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All in the Papal Family: The Building of Renaissance Rome

All in the Papal Family: The Building of Renaissance Rome
Alumni Hall, Old Victoria College (Museum Subway)
Time: Mar 27th, 7:00 pm End: Mar 27th, 9:00 pm
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An illustrated lecture by Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett



 The Friends of Victoria University Library are pleased to present:

Professor Kenneth Bartlett, University of Toronto.

The Annual Prof. F. David Hoeniger Lecture "All in the Papal Family: The Building of Renaissance Rome"

Kenneth Bartlett received his Ph.D. (1978) from the University of Toronto where he is Professor of History and Renaissance Studies (Victoria College). He was editor of Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme from 1985 until 1990 and President of the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies from 1982 until 1984. Prof. Bartlett was the Founding Director of the University of Toronto Art Centre, and sits on the Boards of the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art and the State Hermitage Foundation. Prof. Bartlett was the Director of Faculty Programs in Arts and Science for 13 years, and in 2002 he was named the first Director of the Office of Teaching Advancement for the University of Toronto, a position he enjoyed until 2009.

He is the author of: A Short History of the Italian Renaissance, which will soon (spring 2013) emerge from the University of Toronto Press; The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance (Revised edition 2011; first edition 1992); The English in Italy: A Study in Culture and Politics, (1991); Humanism and the Northern Renaissance, (with M. McGlynn, 2000), and co-editor or co-translator of Italian Renaissance texts, such as Della Casa’s Galateo, Pope Pius II’s Story of the Two Lovers, and Ruzzante’s Moscheta.  In addition Prof. Bartlett has published over 35 articles and contributions to books on various aspects of the Renaissance; and in 2005 he produced a 36 video series with 3 vol. companion text on The Italian Renaissance. A second series, The Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Cooperation in the Mediterranean, appeared in 2007, and a 48 episode series on The Development of European Civilization was released in 2010. He is currently preparing a video series on 12 Medieval Cities. 

In 1993 he won the Victoria University Excellence in Teaching Award; in 2000 and 2007 the Students Administrative Council and Association of Part-Time Students Undergraduate Teaching Award; and in 2003 the Faculty of Arts and Science outstanding Teaching Award. In 2005 Professor Bartlett was awarded the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship. That same year he was presented with an Arbor Award for service to the University. In 2006 Professor Bartlett was awarded an inaugural President’s Teaching Award, which carries with it membership in the University of Toronto Academy of Teaching, and in 2007 an inaugural government of Ontario LIFT (Leadership in Faculty Teaching) award by the province.


Please note that the Friends Annual General Meeting will be held prior to the lecture in Room 115, Old Vic, at 6:30PM. To reserve your seat please RSVP: 416-585-4471.


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