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
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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
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11/11/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Hamlet as Machine
Alan Gabbey, Barnard College and Columbia University
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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
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02/14/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

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03/14/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

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04/11/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

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05/09/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM

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