Center for Constructive Alternatives
The Renaissance — January 26-29, 2014
It has been 500 years since Machiavelli’s writing of The Prince and Balboa’s discovery of the Pacific Ocean, two of the many extraordinary achievements that occurred during the Renaissance. Beginning in Italy in the late 1300s and eventually spreading throughout Europe, the Renaissance constituted a widespread revival of classical learning, gave rise to many revolutionary discoveries, and did much to shape the modern world.
This third CCA of the 2013-2014 academic year will consider the history of the Renaissance, some of its key figures, and its relevance today.
Sunday, January 26
4:00 p.m. – "A Short History of the Renaissance"
Susan Wise Bauer
College of William and Mary
Author, The History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople
Monday, January 27
Tuesday, January 28
Wednesday, January 29
All Speakers Confirmed