Pitt welcomes Professor John Brewer (Caltech)

Pitt welcomes Professor John Brewer (Caltech) as a short-term visiting fellow at the Humanities Center.

Brewer, the Eli and Edye Broad Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Caltech, is the author of numerous books, including The Sinews of Power: War, Money, and the English State, 1689-1783 (1989), the award-winning The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century (1997), Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century (2004), and The American Leonardo: A Twentieth-Century Tale of Obsession, Art, and Money (2009). He has previously held faculty positions at the University of Chicago, European University Institute in Florence, UCLA, Harvard, Yale, and Cambridge.

Please join us for John Brewer's public events:

Public Lecture:
"Depicting Vesuvius and Pompeii: Painting, Panorama, and Performance, 1770-1860"
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 5:00 pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Reception to follow in the Cloisters

Co-sponsored by Eighteenth-Century Studies at Pitt and the Department of History

 

Humanities Center Colloquium (a draft paper will be available in advance):
"What was Scientific Connoisseurship?  Giovanni Morelli, Cultural Patrimony and Art Attribution in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries"

With responses by David Marshall (Communication) and Terry Smith (History of Art & Architecture)
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12:30-2:00 pm
Humanities Center, CL 602