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This event has been postponed due to concerns regarding the Coronavirus in the New York area. A new date will be announced soon.

Join us for a lecture and brief Q&A with the National Association of Scholars on Thursday, March 19, at our office in Manhattan.

In the sixteenth century, the influential Neapolitan riding academy developed the precursor of dressage, and a groundbreaking treatise on equine anatomy was published in Venice in 1598. But vigorous Iberian equine traditions tempered Italian influence in Spain, where elites exercised a distinctive style of riding, and Spanish equine doctors published their own genre of medical treatises. Janice Gunther Martin will examine how Spaniards in this context responded to Italian developments.

All the King's Horses and Men:
The Royal Stables of Renaissance Spain

Thursday, March 19, 2020
6:00 p.m.

First Things Editorial Offices
9 East 40th Street, Tenth Floor
New York, New York

Ms. Martin is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame, where she researches how humans engage and define the natural world and their place within it, with a particular focus on science and medicine during the early modern period.