Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $210
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $231
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
Galileo wasn’t just the paradigm-shattering scientist we all recognize for his major contributions to the Copernican Revolution and for having combined experiments and mathematical methods in a ground-breaking way. He was also an excellent artist, a lutenist, a passionate reader of Dante and Ariosto, and a man of letters himself. In this course, we will explore Galileo’s life and scientific work alongside his contributions to and interests in art and literature.
Five sessions. E - $210, L - $231
Daniele Macuglia is a historian and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago. He earned his PhD from the University of Chicago and has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Newberry Library, and his alma mater.
- Dom Paschal Scotti, Galileo Revisited, Ignatius Press, 2017. ISBN: 978-1621641322
- Galileo Galilei, Selected Writings, Oxford World's Classics series, Oxford University Press, 1st edition, 2012. ISBN: 978-0199583690
- For the first class, please read Chapter 1 of Dom Paschal Scotti, Galileo Revisited.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.