A semester with Carlo Ginzburg (event 4)

The Center for Italian Studies, the Italian Studies Section of the Department of Romance Languages, and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts welcome distinguished historian

Carlo Ginzburg (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

for a series of online lectures and conversations. All events are at noon EST.

Registration at



Tuesday, April 6:

"On Montaigne. The Wave, the Diagram: Depicting Life (and Death)"


Prof. Ginzburg does a close analysis of the context in which the “Apology for Raymond Sebond,” the most famous of Montaigne’s Essays, emerged; this will pave the way to a new reading of the central, half-concealed argument of the “Apology.” 



Next and final event in the series:

  • Monday, 4/12, noon: Annenberg Seminar in History: “Morphology and History" - A Conversation with Professor Roger Chartier (History, Penn)
The series is co-sponsored, at Penn, by the Katz Center for Judaic Studies; the Department of History; the Workshop in the History of Material Texts; the Jewish Studies Program’s Kutchin Seminar Series; and by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University for the talks on 2/23, 3/16, 4/6.
Carlo Ginzburg
6 April 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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