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.
Thursday, September 27
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
9:30 am Introduction
Lia Markey, Newberry Library
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 Schwenck, 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 Presentation
Tim Cole, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Adding the Rem Manuscript to Emblematica Online, A Virtual Corpus for Research and Teaching
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
This event is free and open to the public. Registration in advance is required.