The STVDIO research-seminar series promotes the collaborative interdisciplinary study of the Renaissance in the UK and internationally. Seminars are offered by a combination of PhD students, research fellows, and more established scholars, both within and outside of Warwick. They typically meet on Tuesdays (occasionally on Wednesdays) at 17:00; all seminars will be held in H4.50 in the 4th floor extension of the Humanities Block, unless stated otherwise below.
Autumn 2017, Term 1
Tuesday 10 October 2017. Prof. Liam Semler (Sydney), 'The Arrival, Form and Meaning of the Grotesque in England 1500-1700'.
Tuesday 14 November 2017. Prof. Maria Teresa Guerrini (Bologna), 'University and Academies in Early Modern Bologna'.
Tuesday 28 November 2017. Dr Valerio Sanzotta (Ludwig Boltzmann
Institute for Neo-Latin Studies), 'Marsilio Ficino’s Marginal Notes on Proclus’s Commentary on the Timaeus (Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana, MS 24)'.
Tuesday 5 December 2017. Dr Rich Rabone (Warwick), 'A Novel mediocritas? The Aristotelian Middle Way and the Pursuit of Happiness in Baltasar Gracián's Criticón'.
Spring 2018, Term 2
Tuesday 9 January 2018. Dr Hester Schadee (Exeter), 'Speech and the City: the Role of Language in Leonardo Bruni’s Civic Humanism'.
Tuesday 20 February 2018. Dr Felicita Tramontana (Warwick), 'Missionaries and Mobility between the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Italy'.
Tuesday 6 March 2018. Dr Vladimir Brljak (Cambridge), 'The Literary Criticism of Kenelm Digby'.
Summer 2018, Term 3
Tuesday 15 May 2018. Prof. Paula Findlen (Stanford), ‘Science and the Arts in the Early Modern Period: New Directions for Research and Teaching’. A joint STVDIO/History Seminar