Benjamin G. Kohl

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Professor of the Humanities at Vassar College, Benjamin Kohl was the author of many works of Renaissance history, including The Earthly Republic: Italian Humanists on Government and Society (1978), which he edited with Ronald G. Witt; Renaissance Humanism, 1300-1550: A Bibliography of Materials in English (1985); Major Problems in the History of the Renaissance (1995), with A.A. Smith; Padua under the Carrara, 1318-1405 (1998), and of numerous articles and studies on the political and cultural history of the early Italian Renaissance.

The late Prof. Kohl was also the editor-in-chief and coordinator of Rulers of Venice, 1332-1524 / Governanti di Venezia, 1332-1524: Interpretations, Methods, Database, a massive digitization, database and interpretive project involving the collaboration of ACLS Humanities E-Book of the American Council of Learned Societies, the Renaissance Society of America, the University of Michigan Libraries and the Archivio di Stato, Venezia, as well as a team of historians, archivists, editors and technologists. This project is now permanetly hosted between ACLS and the Renaissance Society of America.

Prof. Kohl was the winner of Fulbright, Delmas, Folger Shakespeare, American Academy in Rome, and other fellowships and is listed in Contemporary Authors and Who’s Who in America.

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