Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies, UCLA
Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the SoulApril 24, 2004 — 4:10 PM
Toll Room, Alumni House — UC Berkeley Campus
About the Lecture From ancient Greece to early modern Europe the debate on the souls of the brutes had cognitive, ethical and political implications; we are still confronted with most of them. Join UCLA Professor Carlo Ginzburg as he tries … ContinuedToll Room, Alumni House - UC Berkeley Campus Berkeley Graduate Lectures email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY
About the Lecture
From ancient Greece to early modern Europe the debate on the souls of the brutes had cognitive, ethical and political implications; we are still confronted with most of them. Join UCLA Professor Carlo Ginzburg as he tries to put the debate in a historical perspective.
About Carlo Ginzburg
A notable historian, Ginzburg’s fields of interest range from cultural and intellectual history to art history and methodology. He has gained a reputation as the leader in “microhistory” and is an expert on the Inquisition. Ginzburg has published numerous book and articles which have been translated into over twenty languages – reaching a wide audience in academia and beyond. They include, Ecstasies. Deciphering the Witches’ Sabbath (1991), Wooden Eyes. Nine Reflections on Distance (1998), and No Island is an Island. Four Glances at English Literature in a World Perspective (2000). Ginzburg is Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies at UCLA where he has taught since 1988. In 1961, he received his degree in Lettere e Filosofia from the University of Pisa. He has taught at a variety of Universities throughout Italy, including the University of Bologna and recently, the University of Siena, where is currently a visiting professor. Ginzburg has received many honors and awards and has been elected a fellow of several prestigious societies, including the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy and the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in Florence, Italy.