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
Barbara Vinck
bev2106@columbia.edu


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

 

Welcome

Meetings

09/13/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Copernicus and the Astrologers
Robert Westman, University of California, San Diego
Abstract




10/04/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Sixtus IV, the Franciscans, and the Genesis of Music Printing in Quattrocento Rome
Jane Bernstein, Tufts University
Abstract




11/11/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Hamlet as Machine
Alan Gabbey, Barnard College and Columbia University
Abstract




12/13/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Disputing Ancient Authorities: Costanzo Felici’s Rewriting of Sallust’s Conspiracy of Catiline
Patricia J. Osmond, Iowa State University

Robert W. Ulery, Jr., Wake Forest University
Abstract



02/14/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Picturing Reform as an Object of Desire: Implanting Ideology in Mid-Cinquecento Painted Portraits
Leatrice Mendelsohn, Independent Scholar
Abstract




03/14/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
French in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility
Katie Chenoweth, Princeton University
Abstract




04/11/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Arabic Translators in Renaissance Spain
Claire Gilbert, St. Louis University
Abstract




05/09/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Before Knowing: Philosophic Lyric and the Thinking Self
Ayesha Ramachandran, Yale University
Abstract