International Colloquium: “Artialize” Nature, Naturalize Art: When Plants and Other Creatures Become Living Books (Yale Department of French)

Event time: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 9:00am
Event description: 

Join the Yale Department of French to explore the intersections of art and nature in herbaria and other botanical and zoological texts. This colloquium welcomes top scholars in the field from Europe and the United States. The event will take place on Zoom—please register here for the webinar link. 

Colloquium Schedule:
9:00 (Eastern Standard Time) / 15h (European Time)
Welcome and Introduction: Pierre Saint-Amand and Dominique Brancher (French, Yale University)
Elisa Andretta (History, CNRS, LARHRA)
José Pardo-Tomás (History, Spanish National Research Council)
“Art and nature in the library of Diego Hurtado de Mendoza: The herbaria of the Escorial”
Lea Dauwalder (Curator, Swiss Federal Office of Topography)
“The Herbarium of Felix Platter”
Coffee break
Anatole Tchikine (Curator of Rare Books, Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University)
“The individual and the type in early modern botanical illustration: The paradox of herbaria viva”
Marisa Anne Bass (History of Art, Yale University)
“Exoskeletons in the Closet: Art and Death in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam”
Moderator: Abigail Fields
Pierre Saint-Amand (French, Yale University)
“Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Remains of Plants”
Yota Batsaki (Executive Director, Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University)
“The Apocalyptic Herbarium: Anselm Kiefer’s Secret of the Ferns (2007)”
Discussant, Paola Bertucci (History, Yale University)