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Plague, Putrefaction and the Body of the Poor in Early Modern Florence

John Henderson will argue that it is time to re-assess this paradigm by placing the policies of Italian health authorities within a wider context of existing measures to deal with, on the one hand, th

John Henderson to Deliver Bill Kent Memorial Lecture 2013

Monash University, Prato - 9 December at 6pm

“Plague, Putrefaction and the Body of the Poor in Early Modern Florence”

 

This year’s lecture will be delivered by John Henderson (Birkbeck College), who is currently a member of the Prato Consortium.

Abstract:

Language Interactions in Early Modern Europe

This conference, organized by Villa I Tatti and Monash University Prato Centre, to be held on 21 November (I Tatti) and 22 November (Monash), explores the complex interactions between Latin and the vernacular in the context of early modern European medicine, philosophy, history, architecture, and rhetoric. For centuries, Latin was the lingua franca for science and the humanities, but in the course of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries vernacular languages competed for equivalent status.

Radical Mapping Project: architecture students re-design Prato

It's called Radical Mapping Project: Alongside/Within/In opposition and it’s the new project by MADA architecture students who, from 3 to 8 October, will be creating installations in five selected sites of the city: Lazzerini Municipal Library, Central Station Gardens, Textile Museum, Porta Frascati, and University square. Under the guidance of Professor Nicole Kalms and with the supervision of architect Luca Piantini, students will create site-specific works aimed at exploring new ways to transform and interact with the city.

Arrival of David Rosetzky: Visual Resident 2013

The Monash University Prato Centre welcomes the arrival of David Rosetzky the 2013 Visual Resident

The Monash University Prato Centre welcomes the arrival of David Rosetzky the 2013 Visual Resident who from September will spend three months at Prato Centre as the selected artist for the Visual Residency program. A Melbourne based artist, David Rosetzky works with an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to art making.

Conversation Exchange is back!

After the summer break the weekly appointment that gives you the opportunity to improve your Italian conversation skills, cultural and local knowledge is now back: every Tuesday from to 7pm students can meet Italians and enjoy informal conversation at the Monash Prato Centre. 

Visual Residency 2014 – application deadline extended

Application deadline for the 2014 MUPC Visual Residency Program has been extended
The Monash University Prato Centre (MUPC) and Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA) are pleased to announce that the application deadline for the 2014 MUPC Visual Residency Program has been extended: the new date for submission is 30 September 2013.

Monash Prato Centre summer closure

The Monash University Prato Centre will be closed for the European summer break from Saturday 10 August to Sunday 25 August 2013 inclusive.

The Centre will re-open on Monday 26 August 2013.

For urgent enquiries only please email info@monash.it.

We look forward to welcoming new students and visitors after the break.  Safe journey home to those who have just concluded their time here.

 

 

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