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New England Renaissance Conference 2019 | Motion, Rhythm, Shifts

Symposium

Saturday, October 5

Chace Center, RISD Museum

The New England Renaissance Conference (NERC) is the oldest scholarly association in the USA dedicated to study of the early modern period (roughly 1400-1700). It has no constitution, membership fee, or fixed location. Since it was founded in 1939, NERC has been rotating each year but it will be hosted at RISD for the first time.


REGISTRATION REQUIRED


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(All events will take place at RISD’s Chace Auditorium, unless indicated otherwise)


9:00am-9:30am

Light Breakfast


9:30am

Opening Remarks:

Welcome by Museum Director + Provost + NERC President; introduction by conference organizer Pascale Rihouet


9:45-11:00am

First Session: The Pulse of Ritual

  • Francisco Orts-Ruiz (UNED, Madrid): Rhythm of the Urban Ceremony. Music and Sounds in the Royal Entry of Juan II and Juana Enríquez in Valencia (1459)
  • Borja Franco Llopis (UNED Madrid): Morisco dances in Christian festivities
  • Cristelle Baskins (Tufts University): Mediterranean Crossings: The King of Tunis at Habsburg Courts


11:00-11:20am

Coffee break


11:20am-12:50pm

Second Session: Shifts in Books

  • Daniel Ruppel (Brown University & Roger Williams University):Imaginary Passings: Shifting Genres and Syncopated Time in the Entry of the Queen Gijllette
  • William S. Monroe (Brown University, Hay Library): On the Use of Roman and Arabic Numerals in Earliest Printed Books
  • Tara Nummedal (Brown University): Arhythmic Reading and Alchemical Practice


1:00pm-3:15pm

Lunch


1:45-2:30pm

Demonstration: tempera (Rich Gann, Chace lobby)


2:00-2:45pm

Workshop: engraving (Andrew Raftery, Benson Hall)


1:30-3:00pm

Prints & Drawings Exhibition (Jamie Gabbarelli, PDP department, 5th floor of museum)


2:00-3:00pm

30-min tours of the Early Modern collections, RISD Museum (Suzanne Scanlan, Susan Ward, Maureen O’ Brien, Pascale Rihouet)


3:15-4:10pm

Third Session: Bodies in Motion

  • Chris Yates (Brown University): “The highways are stopp’d with them”: Circulation the City in The Roaring Girl
  • Todd Borgerding (Rhode Island College): Counterpoint, Improvisation, and Bodies in Motion


4:10-4:50pm

Final Discussant: Evelyn Lincoln (Brown University) & Open Discussion


5:00pm-6:30pm

Concert and Reception in Fleet Library