On Wednesday February 8th Professor Horst Bredekamp presented his lecture: “The Political Iconography of the Piazza Signoria in Florence.” Professor Bredekamp currently teaches at Humboldt University here in Berlin. He has held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1991), the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin (1992), and at the Getty Center, Los Angeles (1995 and 1998). He is the recipient of the Sigmund-Freud-Prize (2001), the Aby-Moritz-Warburg-Prize (2004) and the Max-Planck-Forschungspreis (2006). His most recent publications include Darwins Korallen (2005) and Die Fenster der Monade. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’ Theater der Natur und Kunst (2004).