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Professor Carlo Ginzburg (Scuola Normale, Pisa):

Moulding the People: Machiavelli, Michelangelo

In his Discourses on Livy, Machiavelli compared the act of imposing new political orders on an uncivilized population to the carving of a statue from a piece of rough marble: an allusion, according to many scholars, to Michelangelo’s David. Did Michelangelo respond in some way to Machiavelli’s allusion?

Lecture length: approximately 1 hour. To be followed by a question and answer period.

This lecture will be held online, via Zoom Webinar. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 1 day before the event.

This event is free and open to the public. If you are registering from outside of the Penn community, please select "Other" in the "Penn role/s" checkbox. For questions or for further information: email kislak@pobox.upenn.edu

Co-sponsored by The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University; The Center for Italian Studies; the Italian Studies Section of the Department of Romance Languages; and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

More information about lectures being delivered by Carlo Ginzburg in Spring 2021.

3 logos: Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University, Penn Arts & Sciences Italian Studies, and Penn Center for Italian Studies

Registration is required. There are 215 seats available.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Kislak Center

Event Organizer

John Pollack
Carlo Ginzburg: Moulding the People: Machiavelli, Michelangelo