Posts by IASblog Staff Writers

April 1, 2021
Caravaggio’s Denial of St. Peter commemorates the dramatic predawn Holy Friday event of the apostle’s denial of Jesus.

March 28, 2021
Today is Palm Sunday, or Passion Sunday, when Western Christians celebrate Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem.


March 20, 2021
Happy First Day of Spring!

Bust of Domitian

September 14, 2020
On this day (14 September) in 81 A.D., Domitian became Roman Emperor.

September 8, 2020
On this day (8 September) in 1474 the Italian poet, Ludovico Ariosto was born in Reggio Emilia in the Duchy of Modena.

August 24, 2020
On this day in history (24 August, 79 A.D.) Mount Vesuvius erupted, killing around sixteen thousand individuals who lived and worked in various locations within the Bay of Naples.

August 12, 2020
On this day (12 August) in 875 A.D., heir to the Frankish throne, Louis II of Italy died in Brescia.

July 13, 2020
On this day (13 July) in 2011, the Franco-Italian sculptor and designer, Giacomo Benevelli died in Pavia.

July 6, 2020
On this day (6 July) in 1533 the Italian poet, Ludovico Ariosto died in Ferrara.

June 19, 2020
Call for Papers: Contagium: Exploring the Nexus Between Confraternity, Pandemic and Renaissance Society

Officers & Contacts