Guest scholar Lisa Boutin Vitela writes about her visit to the University of Wyoming on October 26, 2017:
“I helped lead discussion about Isabella d’Este’s patronage for an art history seminar about medieval and Renaissance women. I then gave a quick introduction about maiolica at a ceramics workshop where we painted maiolica tiles and plates. Finally, I gave my talk. Because Wyoming has a large studio arts program, many of the students and faculty were primarily interested in the making of the maiolica and Ester Mantovani’s project (which you can see in The Illustrated Credenza video). Students were also interested in exploring the IDEA website and databases. Everyone especially enjoyed the Virtual Studiolo preview video when I showed it in the seminar.”
IDEA Virtual Studiolo wins the Online Jury Award at Future Film Festival: International Festival of Cinema Animation and New Technologies, 2017. The IDEA/Cineca Virtual Studiolo team took first place among online voters for their concept-demo video illustrating the Virtual Studiolo project.
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Principal Investigator Anne MacNeil writes:
“Since the mid-18th century, scholars have been accustomed to thinking of musical works of art as embodied in their notation. The restrictions of print culture on the publication of critical editions has perpetuated and entrenched this line of thinking. But with the vastly increased resources afforded by digital humanities, Italian songs from the time of Christopher Columbus aims to create a critical edition of the late-15th- and early-16th-century repertory of Italian and Latin songs known as frottole that displaces this notion and relocates the object of study in music as a sounding work of art.”
You are invited to visit the site, explore the visualizations, and learn about Isabella d’Este’s credenza through the Ceramics Exhibit Analysis.
Congratulations to Principal Investigator Lisa Boutin Vitela and Co-Principal Investigator Valerie Taylor!
Deanna Shemek’s edition and translation of 830 of Isabella d’Este’s letters, selected from manuscript sources, was published in March 2017 as Volume 54 (Toronto Series) of the acclaimed series, The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe (ITER Press and Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The 690-page volume also includes a general introduction, an overview essay for each decade of Isabella’s life, genealogical tables, ample notes, a glossary of names, and an analytical index. Readers will find this volume to be a useful companion to the IDEA: Isabella d’Este Archive Letters project, where manuscript images of this correspondence may be found.
See Deanna Shemek’s essay “Renaissance Princess, Digital New World: Isabella d’Este Archive,” the lead essay in a suite of digital humanities project reviews in Early Modern Women 11.2 (2017): 115-25.
Musicology Now, the official blog of the American Musicological Society, features an announcement of Anne MacNeil’s film Ad tempo taci: Songs for Isabella d’Este.
❧ Link to Musicology Now