Diversity in Renaissance Italy

Ref: C3680395

The sessions will consider the different experiences and opportunities of women of the nobility, the merchants class and in the lives of workers and peasants. The role of nunneries will be examined, and we will discuss the opportunities and limitations of religious life for women. The second session will establish the significant presence of people of colour in 15th century Italy; review the presentation of people of colour in works of art, and examine the life of Alessandro de' Medici, the Black Prince of Florence. This will include the "lad culture" of Florence.

Course aim

To explore the experience of women and people of colour in Renaissance Italy.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for anyone who enjoys history and making links between contemporary culture and the past. No previous experience is needed. Further study options will be provided.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • demonstrate an enhanced knowledge of the experience of women and people of colour in Renaissance Italy
  • identify the potential and limitations of the cloistered life of women in nunneries
  • analyse a work of art to inform my understanding "soft power"
  • appreciate the differences and similarities of experience for women and people of colour in Renaissance Italy and in our contemporary world

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

No prior knowledge required. No need to bring anything.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Diversity in Renaissance Italy

Conditions

This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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