Event Schedule


5:00 PM – KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Carpenter Library B21)

  • Victoria Kirkham, University of Pennsylvania (Emeritus)
    “Before Poggio: Shall We Call Boccaccio a Humanist?”

6:30 PM – RECEPTION (Quita Woodward Room)


9:00 am – REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST  (Quita Woodward Room, Thomas Hall)

10:00 am – OPENING REMARKS by organizers (Carpenter Library B21)

  • Roberta Ricci, Italian Studies, Bryn Mawr College
  • David Cast, History of Art, Bryn Mawr College
  • Eric Pumroy, Special Collections, Bryn Mawr College

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – PANEL I (Carpenter Library B21)
CHAIR: Nancy J. Vickers, President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature at Bryn Mawr College

  • Massimo Zaggia, University of Bergamo &
  • Ann Mullaney, Independent Scholar
    “An addition to the anthology of letters edited by Phyllis Walter Goodhart
    Gordan: the letter to Duke Filippo Maria Visconti in praise of  Florentine
    liberty, 1438. Critical edition, translation into English, historical framework”
  • David Rundle, University of Essex
    “Philosopher and Joker: Poggio’s International Reputation”

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – LUNCH (Quita Woodward Room, Thomas Hall)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – PANEL II (A) (Carpenter Library B21)
CHAIR: Eric Pumroy, Special Collections, Bryn Mawr College

  • David Marsh, Rutgers University
    “Poggio and Alberti Revisited”
  • Stefano U. Baldassarri, International Studies Institute Florence
    “Poggio Bracciolini and Coluccio Salutati”

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – BREAK

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm – PANEL II (B) (Carpenter Library B21)

  • Nancy Struever, Johns Hopkins University (Emeritus)
    “Valla’s Quintilianesque Criticism and the Humanists’ Critique of Valla”
  • Julia Gaisser, Bryn Mawr College (Emeritus)
    “Poggio and Other Book Hunters”

4:45 pm – CLOSING REMARKS (Carpenter Library B21)

  • William Stenhouse, Yeshiva University

5:30 pm – RECEPTION (London Room, Thomas Hall)