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.

* October 15 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series 4:00pm. Jean Howard. "Interrupting the Lucrece Effect? Representing Rape on the Early Modern Stage." Reading Room. Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

* October 22 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series 4:00pm. Rick Lopez: "Botanical Illustration in Europe and the New World." Reading Room. Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

* October 29 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series 4:00pm. Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker: "Authorship and Co-Creation in the English Renaissance: From George Herbert to Shakespeare." Reading Room. Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

* November 5 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series 4:00pm. Roberto Ludovico: "Renaissance Italian Food." Reading Room. Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

* November 12 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series 4:00pm. David Katz: "Rare Book Show and Tell." Reading Room. Free and open to the public. No reservations required.