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Conference on Mannerist Italy and Beyond: Debates in Honor of Eric Cochrane

Eric W. Cochrane

Eric W. Cochrane

Friday, May 13, 1988Saturday, May 14, 1988
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Early Modern Studies Program

This conference focused on issues and methodologies important to the late Eric Cochrane.


Sponsored by the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, and organized by Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University (now at University of Toronto) and Anthony Grafton, Princeton University.


Friday, May 13


Welcome and introduction


Richard Brown, The Newberry Library
Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University (now at University of Toronto)


Session 1: The Counter-Reformation Reinterpreted


Chair: John Tedeschi, Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies (now emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison)


Controriforma come fine della Profezia
Ottavia Niccoli, University of Bologna


Afterthoughts on Counter-Reformation Italy

John Bossy
, University of York (now emeritus)


Commentator: Anne Jacobson Schutte, Lawrence University (now at University of Virginia)


Saturday, May 14


Session 2: Continuity and Change


Chair: Domenico Sella, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Rituals of Violence Surrounding the King’s Body
Sergio Bertelli, University of Florence


The Italian Philosophers of Nature and the Fate of the Occult Philosophy
Brian Copenhaver, Oakland University (now at University of California, Los Angeles)


Lucien Febvre and the Problem of Early Modern Unbelief
David Wootton, University of Western Ontario (now at University of York, UK)


Commentator: Paul Grendler, University of Toronto


Session 3: Making up the Past


Chair: William Monter, Northwestern University


Beyond Biography: A Framework for Studying Vernacular Historiography
Mark Phillips, Carleton University


Secular Literature in the Cloister: Sizteenth-Century Convent Genres
Elissa Weaver, University of Chicago


Annius and Antiquarianism: Forgery and Historiography in Renaissance Italy
Anthony Grafton, Princeton University


Commentator: William Bouwsma, University of California, Berkeley


Keynote Address, at Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago


New Directions in Sixteenth-Century Italian History

Julius Kirshner
, University of Chicago (now emeritus)


Concert: Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Italian Music

The Newberry Consort, Mary Springfels, director


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