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“Thursdays in December”

Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero and special guests Dr. Fabrizio Nevola and Quentin Hardy

Date & Time:
December 3, December 10, December 17

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EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR BUNDLE | “Thursdays in December”

  1. Thursday, December 3, 2020 | “Public Renaissance: What Italian Piazzas Were For” with special guest Dr. Fabrizio Nevola | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  2. Thursday, December 10, 2020 | “How the Renaissance Went High Tech – And Shook The World” with Quentin Hardy | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  3. Thursday, December 17, 2020 | “A Renaissance Christmas” with Dr. Rocky Ruggiero | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Each webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

Please note:

  • Your participation for all three exclusive webinars is confirmed once you have purchased your bundle. You will receive the Zoom link to join each presentation circa 30 minutes before the start time.
  • Space is limited for these lectures; only the first 1,000 people to click the “BOOK NOW” link will be able to tune in.
  • VIDEO RECORDINGS of the webinars will be available for unlimited streaming at your convenience until December 31, 2020.

Webinar 1

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Public Renaissance: What Italian Piazzas Were For
Presented by Dr. Fabrizio Nevola
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

So much is the Italian word piazza a commonplace of how we understand public space that we use the word in English – especially when describing a form of urban space that is rich in public amenities and used for leisure activities. Fabrizio offers a wide-ranging discussion based on his recent book Street Life in Renaissance Italy (Yale University Press, 2020) to talk about how the often grand set-pieces of Renaissance urban design came to life during that period through grand ceremonials but also everyday use. We will see how the piazza was a place of entertainment, trade, surveillance, devotion, but also a beautiful frame for the transaction of day-to-day life. A brief detour into some of Fabrizio’s ongoing digital projects will also illuminate how we can recover some of these meanings as we move around the city today.

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

Webinar 2

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “How the Renaissance Went High Tech – And Shook The World”
Presented by Quentin Hardy
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

Disruptive technologies decimating big chunks of the economy. Social-media unrest. Fake news. Shady international dealings, and religious wars. And that’s before we get to Da Vinci and Raphael. Yes, we’re talking about the Renaissance, a time not only of great art and thought, but of technological innovation that rivals today.

Quentin Hardy is the Head of Editorial at Google Cloud. He has lectured on the History of Information Technology at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, and has written monographs on modern and late Medieval painting. For 30 years he worked for The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The New York Times, writing about technology, wine, and society.

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

Webinar 3

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “A Renaissance Christmas”
Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

This lecture will retell “the greatest story ever told” through the creative genius of the great Renaissance masters. Come get into the holiday spirit with artists such as Giotto, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Tintoretto and their moving visual interpretations of the stories that define the Christmas season.

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.