Participate in the reassessment of the European Renaissance (XIV-XVII cent.) with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity and plurilingualism← Back to courses
- CIVIS focus area
- Society, culture, heritage
- Open to
- Field of studies
- Social Science and humanities
- Course dates
- 16 February - 16 June 2023
The CS will focus on the Renaissance Culture (XIV-XVI cent.) as a key to the construction of a European Cultural Tradition based on the Classical Heritage, from Petrarch to Erasmus and beyond. The School will have a strong interdisciplinary perspective, from philosophy to religion, from literature and linguistics to figurative arts and music; from history and historiography to social and natural sciences. “European Renaissance” is an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and cross-national, research-based, pedagogy oriented, inclusive project, with a strong trans-European perspective and focus. Taking the axes and the routes of the CIVIS initiative as its point of departure, the program invites attendees to explore established and hitherto uncharted connections between renaissance cultural traditions across Europe and the Mediterranean. The objective is to examine and emphasize the impact of transnational connections and dialogues in (re)shaping modern social and individual civic responsibility on a national, European, international, and global level.
Main topics addressed
- Culture and Society of the Renaissance
- History and Politics of the Renaissance
- Arts, Literature and Music
- Philosophy and Religion
- Geographies and Chronologies
The program invites attendees to explore established and hitherto uncharted connections between renaissance cultural traditions across Europe and the Mediterranean. The objective is to examine and emphasize the impact of transnational connections and dialogues in (re)shaping modern social and individual civic responsibility on a national, European, international, and global level.
|Dates: 16 February - 16 June 2023||Total workload: 90 hours|
|Format: Blended||ECTS: 3|
|Location: Madrid, Spain||Language: English (B1)|
Recognition of ECTS depends on your home university.
The course will be held in English. Workshops and presentations might include Spanish and Italian
The physical mobility part will be running from 12 to 16 June 2023.
- Monday 12/06/2023: Introduction to Culture and Society of the Renaissance
- Tuesday 13/06/2023: History and Politics of the Renaissance
- Wednesday 14/06/2023: Arts, Literature and Music
- Thursday 15/06/2023: Sciences, Philosophy and Religion
- Friday 16/06/2023: Geographies and Chronologies
The virtual part will be running from 16 February to 11 May 2023.
- Session 1 on 16/02/2023 - Introduction: Culture and Society of the Renaissance
- Session 2 on 09/03/2023 - History and Politics of the Renaissance
- Session 3 on 30/03/2023 - Arts, Literature and Music
- Session 4 on 20/04/2023 - Sciences; Philosophy and Religion
- Session 5 on 11/05/2023 - Geographies and Chronologies
This course is open to students with undergraduate Studies completed (180 ECTS) at CIVIS member universities.
Interested students should apply by filling in the online application form by 30 November 2022.
Applications will be evaluated based on the relevance of the CV and of the Motivational letter.
The assessment will be based on the following criteria:
- Written paper (6.000 characters aprox): 50%
- Oral presentation (20 minutes): 50%
Blended Intensive Programme
This CIVIS course is a Blended Intensive Programme (BIP): a new format of Erasmus+ mobility which combines online teaching with a short trip to another campus to learn alongside students and professors across Europe. Click here to learn more about CIVIS BIPs.
Lorenzo Bartoli, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/IULCE
Lorenzo Bartoli is Associate professor (Profesor Titular) at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Member of the Board of the Instituto Universitario La corte en Europa at UAM, Vice-Director of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages. From 2004 to 2014 he has directed the Master in Italian Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He holds a BA from La Sapienza, Rome and a PhD from the University of Toronto (Canada). From 1995 to 1998 he has been Lecturer in Italian at the University of Glasgow (UK). He is the winner of Canada's Governor’s General’s Gold Medal for the Humanities.
Manuel Rivero Rodríguez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/IULCE
Full Professor of Early Modern History at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Profesor Catedrático), he is a specialist in the relations between Spain and Italy during the Renaissance and Early Modern Age. He is currently Director of the Instituto Universitario la Corte in Europe (IULCE) and of the IRMA research group (Italia Rinascimentale e Moderna). Founder and director of the journal "Los libros de la Corte" from 2009 to 2017.
Raffaele Ruggiero, Aix-Marseille Université
Full Professor of Renaissance Italian Literature and Civilization. Among his more recent publications: a commented edition of Machiavelli, The Prince; a monographical book about Castiglione’s The Courtier. He has recently inaugurated a research path devoted to the Italian diplomacy of the 16th century, publishing two collections of studies: Relations diplomatiques franco-italiennes dans l’Europe de la première modernité, (with the collaboration of G. Alonge), and The Political and Cultural Relations Between Italy and France during the Renaissance: The Problematic Representation of a Difference of Scale (monographic issue of «Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies»).
Emilio Russo, Sapienza Università di Roma
Emilio Russo (Reggio Calabria, 1970), Full Professor of Italian Literature. He studied at the University of Rome "La Sapienza"; in 2000 he was Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois, USA) and, after his post-doctorate in Italian studies obtained at the University of Padua (2001-2003) and a research fellowship at the Institute of Historical Studies in Naples (2004), he taught at the Universities of Basel and Freiburg (2005-2008). Since May 2011 he has been teaching at Sapienza University of Rome.