Rare Books Exhibit: Tensions in Renaissance Cities

Rare Books Exhibit: Tensions in Renaissance Cities

In Spring 2017, the university’s Special Collections Research Center exhibit space hosted an exhibit on “Tensions in Renaissance Cities” curated by a team of University of Chicago graduate students and other program associates. Led by Ada Palmer...
Mapping Social Networks in Renaissance Florence

Mapping Social Networks in Renaissance Florence

Political Science Professor and Social network analyst John Padgett has created a unique and massive database of information related to Renaissance Florentine social connections and business practices. Drawing on primary archival sources and working over twenty years,...
A Simulated Papal Election on Campus

A Simulated Papal Election on Campus

Ada Palmer regularly teaches an Italian Renaissance history course (HIST 22900). The highlight of this course is the simulation of a Renaissance papal election. Each student in the course plays a unique character: some cardinals vying for the papal throne, some...
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