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Jesuit Confraternities in Germany and the Art of Sensual Engagement

Jeffrey Chipps Smith


Paper Title:
Jesuit Confraternities in Germany and the Art of Sensual Engagement

Professor Jeffrey Chips Smith (The University of Texas at Austin)

Wednesday 29 August 2012


Arts Lecture Room 6 (G.62)

Event information:
This event is part of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group 2012  Public Lecture Series.  These lectures are open to the public.   For further information please email Dr Joanne McEwan

Related Events:
1498 - Albrecht Dürer & The Quest for Fame, UQ Art Museum, 23 August.

Professor Smith joined the faculty at the University of Texas in 1979 shortly after receiving his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Smith was a visiting scholar-in-residence at the Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas e. V. at the University of Leipzig in June and July 2006; and the holder of the Anna-Maria Kellen Berlin Prize, a residential fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin in January-May 2010. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1998-99), the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung of Bonn (1985-86, summer 1988, 1992-93), American Council of Learned Societies, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Getty Grant Program, the Kimbell Art Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, among others. Smith's books have garnered numerous book prizes. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Historians of Netherlandish Art (1989-94), College Art Association (1996-2000), Renaissance Society of America (2000-09), Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (2004-07), and Frühe Neuzeit Interdisziplinär (2007-12; and as President 2008-12). Smith served as the Articles Editor of the Renaissance Quarterly (2003-06) and Associate Editor (2000-03 and 2006-09). He is one of the inaugural co-editors (2008-12) of the Journal of the Historians of Netherlandish ArtHis publications range widely on German and Netherlandish art from 1400 to 1700. These include:
Nuremberg, A Renaissance City, 1500-1618 (Austin, 1983)
German Sculpture of the Later Renaissance, c. 1520-1580: Art in an Age of Uncertainty (Princeton, 1994)
Sensuous Worship: Jesuits and the Art of the Early Catholic Reformation in Germany (Princeton, 2002)
The Northern Renaissance (London, 2004 with several reprints) and published in a Greek translation in 2005
The Art of the Goldsmith in late Fifteenth-Century Germany: The Kimbell Virgin and Her Bishop (New Haven, 2006)
 Dürer (London, forthcoming 2012)
Editor, New Perspectives on the Art of Renaissance Nuremberg: Five Essays (Austin, 1985)
Co-editor with Larry Silver, The Essential Dürer (Philadelphia, 2010; paperback 2011)
Introduction to Erwin Panofsky, The Life and Art of Albrecht Dürer [Princeton Classic Edition] (Princeton, 2005).