Event—Center for Renaissance Studies

Postponed - Elemental Forces


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed.

This international symposium explores questions of early modern matter by focusing on the four elements (earth, air, water, and fire) and their properties, combinations, and transformations. For early modern people, how were the elements at work—not only in the subject matter of artworks, manuscripts, and books, but also in their material existence, their fabrication and their ongoing existence, and, indeed, their makers and viewers?

Co-hosted and cosponsored by Northwestern University.