Annual Conference

August 31, 2009


Value and Judgment  in the Renaissance

New England Renaissance Conference

Boston University

October 30-31, 2009

The focus of the 2009 New England Renaissance Conference will be how developing technologies—whether the printing press, navigation, scientific instruments, importation of new materials, etc.—changed, challenged, and reinforced concepts of value and judgment in the Renaissance. Questions around authority and trustworthiness emerge across disciplines as previous standards of taste and value no longer apply.

We are delighted to present a distinguished keynote speaker to open this year’s NERC conference. On the afternoon of Friday, October 30th, Ann Blair, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Harvard University and a MacArthur Fellow, will deliver a paper on teaching and learning in the Renaissance, entitled “Theory and Practice in Renaissance Pedagogy.

Speakers and the titles of their papers will be announced in the next few weeks and registration information will be posted soon.

Sponsored in part by the Boston University Humanities Foundation.


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