About this Exhibit

This exhibit is the result of the collective and collaborative effort of a group brought together by the desire to learn.

The following individuals each made a valuable contribution to this project:  Project Supervisor Ada Palmer, Exhibition Curators Hilary Barker and Margo Weitzman, Exhibition Designer Joseph Scott, Catalog Editor Julia Tomasson, Rare Books Librarian Catherine Uecker, Editorial Assistants McKenna Brewer and Jo Walton.

Section Authors:  Mexico City Between Two Antiquities, Stuart McManus; Venice Looks East, Rose Malloy and Michael Hosler-Lancaster; Converting Constantinople, Nora Lambert; A Jewish Humanist Between Cities and Between Worlds, Tali Winkler; Male Voices Defining Urban Women, Elizabeth Tavella; Confraternities and the Rhythm of Renaissance Republics, Lucia Delaini & Hilary Barker; Psalms in Catholic Paris and Calvinist Geneva, Aimee González; Genius London, Caryn O’Connell; The Genius of Places, Caryn O’Connell and Nicholas Bellinson; London Defiant, Nicholas Bellinson; Magic in Humanist Florence, John-Paul Heil; Public Satire in Renaissance Rome, Brendan Small; Rome and its Ruins, Hilary Barker; Patronage and Power, Eufemia Baldassare and Ada Palmer; The Legacy of Petrarch, Cosette Bruhns; Florentine Humanism in Triumph and in Conflict, Margo Weitzman

This project was made possible by the support of:

The Lumen Christi Institute; The Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine; The Nicholson Center for British Studies; The Smart Museum of Art Grants for Faculty Initiatives; The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge; The University of Chicago College Research Fellows Program; The University of Chicago History Department; The University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center.

Participants in this project came from many different
sections of University of Chicago including:

The Committee on Social Thought; The Department of Art History; The Department of English; The Department of History; The Department of Music; The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures; The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge; Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Additional participants from: Northwestern School of Communication;  Department of Rhetoric and Public Culture enabled by The Big Ten Academic Alliance Traveling Scholar Program.

Special Sponsorships

The case “Mexico City Between Two Antiquities” was sponsored by the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge;  “Confraternities and the Rhythm of Renaissance Republics” was sponsored by the Lumen Christian Institute; “Genius London” and “London Defiant” were sponsored by the Nicholson Center for British Studies; “Magic in Humanist Florence” was sponsored by the Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine.