Past Event

Lydia Barnett - Renaissance Anthropocene: Gender and Global Catastrophe in 16th Century Italy

December 4, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Event Description

The Paduan apothecary Camilla Erculiani's Letters of Natural Philosophy (1584) is the only work of natural philosophy published by a woman in 16th century Italy that we currently know of. It may also be the first work by an author of any gender from any European country to offer a systematic account of the human capacity to cause catastrophic harm to the global environment. 

Event Speaker

Lydia Barnett, Associate Professor of History at Northwestern University

Event Information

Free and open to the public, no registration required. Please join via Zoom. Hosted by the Medieval and Renaissance Center at NYU.