The Illustrated Body: Printing, Anatomy, and Art in the Renaissance - Conference and Exhibit

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:00am to Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Illustrated Body: Printing, Anatomy, and Art in the Renaissance

UCLA Library Conference Center, Main Conference Room

Charles E. Young Research Library University of California, Los Angeles

This international conference – jointly organized by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) and UCLA Library Special Collections – commemorates the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius (1514 -1564), the Flemish founder of modern anatomy and the author of De humani corporis fabrica, one of the most circulated books on the subject during the early modern period, and the 500th anniversary of the death of Aldus Manutius, the founder of the Aldine Press in Venice.

UCLA Library Special Collections in the Charles E. Young Research Library (YRL) houses one of the world’s most important collections of books produced by the Aldine Press. History and Special Collections for the Sciences, the Library Special Collections division in the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, includes a number of early printings of Vesalius’s ground-breaking work. An exhibit of rare books from these collections, curated by librarians Jane Carpenter and Russell Johnson, will be on display in YRL in conjunction with the conference.

The conference program was organized by Massimo Ciavolella (UCLA) and Rinaldo Canalis (UCLA). Funding has been provided by the Ahmanson Foundation, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and UCLA Library Special Collections. Frank Mancini kindly provided images used on conference posters and publicity materials.

For program details, please see: http://www.cmrs.ucla.edu/programs/conference_illustrated_body_feb2015.html

Location

Library Special Collections