The Robert Janson-La Palme *76 Visiting Professorship and Conference was endowed in 2002 in honor of Robert Janson-La Palme by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Marks.
Robert Janson-La Palme, professor emeritus of art history at Washington College in Maryland, received his B.A. from Brown University in 1952 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1976, studying under Professors Millard Meiss and John Rupert Martin.
This endowment was established to bring a visiting scholar and teacher of national and international stature to Princeton to teach and conduct other scholarly activities, primarily at the graduate level, in European art of the period 1200–1800 A.D.
Keynote by Pamela O. Long on Friday April 14 at 4:30pm
Machines between Learning and Practice in Early Modern Europe
In this talk I focus on images of machines and the texts that accompanied them from the 1470s through the mid-sixteenth century. I compare the machine drawings of two contemporaries, the painter/architect…
Philip IV of Spain (1605–1665) began his reign in 1621, at the age of sixteen, with the intent of restoring Spanish might and reputation internationally, in response to a period of perceived erosion and decline. The near-simultaneous end of a twelve-year truce with the Dutch Republic, which resulted in the resumption of warfare,…