Events

Events

AT BROWN

 

All events are held at the Annmary Brown Memorial (21 Brown Street) at 5:30 PM and free of charge unless otherwise indicated.

2014-2015 REMS SCHEDULE OF LECTURES

  • Monday, September 15, Barbara Fuchs (UCLA,)   “An Andalusian in Rome, or, Translating the Picaresque,” invited by the graduate students
  • Tuesday, Sept. 30: Jeremy Mumford (History), "Inka Sibling Marriage: Language, Kinship, Desire"
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28: Jay Reed (Classics), "Love's Imperium in Garcilaso de la Vega's Third Latin Ode"
  • Thursday, Feb. 26: Karen Newman (Comparative Literature), "Cervantes' La Gitanilla Translated and Hardy’s La Belle Egyptienne"
  • Tuesday, March 16: Neil Safier (John Carter Brown Library and History), "Translating Science at the Blind-Man’s Arch: Conceição Velloso and the Arco do Cego Printhouse"
  • Tuesday, April 28: Evelyn Lincoln (History of Art and Architecture), "The View from Here and There"

 CONFERENCE “Globalizing Chinese Medicine in the 17th Century: ‘Translation’ at Work” (October 17-18, 2014) 

Organized by Harold J. Cook, John F. Nickoll Professor of History

In the past decade, many projects have asked important questions about how forms of knowledge become globalized. While examples are often framed by the information economy, universal (sometimes Western) science, and commodity flows, other kinds of knowledge also traveled, such as “Chinese medicine.” Indeed, at the same time as the “rise of modern science,” Chinese medicine became a subject of interest to many people beyond China. Globalization was a process not dependent on “scientific” truth claims alone.

Among the other processes was that of translation, a word that hints at how meanings can be shifted even if they are never identical in different places.  It also suggests that agency lies with recipients as much as transmitters. Thus, many processes were at work in the globalization of Chinese medicine. Does noticing the emergence of Chinese medicine on the world stage help us better understand how some kinds of knowledge became “global”?

How Chinese medicine was being globalized in the 17th century is therefore a subject that raises many questions about the various kinds of people and processes involved in the mobility of knowledge on a world scale. But it is also a subject of importance in its own right. The participants in this international conference consider the subject of Chinese medicine and its relationships to other kinds of study, the forms it took in other places in the 17th century, and the processes that enabled these changes. 

Program Schedule:

 

Friday, October 17

Kassar Foxboro Auditorium, 151 Thayer Street

 

Session 1: Chair, Harold J. Cook (Brown University)

4.30: Introductions

4.45: Marta Hansen and Gianna Pomata (Johns Hopkins University), Translating the Maijue fufang 脈訣附方 (Pulse Rhymes with Appended Formulas ) for a European audience: new light on the Specimen Medicinae Sinicae  (1682)

5.30: Beatriz Puente Ballesteros (University of Konstanz), “God’s Gift for the Son of Heaven: The Unsung Story of Chocolate in Early Qing China”

6.15: Reception, John Hay Library

(7.30: Conference Dinner for Speakers, Commentator, and Chairs)

 

Saturday, October 18

MacMillan Auditorium, Rm 115, 167 Thayer Street

 

Session 2: Chair, Daniel Rodriguez (Brown University)

9.15: Margaret Garber (UC Fullerton), “The Heat of Healing: The Reception of Moxa in a Late Seventeenth Century German Medical Journal”

10.00: Motoichi Terada (Nagoya City University), “Chinese medicine and European Vitalism”

10.45, Coffee Break

Session 3: Chair, Tara Nummedal (Brown University)

11.15: Daniel Trambaiolo (Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences), “The Epistemology of Epidemic Diseases in Ming-Qing China and Tokugawa Japan”

12.00: Wei Yu Wayne Tan (Harvard University), “What Did Willem ten Rhijne See or Know? The Japanese Transformation of Chinese Acupuncture in the 17th Century”

Provided Lunch

Session 4: Chair, Cynthia Brokaw (Brown University)

2.15: Matthias Vigouroux (Zhejiang University, Hangzhou), “Books Trade and Geographical Mobility: Itineraries of Medical Knowledge in Seventeenth Century East Asia”

3.00: Michelle Thompson (Southern Connecticut State University), “The Posthumous Publication and Promotion of the Works of Tue Tinh by the Le Dynasty (1428-1788)”

3.45: Coffee Break

Session 5: Chair, Harold J. Cook

4.15: Comment by Bridie Andrews (Bentley University)

Followed by general discussion

5.00: End

Sponsored by Humanities Initiative, Brown University; Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; Department of HistoryFor further information, please contactMaria Sokolova (maria_sokolova@brown.edu), Administrator Renaissance and Early Modern Studies program

 

MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN HISTORY SEMINAR (with department of History) Schedule

Tuesday, October 21, 5:30 pm – The 35th William F. Church Memorial Lecture (more coming soon)

 

JCB/BROWN BRITISH ATLANTIC SEMINAR (JBBAS)

 

OUTSIDE BROWN

 

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EARLYMOD THIS WEEK  

   

*Thursday, September 18, 2014 – 4:15pm  

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Renaissance Seminar  

Seminar, “Tropes of Expertise and Converso Unbelief in Early Modern Spain”  

Seth Kimmel, Columbia University  

Room 113, 41 Wyllys (Squash Court Building), Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT  

For a copy of this paper, please contact Kristine Schiavi: Ph. (860) 685-2830 / kschiavi@wesleyan.edu  

http://rensem.site.wesleyan.edu  

   

*Friday, September 19, 2014 – 2:00-4:00pm   

Sponsored by the CES Dissertation Workshop  

Talk, "The Revolution at Work: Administering Property Confiscation," a chapter from her dissertation  

Hannah Callaway, Harvard  

Goldman Room, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA  

For a copy of the precirculated paper, please contact Charles (cclavey@fas.harvard.edu) or Barnaby (crowcroft@fas.harvard.edu)  

   

UPCOMING EVENTS (a star indicates a newly listed item)  

   

Thursday, September 18, 2014 – 4:15pm  

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Renaissance Seminar  

Seminar, “Tropes of Expertise and Converso Unbelief in Early Modern Spain”  

Seth Kimmel, Columbia University  

(Squash) Rm. 113, Wesleyan University, 41 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT 06457  

The seminars are entirely devoted to discussion of previously circulated papers, for a copy of this paper, please contact Kristine Schiavi by, phone: (860) 685-2830, or e-mail: kschiavi@wesleyan.edu    

http://rensem.site.wesleyan.edu/ 

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – 6:00pm

Talk, "Patching the 18th-Century Canon:  The Many Lives of the Norton Anthology of English Literature"

Lawrence Lipking, Northwestern University

Barker Center, Room 114, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA

http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/eighteenth-century-studies

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Five College Renaissance Seminar

Cyrus Mulready, Associate Professor of English, SUNY New Paltz.

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St.,, Amherst, MA 01002

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. For more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

*Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 5:00PM

Sponsored by Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture & Research at UMass Lowell

Lecture, “A New Hybrid World: Crossing Cultures with the Portuguese in Asia, Africa, and the Americas"

Kenneth David Jackson, Yale University

Room TBA, UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren St, Lowell, MA

“Crossing Cultures” presents a perspective on the Porguguese-speaking world, comprised of 230 people in eight countries on four continents, which, after the epic voyage of Vasco da Gama, set in motion the modern forms of encounter between peoples and cultures in the founding moments of a hybrid, global world. The lecture explores diverse examples ofPortuguese contacts from Brazil to Japan.

RSVP:  Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. 

More information: Prof. Frank Sousa, Director, frank_sousa@uml.edu

 

Thursdays, beginning October 2, 2014 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Community Class, “Le Roi Lear with Marie Roche”

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Free and open to the public. Pre-registration by October 1st  required. For pre-registration or more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

Runs 5 weeks. This seminar is entirely run in French. Come to read, speak (perhaps laugh in French!) and see a French production of King Lear/ Le Roi Lear by William Shakespeare. The text chosen is a bilingual translation by Jean Michel Déprats, honored guest visitor of the International Shakespeare Conference in March 2014. The English/French text will be provided for the attendants’ convenience. General requirement: to fully engage in the class the participant must have some reading and speaking competence in the French language. However, anyone who would like an immersion in French and soak in the language is welcome to join, but ongoing translation cannot be expected.

 

Sunday, October 5, 2014 – 2:00pm-4:00pm

Co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club and The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

First Sunday Concert Series, "Madrigals on Poetry by Petrarch, Dante, Guarini, and Tasso"

The University of Massachusetts Madrigal Singers, directed by Emiliano Ricciardi

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Donations welcome.

For more information contact: Ph.  (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

Mondays, beginning October 6, 2014 - 3:00pm-4:30pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Community Class, “Non-Dramatic Prose and Verse of the Sixteenth Century with Marie Roche”

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Free and open to the public. Pre-registration by October 3rd required. For pre-registration or more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

This is an 8-week survey class of the known and lesser-known works of the Sixteenth Century English Renaissance. No prior knowledge required. Weekly Readings provided. Every week will review different aspects of the English Renaissance literary corpus. October through November 2014

 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – 5:00pm

Co-sponsored by the Law and History Workshop of the Harvard Law School and the workshop in Early Modern History of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Talk, “The form is the cloak, not the spirit’: Equity in Early Modern Venetian Contract Disputes.”

James Shaw, The University of Sheffield

Wasserstein Hall, Room 3009, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 5:30pm

Talk, "Q1 Hamlet: Playfull Typography”

Erika Boeckeler, Northeastern University

Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA

http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/shakespearean-studies

 

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 9:00am-4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Graduate Conference

Keynote speaker, Coppelia Kahn, Brown University.

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

$10.00 includes admission to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon coffee.

Advance registration is required.

Visit the conference blog at: http://renaissanceconference.wordpress.com

For more details contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

* Saturday, October 11, 2014 – 9:00AM-6:00PM

2014 New England Renaissance Conference (NERC)

Theme, “Cultures of Credit and Debt in Medieval & Early Modern Europe”

Keynote Speaker: Francesca Trivellato, Yale University

Opening Remarks: Touba Ghadessi, Wheaton College & Elizabeth W. Mellyn, University of New Hampshire

Session Chairs: David Bachrach & Sean Moore, both of the University of New Hampshire

Session Speakers:

Martha Howell, Columbia University

Dan Smail, Harvard University

Evan MacCarthy, West Virginia University

James Shaw, University of Sheffield

Lauren Jacobi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hal Cook, Brown University

Carl Wennerlind, Barnard College

Theatre I, Memorial Union Building, University of New Hampshire, 83 Main St., Durham, NH

To register, and for more information (including conference brochure), visit: https://paulcollege.unh.edu/events/new-england-renaissance-conference

 

Monday, October 13 - Friday October 17, 2014 – Time TBD

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Scholar in Residence, Jean Howard, of Columbia University

To arrange for a time slot during her office hours or for more information, please contact the Center: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St.,, Amherst, MA 01002

Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Lecture, "Interrupting the Lucrece Effect?  Representing Rape on the Early Modern Stage"

Jean Howard, Columbia University

Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

For more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Five College Renaissance Seminar, “Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare”

Christopher Pye, Williams College

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. For more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014 – 4:15pm

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Renaissance Seminar

Seminar, “Polyphonic Sensibilities:  Emotion and Music in the Early Renaissance”

Graeme Boone, Ohio State University

(Squash) Rm. 113, Wesleyan University, 41 Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT 06457

The seminars are entirely devoted to discussion of previously circulated papers, for a copy of this paper, please contact Sandy Brough: Ph. (860) 685-2594 / sbrough@wesleyan.edu

http://rensem.site.wesleyan.edu/

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9:00am-4:00pm

Co-sponsored by the DuBois Library, The Amherst Woman’s Club and The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

“6th Annual History of the Book Conference”

Speakers: Sonja Drimmer, University of Massachusetts,

Lisa Fagin Davis, Simmons College, and

Alexandra Halasz, Dartmouth College

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Free and open to the public. Pre-registration by October 10th required. For pre-registration or more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

Lunch is provided.

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – 5:30 PM

The 35th William F. Church Memorial Lecture, “Inventing Medieval Women: History, Memory, and Forgery in Early Modern Italy”,

Paula Findlen, Stanford University

Smith-Buoannno Hall, Room 106, Brown University, 95 Cushing St., Providence, RI

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Lecture, “Botanical Illustration in Europe and the New World”

Lecturer, Rick Lopez

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

For more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – 5:00pm

Co-sponsored by the Robert C. Smith, Jr. Fund for Portuguese Studies, Department of Romance Languages and Literature.

Talk, “Parliamentary politics in early-modern Iberia. Ceremony and political debate within the 'Cortes' of Portugal (16th-17th centuries)”

Pedro Cardim, Universidad Nova, Lisbon

Robinson Hall, Basement Seminar Room, Harvard University, 35 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014 – 6:00pm

Talk, “Dancing on Her Grave? Adding Dance for the Heroine in Shakespeare's Tragedies”

Linda McJannet, Bentley College

Room 133, Barker Center, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA

http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/women-and-culture-early-modern-world

 

*Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Monday, January 19, 2015

Sponsored by Bank of America, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Art Exhibit, “Donatello, Michaelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors’ Drawings from Renaissance Italy”

Hostetter Gallery, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115

For further information about the exhibit visit: http://www.gardnermuseum.org/collection/exhibitions

For complete hours and admission information visit: http://www.gardnermuseum.org/visit/hours_and_admission

 

Monday, October 27-Thursday, October 30, 2014 – Time TBD

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Scholars in Residence: Matthias Bauer, of the University of Tuebingen, and Angelika Zirker, of the University of Tuebingen.

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St.,, Amherst, MA 01002

To arrange for a time slot during each of their office hours or for more information, please contact the Center: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, October 29, 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, “Authorship and Co-Creation in the English Renaissance: From George Herbert to Shakespeare”

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker, both of the University of Tuebingen

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

For more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

Saturday, November 1, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Italian Renaissance Harvest Banquet

Marriott Center, 11th Floor, Campus Center, UMass Amherst, main campus, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003

Join us for a festive evening celebrating Renaissance Italy! Enjoy authentic Renaissance food prepared using produce and herbs from the Renaissance Center’s own kitchen garden. Revel in the sounds of Renaissance Italy brought to you through lutes, sackbuts, singing, and more. With entertainment ranging from juggling to theater to door prizes, you are bound to have an evening of excitement and fun!

$75/each or $125/couple - Reservations must be made by October 27th.

For reservations or more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

Sunday, November 2, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club and The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

First Sunday Concert Series

AyreCraft (Vocals by Donnie Cotter and lutes played by Robert Castellano and Meg Pash).

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Free and Open to the public. No reservations required. Donations welcome.

For more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

*Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – 2:00-5:00pm

Art Exhibit Study Day

Studying the Exhibit, “Donatello, Michaelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors’ Drawings from Renaissance Italy”

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115

RSVP to Elizabeth Regula at (617) 264-6004 or eregula@isgm.org

 

Wednesday, November 5, 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series, Renaissance Italian Food

Lecturer, Roberto Ludovico

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

For more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

Wednesday, November 12, 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series, Rare Book Show and Tell

Lecturer, David Katz

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

For more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Five College Renaissance Seminar

Russ Leo, Princeton University

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. For more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

*Thursday, November 13, 7:00pm

Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanitites Center

Seminar, "Female Literacy Revisited: Women Reading in London, 1570-1640",

Eleanor Hubbard, Princeton University

Room 133, Barker Center, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA

http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/women-and-culture-early-modern-world

 

*Friday, November 14, 5:30pm

Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanitites Center

Seminar, "The Making of Shakespeare: Commemoration, Cultural Memory, and 'the Bard'

Coppélia Kahn, Brown University

Room 133, Barker Center, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA

http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/shakespearean-studies

 

Friday, November 14, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Co-sponsored by The Renaissance Center’s Reading Group and The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Family Renaissance Games Night

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Join us for an evening of Renaissance-era board games, door prizes, refreshments, and more! Families and kids are welcome! Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

For more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

Monday, November 17, 2014 – 5:00pm

Co-sponsored by the workshop in Early Modern History, the Humanities Center Seminar in Book History and the Early Science Working Group. 

Talk, "From a Medical Republic of Letters to the Index of Prohibited Books,"

Hannah Marcus, Stanford University

Robinson Hall, Basement Seminar Room, Harvard University, 35 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Wednesday, November 19, 4:00pm

Co-sponsored by The Renaissance Center’s Reading Group and The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

Classical Legacy Lecture, The Virtue Politics of the Italian Humanists

Lecturer, James Hankins

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

For more information contact: Ph. (413) 577-3600 / renaissance@english.umass.edu

 

Sunday, December 7, 2014 2:00pm-4:00pm

Co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club and The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

First Sunday Concert Series

Voces Feminae, directed by Catherine Bell

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Reading Room, UMass – Amherst, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

Free and Open to the public. No reservations required. Donations welcome.