The Culture of Enlightenment and Reform in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Friday, January 23, 2004–Saturday, January 24, 2004
All Day

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street

—a conference organized by John Davis, University of Connecticut, Storrs; John Marino, University of California, San Diego; and Geoffrey Symcox, University of California, Los Angeles

The conference brings together distinguished scholars from Europe and North America to offer new perspectives on the history of the Italian Enlightenment and to take stock of developments in its historiography since the fundamental work of Franco Venturi. The aim of the conference is to familiarize the English-speaking public with the current state of scholarship on the Italian Enlightenment, and the expected publication of the conference papers themselves as a special number of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies serves as a further way to bring this new body of scholarship to the attention of the English-speaking public.