June 10 – July 21, 2023
Professor Jessica Wolfe, Department of English and Comparative Literature
Jessica Wolfe (Marcel Bataillon Professor of English & Comparative Literature, Classics, and Romance Studies) is an avid traveler who has spent much time living and working in England and Europe. She was born and raised in New York City. She has broad academic interests in the history of science, medicine, and technology in the Renaissance, as well as in classical and Renaissance literature. She has taught at UNC since 1998 and lives in Chapel Hill with her partner and a feisty Jack Russell terrier.
This program will emphasize site-specific, experiential study at all three of our locations – London, Florence, and Oxford. This will include visits to the British Museum’s “Collecting the World” rooms, the Royal Society of Physicians, the Wellcome Collection, the Sir John Soane and Hunterian Museums (London), the Ashmolean Museum and the Oxford Museum of the History of Science (Oxford), and the Museo Galileo, Brunelleschi’s Dome, and Fiesole (Florence), as well as a possible side trip to a well-preserved sixteenth-century anatomical theater in Bologna.