Event Date: 27 November 2019
The Lecture Room
London WC1H 0AB
The Warburg Institute presents:
Cosimo I de’Medici and Granducal Florence
Cosimo I de’ Medici (1519-1574), first Grandduke of Tuscany, was both a consummate administrator and a fierce patron of the arts. The lecture series Cosimo I De’Medici and Granducal Florence celebrates the 500th anniversary of Cosimo I de’ Medici’s birth by bringing together scholars from across the humanities to discuss Cosimo’s achievements in art, architecture, statecraft, scholarship and culture. Pairs of scholars will offer specialist discussions over the course of six evenings, from June to November 2019. Evenings will be devoted to issues of diplomacy and spying, architectural and artistic commissions, the development of universities and libraries, as well as Cosimo’s personal learning and self-representation.
Dr Oscar Schiavone (Durham University) – Cosimo’s Tuscany: territorial control, local administration and culture (1547-61)
Introduction by Dr Raphaële Mouren (Warburg Institute):