Gloria Bell & Erene Rafik Morcos

Fellow Shoptalks

Gloria Bell & Erene Rafik Morcos

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Gloria Bell
Notes from Rome: Walking with Edmonia Lewis

In this presentation Gloria Bell will share a series of notes and reflections from working in Rome and tracing the studio spaces and haunts of artist Edmonia Lewis. She will talk about some inspirations, challenges, and future directions.

Gloria Bell is the Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellow in Modern Italian Studies and assistant professor in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University.

Erene Rafik Morcos
… διά χειρὸς τοῦ πολυαμαρτήτου Ῥωμανοῦ … by the hand of the great sinner Romanos …

Romanos of Ullano was a bilingual scribe active in the late thirteenth century. Among his surviving output are three Greco-Latin Psalters dating from the years he sought refuge in Rossano from pirate raids threatening his monastic community in Reggio Calabria. Bringing these three handwritten books of Psalms into conversation, Erene Rafik Morcos will chart their varied approaches to manuscript production along with the diverging, colorful afterlives they have enjoyed. Doing so will allow us to contemplate not only how they elegantly exemplify the whole subgenre of multilingual codices, but also how they shed light on medieval social plurality.

Erene Rafik Morcos is the Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Donald and Maria Cox Rome Prize Fellow in Medieval Studies and a PhD candidate in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.

The shoptalks will be held in English.

You can watch the shoptalks live. Please register for Zoom in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.


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Date & time
Monday, February 21, 2022
6:00 PM
AAR Lecture Room
McKim, Mead & White Building
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy