The New York Workshop of Etruscan Art 2021

Thursday, April 29 through Saturday, May 1
Online Event
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The New York Workshop of Etruscan Art is an initiative promoted jointly by Columbia University and New York University. The ambition of the workshop is to advance our understanding of the artistic and visual dimensions of pre-Roman Italy by promoting discussion and sustained reflection on their role within the field of Etruscan studies, but it does not prescribe a specific intellectual agenda. This year, the workshop will: advance discussion of buildings, their roofs and decoration and the avenues they provide to investigate production processes, networks of interaction and creation, the sacred image and the porousness of Italic arts; reflect on the impact of 3D-modeling and reconstructions on our understanding of Etruscan aesthetics; present new findings from the Corpus Speculorum Etruscorum; present unpublished bronze figurines of subordinate characters; explore the relation with comedy of the imagery of Praenestine cistae. The keynote talk, by Maurizio Harari (University of Pavia), will investigate the ideological history of the discipline of Etruscology vis-à-vis modern European perceptions of the past.


Thursday, April 29

12:00 noon: Keynote Talk
"Imagining the Etruscans: Modern European Perceptions of an Ancient Italian Civlization"
Maurizio Harari (Università di Pavia)

1:30pm: Reception

Friday, April 30

10:00-10:15 am
Greetings and Introduction
Francesco de Angelis (Columbia) and John N. Hopkins (NYU)

10:15 am-12 noon

“A Caeretan Roof in Satricum: Etruscan Networks South of Rome in the Sixth Century BCE” (10:15-10:45)
Patricia Lulof (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
“The Synthesis of Regional Styles in Early Monumental Greek Architecture at Archaic Corcyra” (10:45-11:15)
Phil Sapirstein (University of Toronto)
Respondent: John N. Hopkins (New York University)

12 noon-12:30 pm: Break

12:30-1:20 pm

“The New Ancient: Temple Roofs in the Later Republic” (12:30-12:55)
Sophie Crawford-Brown (Rice University)
“Asia in Etruria? The Talamone Pediment and the Art of Pergamon” (12:55-1:20)
Alexander Ekserdjian (Columbia University)
Respondent: Rebecca Salem (New York University)

Saturday, May 1

10:00-10:30 am

“New Insights on Etruscan Mirrors in Baltimore and Washington”
Nancy De Grummond (Florida State University)

10:30 am-12:00 noon

“Orco 4D: From the Museum Back to the Tomb, Via the Archives” (10:30-10:55)
Natacha Lubtchansky (Université de Tours)
“Experiencing the Hypogaeum of Clepsina at Caere. Ancient Perceptions and Modern Speculations” (10:55-11:20)
Fabio Colivicchi (Queen’s University)
Respondent: Sebastian Heath (New York University)

12:00-12:30 pm: Break

12:30-2:00 pm

“Comical Servants and Dozing Africans: Rethinking Images of Servitude at the Etruscan Banquet” (12:30-12:55)
Claire Lyons (J. Paul Getty Museum)
“Slave Cooks as Comic Figures: Resistance, Appropriation, Circulation” (12:55-1:20)
Amy Richlin (University of California Los Angeles)
Respondent: Francesco de Angelis (Columbia University)