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Online Lecture: Renaissance Women of Venice — Noble Power & Artistic Expression

Program No. 24892RJ
Join us on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about noblewomen and courtesans in Renaissance Venice.

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In Renaissance Venice, women, whether of noble birth or from the wealthy middle class, were primarily wives and mothers. Their social lives were constrained by rules set by institutions, but they wielded significant influence through the strategic use of their dowries for economic investments. This fortified their familial roles and contributed to their standing within the city's social fabric. The 16th century witnessed the emergence of another distinct category of women, the Courtesans. These women harnessed their artistic talents and beauty to attract wealthy patrons and found success with economic independence while garnering general respect. This lecture explores the intertwined dynamics of nobles and courtesans, featuring figures such as Caterina Corner, Morosina Morosini, Bianca Cappello, Veronica Franco, Gaspara Stampa and others.

General Notes

This lecture is a 2-part series held on Monday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 6, 2024. To attend the full series, please also enroll in “Online Lecture: Renaissance Women of Venice—Resilience thru Culture & Writing” (program 24894 on March 6, 2024 at 2pm ET). The cost is $25 per lecture. Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.
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Cristina Gregorin
Cristina Gregorin has a Ph.D. in German studies and earned her degree in history, art history, and languages from the University of Trieste. She has lived and worked in Venice for many decades. As a Venetian expert, she prefers to offer a multifaceted experience that includes traditions and habits of the past and present, and the juxtaposition of the historical and contemporary aspects of the city. Cristina is the author of “Venice Master Artisans,” a book focusing on Venetian arts and crafts.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Cristina Gregorin has a Ph.D. in German studies and earned her degree in history, art history, and languages from the University of Trieste. She has lived and worked in Venice for many decades. As a Venetian expert, she prefers to offer a multifaceted experience that includes traditions and habits of the past and present, and the juxtaposition of the historical and contemporary aspects of the city. Cristina is the author of “Venice Master Artisans,” a book focusing on Venetian arts and crafts.





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