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22 October 2015, 5:00PM - 7:30PM, UBC Robson Square, room C225, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver BC V6Z 3B7, map




Angela Vanhaelen, McGill University, and Bronwen Wilson, UCLA

Opening Remarks


Image: Willem Janszon Blaeu - Charles Hubert Jaillots, Map of America (etching), 122 x 172 cm, Paris, 1669. Bologna, Museo di Palazzo Poggi. In Il Viaggio: Mito e Scienza (Palazzo Poggi). Bologna, Bononia University Press, 2007, p. 67.




Stuart LingoUniversity of Washington

Johannes Stradanus’ Discovery of America and the Conundrum of the New World Nude


Image: Johannes Stradanus, Discovery of America, drawing (pen and brown ink and wash, with white heightening, over black chalk), c. 1587-1589, 19 x 27 cm. © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde, 1959.


Cristelle Baskins, Tufts University

Tribute of Nations


Image: Giorgio Vasari, Tribute of the Nations to Paul III (fresco), 1546, Palazzo della Cancellaria, Rome


Link to the image

Erin Campbell, University of Victoria

Andrea Brustolon's Porcelain Stand with Hercules, Hydra, and Cerberus Revisited


Image: Andrea Brustolon, Porcelain Stand with Hercules, Hydra and Cerberus (boxwood and ebony), c. 1700, height 200 cm. Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice.


Lyle MasseyUniversity of California, Irvine

Wasteland and Oases: The Desert in Renaissance Imagination




Walter S. MelionEmory University

Ut pictura lex: Jan David, S.J., on Natural Law and the Global Reach of Christian Images


Link to Jan David’s Veridicus Christianus

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