Italy 2023

IMG_9033This program in summer 2023  focuses onIMG_8263 the revival and influence of classical culture in the early modern period, through extensive engagement with the city of Rome and its environs as well as in Florence.  The program contains two courses.  One course (HUM 3) examines the revival of classical learning and ideals during the Renaissance, and traces subsequent developments through the Protestant Reformation and Scientific Revolution in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  The second course examines IMG_8322the long history of Rome, from its origins in the second millennium BCE to its present incarnation as a national capital that also contains the center of a global religious movement.  In this sense, Rome remains an “eternal city” or  caput mundi (world capital).  This course  provides the broader context for our study of the early modern period and the global interconnections that emerged.

This program was taught in 2018 and will be again in 2023.