Past lectures

How to be a Renaissance Woman: Make up, Beauty and Dieting in Sixteenth-century Italy

Professor Jill Burke, Chair of Renaissance Visual and Material Cultures, University of Edinburgh

2019, Melbourne


The Sound of a Wall: Spatial and Sensory Boundaries between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy

Professor Nicholas Terpstra, University of Toronto

2018, Melbourne


Coping with Plague: Public Health and Epidemics in Renaissance Italy

Professor John Henderson, Professor of Italian Renaissance History in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London; Research Professor at Monash University, Melbourne; and Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

2017, Melbourne


Uses and Abuses of Intelligence from Dante to Machiavelli

Professor Lino Pertile, Carl A. Pescosolido Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, and former Paul E. Geier Director of Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

You can watch a video-recording of this lecture online.

2016, Melbourne