The Renaissance

  • Founded
    1945
  • Seminar Number
    407

The Seminar in the Renaissance, founded in 1945 by Paul Oskar Kristeller and John Herman Randall, hosts presentations of about 45-50 minutes on various aspects of Renaissance thought (including Renaissance humanism) and its ramifications in the arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, music, literature) and the sciences (physical, natural, historical and philological), as well as history and philosophy.  The Renaissance is taken to include the period from about 1350 to about 1650.  We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in Faculty House from September through December and from February through May at 5:30 pm.  Participants may choose to join the speaker for a buffet dinner from 7 pm.


Co-Chairs
Professor Cynthia M. Pyle
c.m.pyle@nyu.edu

Professor Alan Stewart
ags2105@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Lien Van Geel
lv2371@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

 

Welcome

Meetings

09/12/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Dante as Philosopher of the Polis: Free Will and the Public Sphere
Peter Carravetta, Stony Brook University, SUNY
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10/10/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
The Renaissance in Russian History and Memory
Francis Randall, Sarah Lawrence College
Abstract




11/14/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Early Modern Propaganda: Nicolaus Hogenberg’s Engravings of the Post-Coronation Cavalcade of Emperor Charles V in Bologna (1530)
Konrad Eisenbichler, University of Toronto
Abstract




12/11/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
From the 95 theses to the Reformation world view
Euan Cameron, Union Theological Seminary
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02/13/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
‘Per commandamento di misser Jacomo Operaio’: Notes on Jacopo della Quercia as Operaio del Duomo di Siena (1435-38)
Gail Aronow, Independent Scholar
Abstract




03/06/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Two Renaissance Magnates: Agostino Chigi and Jakob Fugger
Ingrid Rowland, University of Notre Dame
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04/10/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Giorgio Ghisi, The Allegory of Life: A Dynastic and Rhetorical Reading
Mark S. Weil, Washington University in Saint Louis
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05/08/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Plato vs Aristotle: the comparatio as a Genre in Early Modern Europe
Eva Del Soldato, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract