Prof. Lynch Presents at Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
March 31, 2017
Dr. Lynch recently presented a paper on what was meant by Renaissance education in France. When and how did French education become influenced by trends from Italy? What parts of the medieval curriculum were retained or discarded? Examining an early “schoolbook” produced by the noted Renaissance editor and printer, Jodocus Badius Ascensius (1462–1535), she discussed how traveling teachers such as Badius spread new teaching techniques and new textbooks across the Alps and into France. She also looked at how wealthy urbanites in cities like Lyon were eager to learn how Italian schools worked and were happy to spend their own – and their city’s – money on attracting these more up-to-date educators to their regions.