Jeffrey Collins contributed the concluding chapter to A Companion to Early Modern Rome, 1492-1692, published this month by Brill. Intended for scholars and students across the academy, the volume’s thirty essays explore the resurgent papal capital in its religious, political, demographic, administrative, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects. Collins’s chapter, “Sites and Sightseers: Rome through Foreign Eyes,” studies the city as a locus of cultural and artistic pilgrimage, asking how Romans responded to the stream of curious outsiders, and how their fresh perspectives fostered new tastes, new art forms, and new institutions.

Deborah Krohn was interviewed as part of the BBC radio documentary, “Street Cry Goodbyes,” focusing on the cries of Britain’s street vendors, whose distinctive musical sounds are steadily becoming a phenomenon of the past as open-air city markets disappear. In March, at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference in Toronto, she presented a paper, “Confluences and Divergences: A Life of Practice, Praxis, and Process,” as part of the panel “From Techne to Metatechne: Sessions in Honor of Robert Williams.”

Andrew Morrall gave a talk at the Art Institute of Chicago, on March 12, entitled “The Inner and Outer Worlds of the Renaissance Art Cabinet.” This month also saw the publication of his article, “Art, Geometry, and the Imagery of Ruins in the Sixteenth-Century German Kunstkabinett,” in Imagery and Ingenuity in Early Modern Europe. Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Chipps Smith, edited by Catherine Ingersoll, Alisa McCusker, and Jessica Weiss (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019).