Colloquium: David A. Lines (Kislak)

David A. Lines (University of Warwick) will present a paper entitled "Renaissance Humanism and Universities: The Case of Bologna", based on his forthcoming book Reshaping Learning in Early Modern Italy: Arts and Medicine in the University of Bologna, c. 1400-c. 1750.

Dr Lines is a specialist in Renaissance philosophy and intellectual history. Many of his publications have focused on the legacy of Aristotelianism (particularly moral and natural philosophy) in Latin and the vernacular in Italy. His interests, however, reach across Europe, particularly to France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Low Countries. He focuses on Renaissance universities (especially Bologna) and their configuration of knowledge and learning; commentaries and translations; ethics and politics; cultural polemics; and the history of libraries (particularly that of Ulisse Aldrovandi).

Among his publications, the monograph Aristotle’s ‘Ethics’ in the Italian Renaissance (ca. 1300–1650): The Universities and the Problem of Moral Education (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2002); and several co-edited volumes, including Rethinking Virtue, Reforming Society: New Directions in Renaissance Ethics, c. 1350–c. 1650 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), "Aristotele fatto volgare". Tradizione aristotelica e cultura volgare nel Rinascimento (Pisa: ETS, 2015), and Forms of Conflict and Rivalries in Renaissance Europe (Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2015).

Date: 
27 March 2018
Time: 
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Kislak Center, Van Pelt Library

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