Past Event

Columbia University Seminar in the Renaissance- Sheila Rabin (St. Perter's University, Jersey City)

February 11, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Columbia University Faculty House

Sheila Rabin (St. Peter's University, Jersey City)

“The Place of Astrology in the History of Science: A Reappraisal”

This paper will look at reactions by both Renaissance contemporaries and modern historians to Giovanni Pico della Mirandola’s Disputations against Judicial Astrology as a means of re-evaluating the importance of astrology in the development of early modern astronomy and physics.


The evening will close with dinner at the Faculty House right after the talk. If you would like to join us for dinner, please RSVP by sending an email to our rapporteur, Cristina Perez Diaz ( by February 4. Dinner is $30 per guest, payable only by check to Columbia University.