Portrait Bust: Sculpted Presence in Late Renaissance Florence’, at the conference Stone Face: The Psychology of the Face, the Phenomenology of the Bust, University of Copenhagen.