University Research Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
An exhibition featuring illustrated Persian manuscripts and detached folios of the fourteenth through seventeenth centuries, collected by Harvard alumnus Bernard Berenson (1865–1959), the famous American art historian and connoisseur of Italian Renaissance painting. The show also includes additional related works from the Harvard Art Museums, the Morgan Library and Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, collected by close associates of Berenson who shared his enthusiasm for Persian painting. Curated by Aysin Yoltar-Yildirim, Assistant Curator for... Read more about A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti
Johannes Krause (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena), The Genetic History of Plague: From the Stone Age to the Eighteenth Century via the Roman Empire. This talk, part of the lecture series What’s New in the Fall of the Roman Empire?, is co-sponsored by the Department of the Classics and the Department of History.