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November 2012 News Releases

The Medici Network: A Study of Visual Rhetoric in Renaissance Florence, is topic of Brown Bag International Lecture

“The Medici Network: A Study of Visual Rhetoric in Renaissance Florence,” will be discussed by Leslie Reynard, associate professor, communication, at the Brown Bag International Lecture at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the International House, Washburn University. The event is open to the public. The international programs office sponsors the series.

Reynard spent several weeks in Florence, Italy studying the art and architecture produced by the Medici family. She took an interdisciplinary approach to her research by drawing upon theories of organizational systems and networks as well as political communication and rhetoric. Reynard will discuss ways political, religious and economic power flowed together to produce the Renaissance art which reinforced dominant values and gave “voice” to new, competing ideas. Much of the art is now housed in and around the Uffizi Museum.


International programs, 785-670-1051
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153