EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Fire and Fury in Renaissance Florence: Girolamo Savonarola and the Bonfire of the Vanities”
Presented by Dr. Kristin Stasiowski
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero
Join Dr. Kristin Stasiowski to discuss one of the Florentine Renaissance’s most fiery figures: Girolamo Savonarola! A charismatic, devout, and unapologetically radical Dominican monk during a time of enormous political upheaval, Savonarola celebrated the death of Medici influence in Florence and urged Florentines to give up the excesses and pleasures of “la dolce vita” in favor of a return to more austere living. Not only, but he praised the destruction of secular art and literature that resulted in the infamous “Bonfire of the Vanities” in which even Boccaccio’s Decameron went up in smoke! Later accused of heresy and subsequently burned at the stake on the same spot of his infamous bonfire, Savonarola’s unwavering and polarizing convictions make him a riveting character in Renaissance history.
The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.
- Your participation is confirmed once you have purchased your ticket. You will receive the Zoom link to join the presentation circa 30 minutes before the start time.
- VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar will be available for unlimited streaming at your convenience for 7 days after the event.