October 23, 2018

Timothy Kircher Publishes Article on Renaissance Humanism and Letter-Writing


Timothy Kircher, Professor of History, has published an article on Renaissance humanist letter-writing in the recent issue of Renaissance Quarterly.

The article, “At Play in the Republic of Letters: The Correspondence of Lapo da Castiglionchio the Younger,” examines the literary structure of a letter collection composed in the 1430s by Lapo da Castiglionchio, a leading humanist translator of Greek. The article analyzes the way the collection conveys plays with time and circumstance in order to convey a philosophical message and critique of the humanist program.