Rape of women and girls remains a widespread form of aggression against a civilian population during war and often the belief is that the universal condemnation and prosecution of these crimes is a relatively recent phenomenon.
However, critical representations of sexual violence were already created during the Italian Renaissance.
Dr Péter Bokody, Lecture in Art History at
Plymouth University explores how
civic imagery developed in city-republics gives us a unique insight into the revolutionary understanding of gender-based aggression and a forgotten chapter in rape history.
Date: Tuesday 5 December
Venue: Theatre 2, Plymouth University
Free to Plymouth University students via SPiA