Renaissance Wednesdays

Renaissance Wednesdays are a series of hour-long informal talks on wide-ranging topics by local or visiting scholars held in the Center Reading Room.

Discussions of the Renaissance roots of our culture, at 4:00 p.m. in the Reading Room with refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club. Free of charge and open to the public.

*March 4 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture 4 pm Else Hambleton of The Amherst Historical Society presents “A Seventeenth-Century Deerfield Mystery.” Reading Room. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

*March 11 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture 4pm Susan Whitbourne, Professor of Psychology at UMass Amherst presents a talk on Shakespeare and Aging. Reading Room. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

*March 25 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture 4 pm Sheila M. Fisher, Professor of English at Trinity College presents “Is There Romance in This Romance? The Enigma of Malory's Women.” Reading Room. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

*April 1 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture 4 pm Seth Coluzzi, Assistant Professor of Musicology at Brandeis University presents "Lyric Music for Dramatic Texts:  Questions of Genre in the Late Italian Madrigal." Reading Room. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.      

*April 8 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture 4 pm Ann Thompson, Professor Emeritus at King’s College London presents on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Reading Room. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

*April 15 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture 4 pm The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents a “Rare Book Show and Tell.” Reading Room. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.