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Jacqueline Murray, "Honour and Virility: Renaissance Men Revealed"

April 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Illustrated talk by Professor Jacqueline Murray, Department of History, University of Guelph.

The notion of a “Renaissance Man” is commonly thought to embody the breadth of interests and excellence embodied by da Vinci or Michelangelo, men who excelled in artistic achievement, science, poetry or philosophy. These “great men” of the Renaissance were the exception. The majority of men lived according to more mundane standards, but how they expressed their masculinity and male identity was of critical importance. This talk will explore how masculinity was defi ned and expressed among different groups of men: rich and poor, young and old, the most exulted of men and those on society’s margins.

$14 per person. Free for Bata Shoe Museum members and faculty/students at the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, U of T.

Pre-registration recommended: call 416.979.7799 x242

See full program for Renaissance Lecture & Music Series.


April 24, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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