Emblems and Empire: Emblematica Politica in Early Modern Nürnberg | Newberry

Emblems and Empire: Emblematica Politica in Early Modern Nürnberg

"Hoc foedere tuti" from Inscriptiones picturae et emblemata quae in aula magna curiae Norimbergensis publice extant, George Rem, 1620 (VAULT Wing MS 279)
Thursday, September 27, 2018Friday, September 28, 2018
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Organized by Mara Wade, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Lia Markey, Newberry Library
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs

This symposium represents the culmination of research activities centered on the discovery at the Newberry Library of a unique Nürnberg manuscript written by Georg Rem (1561-1625) contained within the printed book Emblemata Politica (Nürnberg, 1617). Leading scholars from universities, libraries, and museums in the U.S. and Germany will present their research and analyze this important book and its relation to sixteenth- and seventeenth-century emblem books, literature, and art production. Broadly interdisciplinary, the presentations will focus on the arts, humanities, and politics of Nürnberg, one of the leading German commercial and artistic centers, at the time of its greatest flourishing.

Speakers: Jeffrey Chipps Smith, University of Texas at Austin; Tamar Cholcman, Tel Aviv University; Timothy Cole, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Silvia Glaser, Germanisches Nationalmuseum; Stephanie Leitch, Florida State University; Thomas Schauerte, Albrecht-Dürer-Haus; Werner Wilhelm Schnabel, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; Victoria Gutsche, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; Mara Wade, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Co-organized with Mara Wade, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Deutscher Akademiker Austauschdienst, and the Goethe-Institut, Chicago.

Cost and Registration Information 

This event is free and open to the public. Registration in advance is required.