Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 12:00pm
Humanities Quadrangle 134
320 York StreetNew Haven, CT 06511
Join us for a conversation over lunch with Morgan Ng, Assistant Professor of the History of Art at Yale University.
Morgan’s research is committed to understanding early modern creative practices in all their diversity—probing forgotten interconnections between architecture, visual culture, craft, and the technical arts. His writing and teaching on fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy draw links to northern Europe and the wider world.
A driving concern of his research is the conceptualization and interpretation of what he defines as “cognate technologies”: artifacts often distinct in style and function yet connected by deep formal and structural kinships. This project coalesces in his forthcoming book, The Stratified City: Military Architecture in Renaissance Italy. The study probes the close morphological links between fortifications and other works of sixteenth-century art and design: palaces, gardens, and urban infrastructure.
You can learn more about Morgan’s work here.
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