Italian Renaissance Alive | Experts Lecture Series

12 - 26th May
Italian Renaissance Alive | Experts Lecture Series

Italian Renaissance Alive | Experts Lecture Series

The Renaissance was a distinct period in history marking the transition from the Middle Ages to Modernity, bringing about significant changes in Europe. Derived from the French word for ‘rebirth’, it was all about the reawakening in art and culture, and science and technology, an incredible time of creativity, curiosity and genius that continues to have a lasting impact on our world today.

HOTA Gallery presents an exclusive series of Expert Lectures to extend your Italian Renaissance Alive experience. 

Each session will be delivered by an academic specialist in their field of Art History, Astronomy, or History, in relation to Renaissance events or themes. Join us for this incredible opportunity to hear firsthand from the experts in our region. 

Sun 12 May – Dr Benjamin Pope: Astronomy in the Renaissance and the Birth of Modern Science
Sun 19 May – Dr Andrea Bubenik: From Plants to Planets: Art and Science in the Renaissance
Sun 26 May – Dr Gary Ianziti: How did the Renaissance happen?

Please note, ticket price is per session.

Image credit: Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam, c1512

Dates
12 - 26th May
Where
The Studio - HOTA Gallery
Ages
All Ages
Duration
1 hr
Tickets
Adult $15
Artist Pass Holder $13
Price is per session*

All Sessions (x3) $40
Times
Sun 12 May - 1:00pm
Sun 19 May - 1:00pm
Sun 26 May - 1:00pm

#Artist Bios

Dr Benjamin Pope

Dr Benjamin Pope

Benjamin Pope grew up in Sydney, New South Wales, and studied for his Honours and Masters at the University of Sydney. He studied abroad at the University of California, Berkeley and in 2017 completed his DPhil in Astrophysics at Balliol College, Oxford. His research focuses on extrasolar planets - planets around other stars - as well as developing and applying new data science approaches for their detection and characterisation.

Dr Andrea Bubenik

Dr Andrea Bubenik

Andrea Bubenik is Associate Professor of Art History at The University of Queensland. Her expertise is in Renaissance and Baroque art and the continued reception of early modern visual culture. Her books include The Persistence of Melancholia in Arts and Culture (edited, 2019) and Reframing Albrecht Dürer (2013); she was the curator of the exhibitions Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond (2017) and Five Centuries of Melancholia (2014), both held at the UQ Art Museum.

Dr Gary Ianziti

Dr Gary Ianziti

Gary Ianziti was educated in the United States and Italy. After completing his PhD at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), he held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. In 1979 he migrated to Australia to take up a lectureship in Italian Studies at the University of Wollongong. He returned to Italy in 1988 to teach the history of historiography at the University of Trieste. In 1994 he moved to Brisbane, where he served as Associate Professor of European Studies and later Director of the Humanities Research Program at QUT. He has held research fellowships at the Harvard University Centre for Italian Renaissance Studies and at the American Academy in Rome.

He’s a specialist in the Italian Renaissance, with a particular focus on the cultural and intellectual history of the period. His many publications in this area include two books: Humanistic Historiography under the Sforzas: Politics and Propaganda in Fifteenth-century Milan (Oxford University, Clarendon Press, 1988), and Writing History in Renaissance Italy: Leonardo Bruni and the Uses of the Past (Harvard University Press, 2012). His recent publications include the first English translation of two political biographies by the leading protagonist of the Renaissance in Lombardy: Pier Candido Decembrio (1399-1477), Lives of the Milanese Tyrants (Harvard University Press, 2019).


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