Upcoming “Art of Renaissance Warfare” Talk by The Newberry

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a virtual talk on “The Art of Renaissance Warfare” on September 17th.


“This public conversation explores how the development of gunpowder, stirrups, and new techniques for polishing armor changed the face of war in sixteenth-century Europe.

In this virtual conversation, Jonathan Tavares of the Art Institute of Chicago and Suzanne Karr Schmidt of the Newberry will discuss the importance of Renaissance-era innovations in military technology by focusing on a model cannon, pair of stirrups, and collection of armor on view in the Renaissance Invention exhibition as loans from the Art Institute.”

From the event description

Sounds like it should be excellent. I know I’ll be joining!