In December 2018, SACRIMA’s third conference considered iterations of the Virgin Mary reframed through early modern coronations, revisions, and re-installations. Subjects presented span Northern and Southern Europe across the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries.
Over 11-12 October, 2018, Erin Giffin presented her ongoing research at a joint PhD seminar organized by the Politecnico di Torino and ETH Zurich at the Sacro Monte di Varallo near Milan, Italy.
Between September 16-21, Erin Giffin travelled through Poland to visit and compare various replicas of the Santa Casa di Loreto.
Nelleke de Vries joins the ERC project SACRIMA as a PhD student with a project on the migration and adaptation of iconographical inventions between Northern and Southern Europe in 1450-1550.
Erin Giffin will present her ongoing current research on Loretan devotion at the Sixth Feminist Art History Conference at American University. Her paper, entitled “Mater Ecclesia(e): Papal Symbolism and the Madonna of Loreto,” explores the evolution of iconographic traits of the Loretan Madonna across the early modern period.
This September, Cloe Cavero participated in an International Symposium on saints and sanctity held in Rome, and organized by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, the Universidad de Sevilla, the Università Roma Tre, and the Centro Studi Cultura e Immagine di Roma.
Cloe Cavero de Carondelet won the James Kaye Memorial Prize in History and Visuality 2018 for her thesis on ‘Art, piety and conflict in early modern Spain: the religious and artistic patronage of Cardinal Bernardo de Sandoval between Toledo and Rome (1599-1618)’ (European University Institute, 2016).
Chiara Franceschini participated in the first part of the International Colloquium La Renaissance des origines. Commencement, genèse et création dans l’art des XVe et XVIe siècles, celebrated in Tel Aviv University (11-12 June) as part of the France-Israel Season 2018.