Category Archives: Intellectual History

Rousseau and Revolution

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar at Montclair State University is hosting a lecture by Francesco Toto on “Rousseau and Revolution in the Second Discourse.” Graduate students in pre-modern History at Northern Illinois University may be interested in this … Continue reading

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Remembering Florence in the Forgotten Centuries

Florence is almost always associated with the Renaissance, but until relatively recently the focus of Florentine history was on the quattrocento (1400s) and Republican Florence. Eric Cochrane’s groundbreaking work, Florence in the Forgotten Centuries: A History of Florence and the … Continue reading

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CRS Graduate Student Conference

The Newberry Library’s Center for Renaissance Studies is hosting its Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference online via Zoom, beginning today. Graduate students in Renaissance studies and pre-modern History at Northern Illinois University are encouraged to participate. Here is the announcement from … Continue reading

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Commemorating Montaigne’s Essais

French literary scholars are commemorating the 450th anniversary of the beginning of the writing of Montaigne’s Essais. Michel de Montaigne began writing his innovative essays in southwestern France in 1572, the year of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. France MĂ©moire … Continue reading

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NEH Summer Seminar on Reformation Printing

The Ohio State University will be hosting a NEH Summer Seminar on Printing and the Book during the Reformation: 1450-1650, during Summer 2022. This seminar is a great opportunity for university professors and independent researchers interested in the Reformation, print … Continue reading

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Teaching the Early Modern Book

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a research methods workshop on Teaching the Early Modern Book: Ways of Seeing, Ways of Thinking. This is a great opportunity for graduate students interested in the history of … Continue reading

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Virtual Rome

My students in HIST 420 The Renaissance at Northern Illinois University recently discussed the intellectual movement of Humanism in the Renaissance, focusing especially on the Humanists’ fascination with antiquities and their nostalgia for ancient Rome. Students read passages from Poggio … Continue reading

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500th Anniversary of the Diet of Worms of 1521

Five hundred years ago this month, a monk and radical religious reformer confronted the powerful Holy Roman Emperor at the Imperial Diet held in the city of Worms in April 1521. Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk and professor at the … Continue reading

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Confronting Whiteness in Ancient History

Students in my History of the Western World I course confront racial constructs in the idea of the West from the first day of classes. We consider the concepts of Europe, the West, and Western Civilization, critically throughout the semester, … Continue reading

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Astrolabes and Armillary Spheres

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a virtual discussion of scientific instruments and scientific knowledge in the Renaissance. Here is the announcement from the Center for Renaissance Studies: Astrolabes and Armillary Spheres: Scientific Instruments and … Continue reading

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