A Cross-Faculty Committee’s Vision to Celebrate Leonardo da Vinci at Carleton

The famous renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy, April 15 1452, and died in France on May 2 1519, at the end of a brief three-year stay. This year will therefore mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a year expected to see many events worldwide honouring him through his work.

In this spirit, Carleton University has struck a cross-faculty Leonardo 2019 committee with a view to schedule its own series of events honouring the life and work of Leonardo. The committee has proposed monthly talks on the broad theme of Leonardo’s work, his life, thoughts, and impact into the modern era. This series of events will be known as CINQUECENTO: Carleton Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci.

The members of the Leonardo 2019 committee include (in alphabetical order):