Re-Humanizing the World
Learning from the Renaissance Today
The Renaissance Program identifies and studies the core ideas that gave birth to the Italian Renaissance—the most profound period of human and cultural transformation in Western history.
It then applies these ideas today through the development of innovative educational programs, to improve our individual lives and social institutions—to make them more vibrant, flourishing, satisfying, and effective.
Twelve Core Ideas
The Renaissance Program focuses on twelve core ideas that inspired the Renaissance and allowed it to emerge as a transformative cultural movement—the values of which inspired profound levels of excellence, creativity, and human flourishing.
Significantly, all of these ideas remain important and applicable today.
What are the twelve ideas? Download a free overview today:
The Renaissance Program Summer Institute
In addition to its other programs, the Renaissance Program offers a five-day Summer Institute in Florence at the end of May.
The Summer Institute offers an in-depth introduction to the most important ideas and figures of the Renaissance along with visits to the central sites and artworks of the Florentine Renaissance. It’s the ultimate experiential and crash course in ”everything Renaissance”—from the underlying humanistic ideas to the most profound artworks those ideas inspired.
The Living Ideas Journal
Sponsored by the Renaissance Program, the Living Ideas Journal offers free articles on how the humanities can contribute to and deepen modern life.
Many of these articles relate to subjects and ideas from the Renaissance. Visit the Living Ideas Journal website today:
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