EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Petrarch’s Grandchildren: Humanists in the Golden Age of Florence”
Presented by best-selling author Ross King
With Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero
The Florentine Renaissance conjures images of beautiful frescoes and altarpieces, of snow-white marble statues in sinewy poses and the soaring dome of Santa Maria del Fiore—the handiwork of the city’s brilliant artists and architects. But equally if not more important for the centuries to follow were Florence’s humanists: a group of writers, philosophers, manuscript hunters, teachers, scribes, librarians, notaries, priests and booksellers. These bookworms blew the dust off a thousand years of history and, in the face of historical crises and political turbulence, tried to forge a new world of patriotic public service, friendship, loyalty, wisdom, justice and refined pleasure.
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.
- Space is limited for this lecture; only the first 1,000 people to click the “BOOK NOW” link will be able to tune in.
- VIDEO RECORDING of the webinar will be available for unlimited streaming at your convenience for 7 days after the event.