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
Charles Pletcher
cp2924@columbia.edu


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

 

Welcome

Meetings

09/13/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Riccio’s Paschal Candlestick at the Santo in Padua as a Traditional Liturgical Furnishing
Sarah McHam, Rutgers University
Abstract




10/09/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Two Dominicans on Slavery: Las Casas and Campanella
Richard Blum, Loyola University, Baltimore
Abstract




11/13/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Rembrandt’s Angels
Larry Silver, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract




12/11/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
The Renaissance and Renaissance Humanism in America: Before and After Wallace K. Ferguson’s The Renaissance in Historical Thought
John Monfasani, State University of New York, Albany
Abstract




02/12/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Between Scylla and Charbydis: Dido in France 1483-1552
Marian Rothstein, Carthage College
Abstract




03/12/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Seeking Snakeroot in Eden: John Parkinson’s Theatrum Botanicum (1640) in colonial Virginia
Karen Reeds, Princeton Research Forum
Abstract




04/09/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
The Curious Flagellator in Piero’s ‘Flagellation of Christ:’ A Contextual Analysis and a Thesis
Michael H. Shank, University of Wisconsin
Abstract




05/14/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Mini-Conference / Round Table on Leonardo da Vinci, April 15, 1452-May 2, 1519
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Notes: Participants to be announced