Boccaccio conference starts today

 Giovanni Boccaccio engraved by Raffaello Sanzio Morghen (1758-1833) after Vincenzo Gozzini.
A Boccaccian Renaissance – an interdisciplinary and international conference – will explore the figure and works of Giovanni Boccaccio from the point of view of their extraordinary, yet little remarked impact on early modernity. It will have a dual focus on Boccaccio’s own understanding of his cultural program and on the direct and indirect impact of his works on the vernacular and Latin culture of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Italy and throughout Europe (esp. England, Spain, and France).

 A  joint University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University Conference, October 24-26, 2013. With a generous contribution from the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco. For details, see: