In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.


Recent conference presentations

Francesca Fiorani presents her research in national and international conferences and symposia. A frequent presenter and organizer of sessions at the Renaissance Society of America, she attends regularly also the College Art Association, the Sixteenth Century Society Conference, the Association of Historian of Art (UK), and the International Conference on the History of Cartography. She was invited to speak at numerous institutions, including the Max Planck Gesellschalft for the History of Science in Berlin, the Warburg Institute, the American Academy in Rome, the University of Oslo, the Biblioteca Leonardiana in Vinci, Oxford University, the University of Zurich, the University of Naples, the Getty Center, the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, the University of Florence, the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, Florence, the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the John Carter Brown Library.

She often lectures for the general public in relation to exhibitions, including at the British Library (exhibition Magnificent Maps in 2010), the Birmingham Museum of Art (exhibition Leonardo da Vinci's Drawings from Turin in 2008), the Israel Museum in Jerusalem (exhibition Titian from the Galleria Borghese in 2006), and the Library of Congress.