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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 usually meet in Faculty House at 5:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each academic month (except January).  Since April 2020, during the pandemic, we have been meeting earlier via Zoom, and we will now be meeting at 4 pm, allowing until 6:15 for the talk and ample discussion of the talk, followed by a brief virtual toast and conversation.  We have found that this allows colleagues from other parts of the globe to join the talk and discussion, to our great mutual profit.  This will continue for the duration of the health crisis, at the end of which we may adopt a hybrid format.

Professor Cynthia M. Pyle

Professor Alan Stewart

Mackenzie Fox

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