Archives de catégorie : Evénements scientifiques et culturels

Dans cette catégorie on retrouvera les posts concernant les colloques, conférences, journées d’étude et workshops abordant la période moderne.

Conférence – Jérôme Bosch et l’Adoration des Mages

Conférence de Jos Koldeweij (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen), organisée par la Maison d’Érasme en collaboration avec le Davidsfonds, le Masereelfonds et le Willemsfonds.

Titre: Jérôme Bosch et l’Adoration des Mages

Date: 17 octobre 2018 (19.00)

Lieu: Maison d’Érasme, rue de Formanoir, 31 – 1070 Anderlecht


Jos Koldeweij, initiateur et directeur du Bosch Research and Conservation Project (BRCP), présente les résultats des recherches menées à l’automne 2017 sur le triptyque de l’Adoration des Mages conservé à la Maison d’Érasme. Le triptyque a été analysé grâce aux dernières technologies de pointe (lumière visible de haute résolution, photographie infrarouge, réflectographie infrarouge, stéréomicroscopie). Quels liens existent entre ce triptyque et l’œuvre de Jérôme Bosch ? Jos Koldeweij envisagera cette question essentielle, en discutant les différentes représentations des Rois Mages réalisées par et d’après Jérôme Bosch. Conférence en néerlandais avec traduction simultanée.

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Cette conférence est organisée par la Maison d’Érasme en collaboration avec le Davidsfonds, le Masereelfonds et le Willemsfonds.

À propos de l’orateur

Jos Koldeweij (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen)  est professeur d’Histoire de l’Art du Moyen-Âge. Il a étudié l’Histoire de l’Art à Utrecht, où il a défendu sa thèse de doctorat cum laude (‘Der gude sente Servas’). Ses recherches actuelles portent sur les insignes religieux et profanes du Moyen Âge tardif, l’œuvre de Jérôme Bosch et les sculptures de stalles. Il a été commissaire d’expositions à ’s-Hertogenbosch, Utrecht, Rotterdam et Bruges. Avec Matthijs Ilsink, il prépare l’exposition Uit de stal van Bosch. Jheronimus Bosch en de Aanbidding der Koningen (du 1er décembre 2018 au 10 mars 2019.

Séminaire – Atelier avec Fabio della Schiava et Kevin Dekoster

Séminaire du GEMS – Atelier avec Fabio della Schiava et Kevin Dekoster


  • Fabio della Schiava (UGent / KU Leuven), Toward a critical edition of Biondo Flavio’s Roma instaurata.  
  • Kevin Dekoster (UGent), From Dissecting Table to Courtroom. The Professionalisation of Medico-Legal Expertise in the Early Modern County of Flanders (16th-18th Centuries)

Date: 25 octobre 2018 (10.00-12.00)

Lieu: Université de Gand, Bibliothèque de la faculté d’arts et philosophie, Aile Magnel, Salle « Freddy Mortier »


  • Fabio della Schiava (UGent / KU Leuven), Toward a critical edition of Biondo Flavio’s Roma instaurata.  

Published in 1446 by Biondo Flavio, one of the most distinguished historians of the Italian QuattrocentoRoma instaurata is an account in Latin of the archeological remains of ancient and christian Rome. Because of its centrality both for scholars of Humanism and Archeology, Roma instaurata has been repeatedly published between the Fifteenth and the Twenty-first century but still lacks a critical edition able to provide the reader with a reliable text and a better knowledge of Biondo’s antiquarian methodology. This edition has been now partially accomplished thanks to a 3 years project sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and undertaken at Bonn University. The paper aims to share the results of this research with a focus on the philological problems which have been encountered and the applied methodology to solve them. 

  • Kevin Dekoster (UGent), From Dissecting Table to Courtroom. The Professionalisation of Medico-Legal Expertise in the Early Modern County of Flanders (16th-18th Centuries)

Thanks to figures such as Andreas Vesalius and Jan Palfijn, scholars of the early modern Habsburg Netherlands can justifiably claim an important role for this region in the historiography on the professionalisation of medicine. However, the development of medical expertise within a forensic context remains largely unknown terrain. Taking the County of Flanders as its geographical focus, this research project aims to analyse and explain quantitative and qualitative developments in the importance of medico-legal expertise to the functioning of early modern systems of criminal justice. This objective will primarily be achieved by a study of the form and content of autopsy and other medico-legal reports produced by medical experts, such as surgeons and physicians, who were consulted by law courts and other representatives of early modern governmental power. In order to present an analysis that is as multi-faceted and nuanced as possible, evidence from a wide range of legal bodies at different institutional levels (provincial versus local) and with varying territorial jurisdictions (urban versus rural) will be considered.

Conférence – Andreas Frisius of Amsterdam, and the search for a niche in the international book market (1664–1675)

Andreas Frisius of Amsterdam, and the search for a niche in the international book market (1664–1675) – conférence de Ian MacLean dans le cadre des Miraeus Lectures.

Date : 3 octobre 2018, 18h

Lieu : Salle Nottebohm, Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience,  Hendrik Conscienceplein 4, Anvers

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Conférence du Prof. Craig Martin (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice), organisée par le GEMS

Titre: Astrological Debates in Italian Renaissance Commentaries on Aristotle’s Meteorology

Date: 5 octobre 2018 (16.00)

Lieu: Gand, Blandijnberg 2, Salle 100.072


From the time of Albertus Magnus, medieval commentators on Aristotle regularly used a passage from Meteorology 1.2 as evidence that the stars and planets influence and even govern terrestrial events. Many of these commentators integrated their readings of this work with the view that planetary conjunctions were causes of significant changes in human affairs. By the end of the sixteenth century, Italian Aristotelian commentators and astrologers alike deemed this passage as authoritative for the integration of astrology with natural philosophy. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, however, criticized this reading, contending that Aristotle never used the science of the stars to explain meteorological phenomena. While some Italian commentators, such as Pietro Pomponazzi dismissed Pico’s contentions, by the middle of the sixteenth century many reevaluated the medieval integration. This reevaluation culminated in Cesare Cremonini, who put forth an extensive critique of astrology in which he argued against the idea of occult causation and celestial influence, as he tried to rid Aristotelianism of its medieval legacy.

Admission to this public lecture is free, but pre-registration is recommended for anyone who is not a member of GEMS – please send a message to:

Colloque – Lost in Renaissance

Colloque organisé par Renaud ADAM (LE STUDIUM/CESR/ULiège/Transitions) et Chiara LASTRAIOLI (CESR)

Titre: Lost in Renaissance

Dates:  20 au 21 septembre 2018

Lieu: Tours, Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance


The debate about the concept of Renaissance is certainly old, but has met for some years now a certain revival with questions relating to its temporality, particularly in France, following questions from Patrick Boucheron on the duration of a « short long medieval period » beginning in the 12th-13th centuries and ending in the 16th century. One can also point to Jacques Le Goff’s essay entitled Faut-il vraiment découper l’histoire en tranches? (Paris, Seuil, 2014) who defended the thesis that the Renaissance would not represent a particular period, but that it would be the last rebirth of a long medieval period that would end in the mid-18th century. Regardless of whether or not one adheres to this demonstration, the great medievalist nevertheless has the merit of questioning the relevance of the concept of periodization of history and, more specifically, that of the Renaissance chrononym.

With the Lost in Renaissance symposium, we would like to explore this period by reversing the paradigm that defines it. Indeed, if the scientific community agrees to characterize the Renaissance as the time of rediscovery of Antiquity, we would like to explore it through the prism of disappearance. The aim is not to draw up a list of the different points of rupture with previous times, but rather to concentrate on the losses encountered by Europe’s intellectual, literary, artistic and material heritage during the 15th-17th centuries as a result of the great religious, political, cultural and technical upheavals that affected this territory. The angle of approach chosen for this colloquium is that of the book, considered in its materiality or for its content as a witness, victim or vector of the offenses made against the heritage during the Renaissance.

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Colloque – The Bruegel Success Story. Symposium XXI for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting 

Colloque international organisé par Véronique BÜCKEN (Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium), Christina CURRIE (KIK-IRPA), Dominique ALLART (ULiège/Transitions), Sandra DERWA (KIK-IRPA), Bart FRANSEN (KIK-IRPA), Valentine HENDERIKS (ULB), Elisabeth VAN EYCK (KIK-IRPA), Cyriel STROO (KIK-IRPA), Dominique VANWIJNSBERGHE (KIK-IRPA).

Titre: The Bruegel Success StorySymposium XXI for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting

Dates: 12-14 septembre 2018

Lieu: Bruxelles, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique


The Bruegel Success StoryCreative Process, Imitation, Emulation, Workshop Organization and Business Strategies

The Bruegel dynasty, defined here as Pieter Bruegel the Elder and his artistic progeny, traded on its success for more than a century. Recent new hypotheses on the creative process and the chronology of the output of the family’s founder as well as an increasing interest in the careers and artistic production of the members of the second and third generations encourage further inquiry and reassessment.

Within the same family, creative genius inspired emulation, imitation and repetition. The careers led by the different members of the Bruegel dynasty, their working methods, the transmission of skills, the passing-down of models, workshop organization and in certain cases, large-scale production, collaboration within and outside the workshop, the role of patrons and the art market are among the many fascinating themes that are open for investigation.

Although priority will be given to technical studies, new biographical data, especially on lesser-known members of the family, will also be highly welcomed. Other proposals will be considered if they offer new insights into the interpretation and reception of works by members of the Bruegel dynasty. These could include studies on sixteenth and seventeenth-century artists influenced by the Bruegel tradition.

The language of the symposium is English.

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