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.

*Wednesday, February 10 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture, 4:00 pm Laura Estill of Texas A & M will be delivering the Renaissance Wednesday Lecture. Her talk is titled "Finding Drama in Early Modern English Manuscripts." No reservations required. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman's Club.

CANCELLED *Wednesday, February 17 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture, 4:00 pm Dan Ziomek of the Hadley Garden Center will deliver a Renaissance Wednesday lecture on the birdlife at the Renaissance Center. No reservations required. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman's Club.

*Wednesday, February 24 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture, 4:00 pm David Gruender of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will be delivering the Renaissance Wednesday Lecture. His talk will be on Elizabethan music. No reservations required. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman's Club.

*Wednesday, March 2 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture, 4:00 pm Rob Cox of UMass Amherst will be delivering the Renaissance Wednesday Lecture. His talk will be on 17th Century Northampton. No reservations required. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman's Club.

*Wednesday, March 9 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture, 4:00 pm Helen Wilcox of the University of Bangor will be delivering the Renaissance Wednesday Lecture. Her talk is titled “The Textual Cultures of Britain in 1633.” No reservations required. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman's Club.

*Wednesday, March 23 Rare Book Show and Tell, 4:00 pm Jeff Goodhind, the Renaissance Center's librarian, will present a Rare Book Show and Tell featuring highlights from the Center's extensive collection of rare books. No reservations required. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman's Club.