James Hankins is a Professor of History at Harvard University. His book, Virtue Politics: Soulcraft and Statecraft in Renaissance Italy, was published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University in November 2019.
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Features September 2023
The Roman custom
On ancient violence & modern judgment.
Features September 2021
Civilization & tradition
On the fruits of Western culture.
Features October 2020
Of, by & for the freedmen
On the aesthetics and history of the Freedman’s Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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Mar 19, 2020
From the Winter 2020 edition of the Claremont Review of Books.
Jul 27, 2017
In Raphael’s studio
On Raphael: The Drawings at the Ashmolean Museum of Oxford.
December 06, 2019
James Hankins & James Panero discuss Leonardo da Vinci
James Hankins, a Professor of History at Harvard, joins James Panero to discuss the monumental Leonardo exhibition at the Louvre and the artist’s legacy five hundred years after his death.