Stefano Evangelista on Walter Pater

On 13 February Dr. Stefano Evangelista of Trinity College, Oxford, presented an inspiring guest lecture on Walter Pater’s vision of the Renaissance as a state of mind. Walter Pater (1839 – 1894) was an English art and literary critic at Oxford. Although he was a shy and peaceful man, his book The Renaissance, Studies in

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Dr. Jobst Welge on the Decameron

On 28 January Dr. Jobst Welge of Freie Universität zu Berlin presented a guest lecture on Boccaccio’s Decameron. Written in 1348, the Decameron tells of the brigata, a band of three young men and seven young women who flee from plague-ridden Florence to a pastoral idyll, where they feast and tell stories – ten stories

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Kristin Voigt – ‘Individual Choice and Unequal Participation in Higher Education’

On 21 November 2007, Kristin Voigt, assistant professor, European College of Liberal Arts, held a seminar based on her article, ‘Individual Choice and Unequal Participation in Higher Education’. The presentation of the article was followed by a discussion that gathered students and professors of ECLA. ‘Individual Choice and Unequal Participation in Higher Education’ considers the

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ECLA Guest Lectures: Lynn Catterson on “Renaissance Style and the Antique”; Denise Budd on “Medici Patronage”

The art historical component of ECLA’s Academy Year core course on Renaissance Florence was inaugurated in style on the 9th of January with a pair of lectures by Lynn Catterson and Denise Budd, both scholars of Renaissance art visiting from the United States. Professor Catterson, who teaches at Columbia University, has written on fifteenth-century Florentine

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