Category Archives: Renaissance Art and History

Making Scents of the Past

The history of perfumes, fragrances, food, and medicines in the early modern period are closely intertwined. Early modern Europeans crafted “recipes” by experimenting with different ingredients from plants, animals, minerals, and other sources. The DURARE research team questions: “Is it … Continue reading

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Gallica Celebrates Early Modern Venice

The Bibliothèque Nationale de France’s Gallica platform is celebrating early modern Venice with a digitized version of its copy of Jacopo de’ Barbari’s Venetie MD (1500). This monumental printed city view of Venice has been closely studied using many different … Continue reading

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Giovanni Contarini’s Account of the Lepanto Campaign

I am happy to report that my book review of Kiril Petkov’s translation of Giovanni Pietro Contarini’s account of the Lepanto campaign has been published by the Mediterranean Seminar Review. Contarini, Giovanni Pietro. From Cyprus to Lepanto. Trans. Kiril Petkov. New York, … Continue reading

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RSA High School Teaching Grants

The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) is once again offering teaching grants for high school teachers who teach online lessons or units on Renaissance studies. The RSA is currently inviting high school teachers to submit proposals for their Grants in … Continue reading

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Femmes à la cour de France

Tracy Adams has published a review of a collective volume on Femmes à la cour de France, edited by Caroline zum Kolk and Kathleen Wilson. I was pleased to write an essay for this collective volume on noblewomen from the … Continue reading

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A Renaissance of Violence

I am happy to report that my review of Colin Rose’s A Renaissance of Violence: Homicide in Early Modern Italy has just been published on H-Italy. “One of the most brazen murders in Bologna’s history occurred on September 8, 1652, … Continue reading

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Medici Archive Project Fellowships

The Medici Archive Project is offering several new short-term fellowships for graduate students in art and architectural history to conduct archival research in Florence. I previously served as a NEH Fellow with the Medici Archive Project and had an amazing … Continue reading

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Seeing Race Before Race Fellowship

Premodern critical race studies is a rapidly expanding field within premodern studies. Many historians of the Medieval and Early Modern World are investigating the histories and languages of race and racism in premodern contexts. The Center for Renaissance Studies is … Continue reading

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Reading Archival Latin Seminar

A Summer Skills Seminar on Reading Archival Latin is being organized by the Mediterranean Seminar for Summer 2022. Graduate students and researchers interested in learning to read Latin manuscripts are encouraged to apply for this seminar. The Mediterranean Seminar announcement … 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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