Coluccio Salutati (1331-1406)

Ort
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Veranstaltungsort
4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210; 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Veranstalter
Loyola College in Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Datum
13.05.2006
Von
Paul Richard Blum

"The Origins of the Humanities – Coluccio Salutati (1331-1406)"
Conference at Loyola College in Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Morning sessions at Loyola College in Maryland (4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210); afternoon sessions at Johns Hopkins University (3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218).

May 2006 marks the 600th anniversary of the death of Florentine humanist Coluccio Salutati. A student of Francesco Petrarca he introduced humanist learning (what we now call Humanities) into his city and to Western culture. While he served his city as a lawyer and as Chancellor (i.e. Secretary of State) he was instrumental in introducing Greek and classical studies and wrote extensively on these topics: books on "Law and Medicine", on Greek Mythology, on free-will, and on worldly vs. religious values were his most notable achievements. In a vast correspondence he spread the new worldview among colleagues, scholars, and Church authorities, thus working on the equilibrium between faith and scholarship. The conference will explore some of these aspects through scholarly papers.

Confirmed presentations:
Ronald G. Witt (Duke University): "Coluccio Salutati in the Footsteps of the Ancients"

Christopher S. Celenza (Johns Hopkins University): Coluccio Salutati's Conception of the history of the Latin language"

Walter Stephens (Johns Hopkins University): "Excavation and Discovery: Books and Adventure in Salutati's Circle"

Paul Richard Blum (Loyola College in Maryland): "Salutati's Hercules: Biblical Hermeneutics for Pagan Books"

Liza McCahill (Princeton University): TBA

As small number of further presentations is welcome.
Contact:
Paul Richard Blum (Loyola College in Maryland)
Tel. 410-617-2815
prblum@loyola.edu
or
Tel. 410-617-2010
lflaherty@loyola.edu

Kontakt

Paul Richard Blum
Loyola College
Dept. of Philosophy

prblum@loyola.edu

Zitation
Coluccio Salutati (1331-1406), 13.05.2006 Baltimore, Maryland, USA, in: H-Soz-Kult, 13.03.2006, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-5103>.
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13.03.2006