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International Colloquium


Friday 21 June

10.10 Registration

10.30 Welcome

10.45 Session I – Chair: Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania)

10.45 Fiammetta Papi (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa): Giles of Rome’s De regimine principum and its vernacular translations: the reception of the Aristotelian tradition and the problem of courtesy

11.15 Luca Bianchi (Università del Piemonte Orientale): Uses of Latin Sources in Renaissance Vernacularizations of Aristotle: the Cases of Galeazzo Florimonte, Francesco Venier, and Francesco Pona

11.45 Letizia Panizza (Royal Holloway-University of London): Alessandro Piccolomini (1508-1578): Popularizing Aristotle for the Layman – and Laywoman

12.15 Discussion

12.45 Lunch

14.00 Session II – Chair: Virginia Cox (New York University)

14.00 Grace Allen (Warburg Institute): Aristotle’s Politics in the Dialogi of Antonio Brucioli

14.30 Eugenio Refini (University of Warwick): Aristotelian Commentaries and the Dialogue Form in Renaissance Italy

15.00 Discussion

15.30 Coffee Break

16.00 Session III – Chair: Simon Gilson (University of Warwick)

16.00 Claudia Rossignoli (University of St Andrews): The Logic of Literature: Mimesis and Belief in Castelvetro’s Poetica

16.30 Marco Sgarbi (Villa I Tatti-Harvard University): ‘Francesco Robortello on Popularising Knowledge’

17.00 Discussion

Saturday 22 June

10.15 Session III – Chair: Jill Kraye (The Warburg Institute)

10.15 Eva Del Soldato (University of Warwick): ‘Le Migliori Opere di Aristotele’: Antonio Brucioli and the Translation of Aristotelian Natural Works in Sixteenth Century Italy

10.45 Ivano Dal Prete (Italian Academy-Columbia University): ‘Only God Knows when’: Vernacular Meteorologies and the Age of the Earth in the Renaissance

11.15 Simon Gilson (University of Warwick): Vernacularizing Meteorology: The Case of Benedetto Varchi’s Comento sopra il primo libro delle Meteore d’Aristotile

11.45 Discussion

12.15 Lunch

13.30 Session IV – Chair: David A. Lines (University of Warwick)

13.30 Corinna Onelli (University of Warwick): Bartolomeo Beverini (1629-1686) e la prima traduzione della Metafisica di Aristotele

14.00 Michael Edwards (University of Cambridge): Aristotle’s Strange Vernacular Afterlife: Peter Berault’s A Short and Plain Discourse of Philosophy (1695)

14.30 Discussion

15.00 Roundtable and conclusive remarks

This event is free and open to all. Furthermore, we are pleased to inform that PhD students and early career researchers who wish to attend the colloquium are invited to apply for reimbursement of their travel and/or accommodation expenses (up to 300£ for UK-based participants; up to 500£ for participants based overseas). The deadline for applying will be Thursday, 30 May. Applications (to be sent to should include a 2-page CV and a statement of purpose with reasons for attending (no more than 500 words). Successful applicants will be notified on Saturday, 1st June. We would be grateful if you could circulate this information to colleagues/students who may be interested.