This event is the second in our series of Architectural History and Theory seminars for semester two, 2016-17.
It will be given by Dr Thomas-Leo True, Assistant Director of the British School at Rome.
Tom's paper brings to light one of the great late Renaissance palaces in the Marche, built by Cardinal Antonio Maria Gallo in his native Osimo, and beautifully decorated by Pomarancio. It examines the concept of hometown patronage, and looks at how a cardinal without the economic wherewithal of the aristocratic elite could execute the expected patronage of a prince of the Church.
It analyses the cultural relationship between Rome and its subject territories, demonstrating how architectural imitation reflected a notion of romanitas. Architecture played a fundamental role in meshing outcrops of papal dominion to the centre, and in asserting church control throughout the politically fragmented Papal States.
The seminar is free and open to all. If you do not have a University swipe card, please be at the main entrance to Minto House at 5.05pm to be let into the building. If you have any special access requirements, please contact the seminar organisers, Dr Richard Anderson or Dr Alistair Fair.