H. Darrel Rutkin

Friedrich-Alexander Universität

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, astrology and cultural memory: translating the disputationes adversus astrologiam divinatricem

2014-2015: Fall

H. Darrel Rutkin is a Historian of Science specializing in the history of medieval, Renaissance and early modern astrology with a PhD from Indiana University. Recipient of prestigious pre- and post-doctoral fellowships—including a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, Villa I Tatti, Harvard University's Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at M.I.T. and in its current incarnation at the Huntington Library, NYU's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and most recently at the Internationales Kolleg for Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung (IKGF) at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Nürnberg-Erlangen —I am hoping to land a permanent academic appointment soon! I have also contributed to the Cambridge History of Science and the Harvard Companion to the Classical Tradition. At the Italian Academy, I will work on my translation (the first into English) of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola's Disputations against Divinatory Astrology for the I Tatti Renaissance Library.