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Scholar in Residence: Carlo Ginzburg (Scuola Normale, Pisa)

Niccolo Machiavelli, Discorsi di Nicolo Machiavelli, fiorentino, sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio (Vinegia: Per Giouann' Antonio de Nicolini da Sabio, [1537]), title page, printer's mark
Niccolo Machiavelli, Discorsi di Nicolo Machiavelli, fiorentino, sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio (Vinegia: Per Giouann' Antonio de Nicolini da Sabio, [1537]), title page, printer's mark

Cancelled in accordance with University COVID-19 guidelines

In March-April 2020, The Center for Italian Studies, the Italian Studies Section of the Department of Romance Languages, and the Kislak Center welcome distinguished historian Carlo Ginzburg (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa). Among his many publications are The Cheese and the Worms: the Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller (1980), The Night Battles: Witchcraft & Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries (1993), History, Rhetoric, and Proof (1999), Threads and Traces: True, False, Fictive (2006). Professor Ginzburg will speak at the following public events:

Tuesday, March 31, 5pm, Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, sixth floor

Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Lecture, hosted by the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

“Microhistory and Global History”: A Conversation with Professor Francesca Trivellato (Institute for Advanced Study)


Tuesday, April 7, 4:30 pm, Department of History, College Hall 209

Annenberg Seminar in History 

“Morphology and History”: A Conversation with Professor Roger Chartier (History, Penn) 


On April 8, 9 and 10, 5pm, location TBD, there will be three seminars for graduate students, respectively on Dante, Machiavelli, and political theology.


Mon., April 13, 5:15pm, Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, sixth floor

Seminar for the Workshop in the History of Material Texts

“Sterne's Punctuation, Once Again: A Comparative Approach”

This series is co-sponsored by the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies and by the Department of History, with additional support from the Departments of Art History, Classics, English, and Romance Languages; the Programs in Comparative Literature and in Jewish Studies; and the American Philosophical Society.

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