Talk: Representations of Wartime Sexual Violence in Renaissance Painting
  • Theatre 2, Plymouth University

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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
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: Theatre 2, Plymouth University

£6/£4.20/Friends free

Free to Plymouth University students via SPiA

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