Spring 2024

We are delighted to announce the schedule for Spring 2024, designed to deepen and contextualize our understanding of the Renaissance. We hope you will be able to join us for lively discussion of issues that invigorate our various fields. As is our custom, the seminar meetings are entirely devoted to discussion of previously circulated papers. Please email in advance for the paper(s) if you are not already on our campus distribution list and would like to attend (contact information below).

Papers can only be made available by pdf with the express permission of the author. We ask that participants exercise the utmost discretion and confidentiality with the speaker’s work. Please refrain from circulation of any form. Many thanks.

Thursday January 25, 2024
4:30 p.m. Boger 315

Hannah Marcus
John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences
Interim Faculty Director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University

“Letters and Old Age”

Thursday April 18, 2024
4:30 p.m. Boger 315

Joel Pattison
Assistant Professor of History, Williams College

“Ianuensis Ergo Mercator
Genoese Society and the Maghrib Trade, 1200-1300