Episode 10: How to Be a Renaissance Woman – with historian Jill Burke

How to Be a Renaissance Woman – with historian Jill Burke

Our Guest

Jill Burke

Jill Burke is a professor of Renaissance Visual and Material Cultures at the University of Edinburgh, a historian of the body and its visual representation, focusing on Italy and Europe from 1400-1700. She is currently the lead investigator of the Royal Society funded project ‘Renaissance Goo,’ working with soft-matter scientists to remake Renaissance cosmetic and skincare recipes.  She talks regularly about Renaissance bodies on television, radio and podcasts, and she discusses the history of art and beauty on “Jill Burke’s Blog.” She lives in Edinburgh.

The Discussion

How to Be a Renaissance Woman: The Untold History of Beauty and Female Creativity by Jill Burke
The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli
a portrait of Caterina Sforza, Countess of Imola
a 16th-century illustration depicting the four humors
an illustration of author Moderata Fonte (aka Modesta di Pozzo di Forzi)
Titian’s Portrait of Laura Dianti

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