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Faculty Cafe ~ Dorothy Limouze, Art & Art History

10/20/17 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Formal Lounge

Fireballs, Magical Animals, and a False Messiah: 
Habsburg Art Leading to the Thirty Years’ War

Dorothy Limouze, Art & Art History
Friday, October 20th ~ 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dean Eaton Formal Lounge

This talk explores ways in which ancient myth and Renaissance symbolism were called into service during the Thirty Years’ War (1618-48), in the Hapsburg lands of Central Europe.  Artworks and texts relayed supernatural events and cast the Hapsburg Emperors as apostles, messiahs, and rulers of a final world monarchy.

These Friday events provide an opportunity to celebrate faculty members’ ongoing research and scholarly accomplishments. They provide time to relax at the end of the work week, catch up with old friends, and meet new people from across campus as you enjoy wine, beer, other drinks, and snacks. The Cafés and Book Publication Celebrations are a place for faculty to share their scholarly projects, in language accessible to the broad campus community, in the hopes that it will inspire lively discussion, helpful feedback and criticism, and possibly interest in future collaborations across disciplines. All faculty and staff are welcome at these events, and we encourage you to make them a regular part of your schedule. The Faculty Development Committee and the Academic Dean’s Office plan the Cafés and Book Celebrations, and the Center for Teaching and Learning and Corporate and Foundations Relations provide financial support.