Selected Conferences and Talks

INVITED

Jul. 4, 2021      Leonardo da Vinci. One Day, One Master series, 4 x 75’ lectures. Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge.

Sep. 26, 2020   Fellows Talks (title tbc). Alumni Weekend. Clare Hall, Cambridge.

Nov. 28, 2019  From Ingegno to Disegno: Grotesques and Climactic Invention. Drawing and the Early Modern Graphic Imagination Colloquium. Centre for Visual Culture, Cambridge.

Nov. 2, 2019    Special focus: Italian Renaissance Drawing, Visual Culture in Renaissance    Italy. Undergraduate Diploma in History of Art: Renaissance and Baroque. Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge.

Sep. 18, 2019   Red Chalk Drawings, c. 1500-1800. Sources, Techniques and Styles, Dutch University Institute for Art History, Florence (declined).

 Sep. 12, 2019   Milano-Venezia Andata e Ritorno. Leonardo, Giorgione, and the Venetian Workshop. The National Gallery, London.

Nov. 28, 2018  Before, With, and After Leonardo. The Leonardeschi of first and second generation: rupture and continuity’. Research Seminar Series. History of Art, Cambridge.

Jun. 28, 2018   Leonardo’s grotesque heads, ‘Early Modern Visual Wit. Genius before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science’. Trinity Hall Cambridge.

May 25, 2018   Samuel Butler on Gaudenzio Ferrari. Invited respondent, Workshop ‘Artistic Representations, Religious Diversity and the Secular University’. CRASSH Cambridge.

Mar. 6, 2018     Neoplatonism and Botticelli. Mill Lane Lecture Room 5, Cambridge.

Jun. 16 2017    Head for Art: Object-Based Teaching at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Clare College, Cambridge.

Jun.  13 2017   Drawn to Drawings: Why Study Old Masters Today? Clare Hall Colloquium, Cambridge.

May 18, 2016   Letture d’Arte: Il Morazzone. Ambrosiana, Milan (declined).

Jun. 23, 2015   Bleniese and Leonardesque Heads. Dutch University Institute for Art History, Florence.

Jun. 10, 2015    On the Grotesque: Aurelio Luini and Leonardo, Convegno Internazionale. Storia e storiografia dell’arte del Rinascimento a Milano e in Lombardia. Ambrosiana, Milan.

 Mar. 27, 2014  Beyond Workshop Boundaries: the Luini and the Procaccini. The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New York.

ORGANISED

Nov. 4, 2019    Conference organizer: Leonardo da Vinci 1519-2019: Art, History, Science. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Speakers include: Peter Abrahams, Victoria Avery, Martin Clayton, Martin Kemp, Domenico Laurenza, Alexander Marr, Luke Syson. Sponsored by the Hauser-Raspe Foundation, Global Inkjet Systems, Pandora Fine Art, Sotheby’s Old Master Drawings, The Centre for Visual Culture and the Department of History of Art, Cambridge.

Mar. 22, 2018   Conference co-organizer, chair, and speaker: Grotesque heads in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy. The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

May 15 2018    Conference organizer and convener: Drawing in Seventeenth-Century Milan International Study Day. Clare Hall, Cambridge. Speakers include: Jonathan Bober, Giulio Bora, Hugh Brigstocke, Chris Fischer, Catherine Loisel, Alessandro Morandotti. Sponsored by the Wolfgang Ratjen Foundation.

Jul. 5, 2016      Conference organizer and convener: Drawing in Sixteenth-Century Milan International Study Day. Clare Hall, Cambridge. Speakers: Jonathan Bober, Giulio Bora, Martin Clayton, Sylvia Ferino-Pagden, Michael Kwakkelstein, Alexander Marr. Sponsored by the Wolfgang Ratjen Foundation.

Apr. 1, 2016     3-panel session organizer and chair: From theory to practice. Lomazzo’s aesthetic principles reflected in the art of his time. The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston.

Mar. 27, 2015  3-panel session organizer and speaker: The North Italian Renaissance 1450-1650, New Studies in Drawing and Painting. The Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Berlin.