Emblems and Empire: Emblematica Politica in Early Modern Nürnberg | Newberry

Emblems and Empire: Emblematica Politica in Early Modern Nürnberg

"Hoc foedere tuti" from Inscriptiones picturae et emblemata quae in aula magna curiae Norimbergensis publice extant, George Rem, 1620 (VAULT Wing MS 279)
Thursday, September 27, 2018Friday, September 28, 2018
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Organized by Mara Wade, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Lia Markey, Newberry Library
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs

This symposium represents the culmination of research activities centered on the discovery at the Newberry Library of a unique Nürnberg manuscript written by Georg Rem (1561-1625) contained within the printed book Emblemata Politica (Nürnberg, 1617). Leading scholars from universities, libraries, and museums in the U.S. and Germany will present their research and analyze this important book and its relation to sixteenth- and seventeenth-century emblem books, literature, and art production. Broadly interdisciplinary, the presentations will focus on the arts, humanities, and politics of Nürnberg, one of the leading German commercial and artistic centers, at the time of its greatest flourishing.


Speakers: Jeffrey Chipps Smith, University of Texas at Austin; Tamar Cholcman, Tel Aviv University; Timothy Cole, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Silvia Glaser, Germanisches Nationalmuseum; Stephanie Leitch, Florida State University; Thomas Schauerte, Albrecht-Dürer-Haus; Werner Wilhelm Schnabel, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; Victoria Gutsche, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; Mara Wade, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Co-organized with Mara Wade, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Deutscher Akademiker Austauschdienst, and the Goethe-Institut, Chicago.


Schedule


Thursday, September 27


Goethe-Institut Chicago


150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 200


5:30 pm Keynote Conversation


Jeffrey Chipps Smith, University of Texas


The Exterior of Nuremberg Rathaus and the Art of Good Government


Thomas Schauerte, Albrecht-Dürer-Haus


Images as Language. Dürer, the Triumphal Arch and the Emblem in Nuremberg


6:30 pm Reception


Friday, September 28


Newberry Library


9:30 am Introduction


Lia Markey, Newberry Library


Welcome Remarks


Mara Wade, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Georg Rem’s “Inscriptiones picturæ et emblemata”: Nürnberg’s Town Hall Emblems in Context


10:15 to 11 am Collection Presentation


Presented by Mara Wade, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Suzanne Karr Schmidt, Newberry Library; Jill Gage, Newberry Library; Andrew Schwenk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jessica Wells, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Christopher Fletcher, Newberry Library; and Stephanie Leitch, Florida State University


11 to 11:15 am Coffee


11:15 am to 12 pm Digital Presentations


Tim Cole, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Adding the Rem Manuscript to Emblematica Online, A Virtual Corpus for Research and Teaching


Christopher Fletcher, Newberry Library


The Emblemata Politica in Context: Digitally Sharing Rem’s Manuscript and Its Stories


12 to 1:15 pm Lunch


1:30 to 3:15 pm Panel Discussion


Chair: Mara Wade, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Victoria Gutsche, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


Rem’s Emblemata Politica in Context – Political Emblem Books in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century


Werner Wilhelm Schnabel, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


Old and New Town Hall Emblems: Johann Conrad Rhumelius and the Emblemata curialia auctiora of 1629


Tamar Cholcman, Tel Aviv University


The Migration of Emblems through Nürnberg’s History: From Triumph to Civic Memory


3:15 to 3:30 pm Coffee


3:30 to 4:45 pm Panel Discussion


Chair: Christopher Fletcher, Newberry Library


Stephanie Leitch, Florida State University


Collecting Knowledge in Early Printed Books


Silvia Glaser, Germanisches Nationalmuseum


Emblematica politica in Early Modern Nürnberg. Some Examples of Applied Arts of the Seventeenth Century

Cost and Registration Information 

This event is free and open to the public. Registration in advance is required. To register, complete this online registration form.