BSR Online Lecture | Shifting the narrative: challenging perceptions of Renaissance and Baroque histories

TUESDAY 20 APRIL, 17.00–18.00 GMT

UK EVENT

An in-conversation with Catherine Fletcher (Manchester Metropolitan) and Letizia Treves (The James and Sarah Sassoon Curator of Later Italian, Spanish and French 17th-century Paintings, The National Gallery)

This event will take place via Zoom and requires advance registration. Please click here to reserve your place.

This event will explore how to effectively communicate new historical research and perspectives on the Renaissance and Baroque periods (including the interpretation of marginalised histories), to a wide range of audiences, to question existing narratives, or to connect with those who might be interacting with this subject matter for the first time. 

BSR alumna Catherine Fletcher, Professor of History at Manchester Metropolitan University and author of the new book The Beauty and the Terror: An Alternative History of the Italian Renaissance (paperback published by Vintage in April 2021), will reflect on these points in conversation with Letizia Treves (The James and Sarah Sassoon Curator of Later Italian, Spanish and French 17th-century Paintings, The National Gallery) who will speak about her approach to communicating new research and fresh insights to the public, in the context of the acclaimed Artemisia exhibition which she curated at the National Gallery last year. 

Part of the UK events programme, which showcases the work of BSR alumni, celebrates new and continuing partnerships with British universities and cultural organisations and presents a forum for debate on broader questions facing the arts, humanities and social sciences throughout the UK today.