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.

*September 30 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture 4 pm Harry Berger, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz presents “Reflections on Don Quixote.” Reading Room. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

*October 7 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture 4 pm Robin Varnum, Associate Professor at American International College, presents “Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: American Trailblazer.” Reading Room. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

*October 14 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture 4 pm David Gruender of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will present “ Muse of the Dance: Instrumental Music of the High Renaissance.” Reading Room. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

*October 21 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture 4 pm Marion Copeland of the Dakin Humane Society will present “The Impact of Natural History on Renaissance Art and Literature.”  Reading Room. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.      

*October 28 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture 4 pm Sonja Drimmer, Assistant Professor at UMass Amherst, presents "Fake It Till You Make It: A Modern Medievalist Meets Renaissance Pseudo-hieroglyphs." Reading Room. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

*November 4 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture 4 pm Jeff Goodhind, Librarian of the Renaissance Center, presents a “Rare Book Show and Tell.” Reading Room. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.