Galileo Galilei Summoned to the Roman Inquisition

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) has rightly been considered to be one of the greatest scientists in history. Best known for his revolutionary seventeenth-century theories of celestial motion, holding the view that planets were not fixed in space in which all other planetary bodies revolved around it  but, in fact, planets revolved around the sun (a theory…

Keep your historical mind in shape…

Happy Spring to You All! I have put together several links that may be of interest to those who want to keep their keen historical minds in shape. There are some wonderful seminars, workshops and travel opportunities for those who want to hone their skills and contribute to some amazing historical projects or learn from…

Machiavelli: The Graphic Novel

Machiavelli: The Graphic Novel A project to create a print version of a graphic novel depicting the life of the Italian politician and philosopher Machiavelli has successfully reached its fundraising goals. With still a few days to go, author Don MacDonald has earned over $7500 in donations on his Kickstarter campaign, which aims to create a…

Exhibition – MATTIA CORVINO E FIRENZE

Exhibition – MATTIA CORVINO E FIRENZE 10 October 2013, the year of Italian culture in Hungary and of Hungarian culture in Italy, will mark the inauguration in the Museo di San Marco of an exhibition focusing on the figure of Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary from 1458 to 1490, and the ties that bound the king to Humanism and to Florence, its…