Featured Challenges of the Anthropocene



The Renaissance is a cultural movement that starts from Italy in the mid-14th century and spreads through Europe. It brings the Medieval time period to an end, and is marked by a changing consciousness about politics, the world, and art....

/ December 9, 2012

Petrarca: The Ascent of Mount Ventoux

Petrarch’s motives for climbing Mount Ventoux – to see the view – is often cited as the mark of a new humanistic “Renaissance” spirit. His ascent took place on April 26, 1336, but it was  written and published only around...

/ September 29, 2012