Women Who Collect – Isabella d’Este and the Tetradrachm of Alexander I Balas
Isabella d'Este's collection included over 1,000 coins and medals in gold, silver, and bronze. Learn about one of these that survives today in a private collection by attending this lightening talk panel featuring independent researcher Mary N. Lannin in the Inclusive Numismatics
Strong Women in Renaissance Italy
When you think about Renaissance Italy, do the names Sofonisba Anguissola, Isabella d’Este, or Lavinia Fontana come to mind? These women, and many others whose names we may never know—artists, writers, patrons, entrepreneurs, healers, nuns, teachers, and more—influenced their time much more than history has generally recognized.
IDEA in Tokyo
IDEA Director Deanna Shemek will discuss IDEA on at the International Conference of the UNESCO-sponsored International Council of Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH) in Tokyo (23-24 August), in a roundtable discussion on Art and Creativity: Humanities in the Global and Digital Age.
A Bridge Between Space and Time
Deanna Shemek, UCI Professor of European Languages and Studies, leads a group of international scholars and digital designers developing a multimedia platform dedicated to the life, letters and spaces of the Italian Renaissance princess Isabella d’Este. Re-launched in January 2023 after a major reconstruction, the Isabella d’Este Archive (IDEA) offers users around the world new ways to encounter the history and culture of early modern Italy.