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“Rebuilding Rome, Rebuilding Tenochtitlán: Two Post-Sack Sacred Cities in the 1520s.”

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

In 1521, the sacred city of Tenochtitlán was sacked by a coalition of Central Mexican anti-Aztec warriors and their European allies. Six years later, across the Atlantic, another sacred city–Rome–was also invaded, looted, and occupied. Much has been written about the rebuilding of bombed European cities after World War II, but studying processes of urban reconstruction five centuries ago presents very different challenges. This talk (itself very much a work in progress!) considers the kinds of sources we can use to tell the story of how these two early modern cities were remade after devastation.

Byron Ellsworth Hamann (BA History of Art and Architecture, Brown University, 1994) has written on writing systems, dictionaries, archives, inquisitions, shipwrecks, landscapes, temporalities, and architecture in the early modern Mediterratlantic world. He is an editor of Grey Room; author of The Translations of Nebrija: Language, Culture, and Circulation in the Early Modern World (2015), Bad Christians, New Spains: Muslims, Catholics, and Native Americans in a Mediterratlantic World (2020), and The Invention of the Colonial Americas: Data, Architecture, and the Archive of the Indies 1781-1844 (2022); and co-editor (with Felipe Rojas and Benjamin Anderson) of Otros pasados: Ontologías alternativas y el estudo de lo que ha sido (2022).

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Date:
April 15
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Brown University History of Art & Architecture Department
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4108631175
Email
carina_haden@brown.edu
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List Art Center, Brown University
64 College St
Providence, RI 02912 United States
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