Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities
Programs

Plan of Il Real Bosco di Capodimonte, watercolor and tempera on paper, late eighteenth century. Naples, Museo di Capodimonte.

The Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities at La Capraia offers Research Residencies, research workshops and seminars, and larger programs organized with partner institutions.

Together, these programs support scholarly access to Naples, foster new research on Naples and on other port cities, create a network of scholars working on related projects, and communicate new research to the academic and museum communities and to the public.


Plan of Il Real Bosco di Capodimonte (detail showing location of La Capraia at number 49), watercolor and tempera on paper, late eighteenth century. Naples, Museo di Capodimonte


UPCOMING

SCHOLARS' SEMINAR
Porcelain Rooms in a Global Context
June 23 - 24, 2022
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La Capraia. Image: Claudio Metallo

PAST

SPRING SITE PRESENTATION
Becoming Neapolitan: Adriatic Identity in the Arts of Naples
June 13, 2022
Jacob Eisensmith (PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburg / 2021-2022 Predoctoral Research Resident at La Capraia)
Santa Maria La Nova, Naples

FIELD SEMINAR
Gateways to Medieval Naples
June 7 - 9, 2022
Organized in collaboration with Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte and Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II - Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
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SPRING RESEARCH PRESENTATION
Steering Her Own Ship: Power and Female Agency on the Naevoleia Tyche Relief
May 19, 2022
Crystal Rosenthal (PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin / 2021-2022 Predoctoral Research Resident at La Capraia)
Held digitally on Zoom

WINTER SCHOOL
Technical Art History and Curatorial Art
January 24 - 28, 2022
Organized in collaboration with the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte and the Università della Campania "Luigi vanvitelli"
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STUDY DAY
The Art of Conservation: A Study Day with Bruno Arciprete
October 14, 2021
With the participation of Angela Cerasuolo (Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte) and Andrea Zezza (Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”)
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
Natural Disaster and the Bay of Naples: Artistic Encounters and Transformations
June 19, 2021
Convened digitally on Zoom
Co-organized by The Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities and Franklin University Switzerland
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
The body and Battistello: the motif of the upraised shoulder in Caracciolo's painting and a new date for his voyage to Rome
May 7, 2021
Christopher Bakke (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris - 2020-21 Affiliated Predoctoral Researcher at La Capraia)
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
Cities on the edge: a tour from Liverpool to Naples and back again
April 23, 2021
Gabriel N. Gee (Franklin University Switzerland)
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
The Naples Collection at Compton Verney
April 9, 2021
Annelise Hone and Amy Orrock (Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park)
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
Circa 1656: Partenope, Plague and Mattia Preti’s Martyrdom of Saint Paul
March 26, 2021
James Anno (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
Farnese Drawings at Capodimonte
March 12, 2021
Claire Van Cleave (American Friends of Capodimonte / Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte)
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
The formation of American collections of ancient art
March 5, 2021
Elizabeth Molaceck (The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History)
Co-presented with the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
Digitizing the collections of the Museo di Capodimonte: new insights, new discoveries, new stories to tell
February 2, 2021
Carmine Romano (Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte)
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
Why Make an Image Website? Digital Tools and New Perspectives in Art History
December 11, 2020
Caroline Bruzelius (Professor, Duke University)
Paola Vitolo (Professor, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
Sulle tracce di Padre Resta nelle collezioni di Capodimonte
November 20, 2020
Gianluca Puccio (PhD Candidate, Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli – 2020-2021 Affiliated Predoctoral Researcher at La Capraia)
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
Sights and Sounds of the Square: Reconstructing the Tribunale della Vicaria in Seicento Naples
November 13, 2020
Edward Payne (Assistant Professor, Aarhus University – 2020-2021 Affiliated Postdoctoral Researcher at La Capraia)

DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
Healing Environments of Chronic Infirmity: The Ospedale degli Incurabili in Sixteenth-Century Naples
October 30, 2020
Elizabeth Duntemann (PhD Candidate, Temple University – 2018-2019 Predoctoral Research Resident at La Capraia)
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
Power on Death’s Borders: Fuga’s Camposanto for the Hospital of the Incurabili and the Politics of Burial Reform in Eighteenth-Century Naples
October 16, 2020
Fabrizio Ballabio (PhD Candidate, University of York – 2018-2019 Predoctoral Research Resident at La Capraia)
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
Introduction to the projects of 2020-2021 Predoctoral Research Residents at La Capraia
October 2, 2020
  • Crystal Rosenthal (PhD Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin)
    Agents on the Shore: Freestanding Arches in Roman Port Cities
  • Jacob Eisensmith (PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh)
    Ottoman Otranto: Southern Italian Artistic Responses to an Ottoman Invasion
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DIGITAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
Research updates from 2019-20 Predoctoral Researcher Residents at La Capraia
September 21, 2020
  • Diana Mellon (PhD Candidate, Columbia University)
    Health, Bathing, and Site-Specificity in the Illuminated De balneis Puteolanis
  • Claire Jensen (PhD Candidate, University of Toronto)
    Annunziata Art: Trecento Frescoes in Sant’Agata de’ Goti
  • Lisa Malberg (PhD Candidate, Ruhr University Bochum)
    Theatine Churches in Naples: Sacred Space and Urban Context in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Naples
  • Nathan Reeves (PhD Candidate, Northwestern University)
    Urban Space, Plebe Musicians, and Buon Governo in Spanish Naples, 1537-1632
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LECTURE
From the South Seas to Naples. James Cook's Polynesian Objects in Ferdinand IV's Collections
January 16, 2020
Carmine Romano (Museo di Capodimonte, Digitazion Project)
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte / La Capraia
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SYMPOSIUM
Caravaggio a Napoli. Ricerche in corso
January 13-14, 2020
Organized in collaboration with Prof. Maria Cristina Terzaghi (Università Roma Tre), Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and Amici di Capodimonte
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LECTURE
The Stolen Crown: a Bridge Between Worlds
January 10, 2020
Jacopo Gnisci (Getty/ACSL Fellow at the University of Oxford)
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte / La Capraia
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STUDY DAY
Dal museo alla città: due giornate di studi sul ciborio di Santa Patrizia a Capodimonte
November 11-12, 2019
Prof. Sabina de Cavi (Universidad de Cordoba) and Prof. Maria Teresa Como (Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa)
Museo di Capodimonte, and on site in the city
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WELCOME COLLOQUIUM
October 1, 2019
Presentations by the Center’s 2019-2020 Research Residents
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte / La Capraia
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SITE-BASED SCHOLARS’ SEMINAR
Oceans, Art, and Markets: Fifty Years of International Research and Methodologies
May 30-June 1, 2019
Organized in collaboration with Sabina de Cavi and the project Merchants and Artists: Provision and Circulation of Artistic Materials and Works of Art between Genoa and Lisbon 1450-1600
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte / La Capraia, and on-site in the city
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LECTURE
Abitare un fondaco al Cavone: dall’archivio alle fonti orali, tracce e memorie della cultura popolare
February 25, 2019
Brigitte Marin and Marcello Anselmo (Aix-Marseille Université et École des hautes Études)
Museo di Capodimonte
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STUDY DAY
The Ancient Port of Naples, with Prof. Rabun Taylor (UT Austin)
November 5, 2018
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and on-site in the city
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WELCOME COLLOQUIUM
Presentations by the Center’s 2018-2019 Research Residents
September 29, 2018
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte / La Capraia
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SYMPOSIUM
Napoli, Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in un contesto mondiale
October 12-14, 2017 Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte
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Image: Claudio Metallo