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Gutting the Eternal City: Early Modern Anatomy and the Archaeology of Rome's Urban Body


Nastasya Kosygina, Ph.D. candidate
Department of Visual Studies at UCI

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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This talk navigates the tumultuous period between the sack of Rome in 1527 and the plague of 1656, re-situating early modern anatomical illustration within the infrastructural remodeling, antiquarian excavation, and ideological transformation of Rome that took place during this time.


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Nastasya Kosygina is a PhD candidate in the Visual Studies Program, and holds a BA in Art History and Classical Studies as well as a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. Nastasya's dissertation, "Palimpsestuous Urbanism: Infrastructure and the Watery Underwriting of Late Antique Rome," addresses geology, urban planning, and representation of water in the city of Rome during the late imperial and early medieval periods (ca. 4th-9th centuries CE), particularly during the phase of the city’s Byzantine occupation in the 6th century.