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STVDIO Seminar Series

The STVDIO research-seminar series promotes the collaborative interdisciplinary study of the Renaissance in the UK and internationally. Seminars are offered by a combination of PhD students, research fellows, and more established scholars, both within and outside of Warwick. They typically meet on Tuesdays (occasionally on Wednesdays) at 17:00; all seminars will be held in H4.50 in the 4th floor extension of the Humanities Block, unless stated otherwise below.


Autumn 2017, Term 1

Tuesday 10 October 2017. Prof. Liam Semler (Sydney), 'The Arrival, Form and Meaning of the Grotesque in England 1500-1700'.

Tuesday 28 November 2017. Dr Valerio Sanzotta (Ludwig Boltzmann
Institute for Neo-Latin Studies), 'Marsilio Ficino’s Marginal Notes on Proclus’s Commentary on the Timaeus (Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana, MS 24)'.

Tuesday 5 December 2017. Dr Rich Rabone (Warwick), 'A Novel mediocritas? The Aristotelian Middle Way and the Pursuit of Happiness in Baltasar Gracián's Criticón'.


Spring 2018, Term 2

Tuesday 9 January 2018. Dr Hester Schadee (Exeter), 'Speech and the City: the Role of Language in Leonardo Bruni’s Civic Humanism'.

Tuesday 20 February 2018. Dr Felicita Tramontana (Warwick), 'Missionaries and Mobility between the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Italy'.

Tuesday 6 March 2018. Dr Vladimir Brljak (Cambridge), 'The Literary Criticism of Kenelm Digby'.



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Downloadable Programme

Archive of past talks


If you have any queries, please contact this year's organisers:

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Stvdio Seminars are kindly sponsored by the Humanities Research Centre and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance