Conferences and Lectures

2014 Sep 25

Luxury and the Ethics of Greed in the Early Modern World

(All day)

Location: 

Villa I Tatti, Florence
A Joint Villa I Tatti - European University Institute event

Organized by Catherine Kovesi

This two-day conference aims to unravel the complex interaction of competing paradigms at the origins of modern consumption practices, and explore how those paradigms evolved as they continued to inform global cultures to the present day. Excessive consumption and the ethics of greed are burning topics in contemporary society. Indeed a key feature of Read more about Luxury and the Ethics of Greed in the Early Modern World

2014 Jun 12

Practicing Public Health: Europe 1300-1700

(All day)

Location: 

Location in Florence, to be announced

A Conference organized by John Henderson and G. Geltner
Sponsored by the Medici Archive Project & Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies
For Call to papers, click here; deadline 15 February

Against tenacious misconceptions, pre-modern cities in and beyond Italy are finally beginning to shed their reputation as demographic black holes. The revised view of earlier cities’ relative salubriousness, however, is mostly grounded Read more about Practicing Public Health: Europe 1300-1700

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