Exploring the History of Science
of Renaissance Italy
As a History of Science major studying abroad in Italy for a semester, I decided to take advantage of my surroundings. While traveling, I've discovered that the effects of the Italian Renaissance have been profound and widespread -- geographically and academically. While perhaps the most well-known "rebirth" occurred through Renaissance art, the period also saw significant scientific revolution. Though the what of Italian Renaissance scientific discovery is fascinating, I am more interested in why the discoveries occurred in the ways they did. This website examines the influences on Italian Renaissance scientific advancement.