About this Project

Throughout history, political factions and conflicts organizationally were assembled out of evolving social, economic and patronage networks. At the same time, those factions and conflicts were expressed and articulated through evolving semantic languages, at the levels of both public and private debate. Building upon an unusual data set of social networks among approximately 60,000 Florentines over two centuries, this Neubauer research project seeks to document and explain the tumultuous political history of Florentine republicanism over the period 1350-1530, both from the social-network and from the rhetorical perspectives. 


Neubauer Collegium celebrates opening of new home at 5701 S. Woodlawn

April 21, 2015

In a milestone for the ambitious research initiative, the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society celebrated the opening of its permanent home at 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave. on April 20 with remarks by University of Chicago leaders and a panel discussion featuring Neubauer Collegium Faculty Fellows.

5701 S. Woodlawn to provide home for Neubauer Collegium’s collaborative programs

May 19, 2014

Work has begun on the adaptive reuse of 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave., which the University of Chicago is renovating to house the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society.

Neubauer Collegium’s new research projects to tackle complex global questions

February 3, 2014

From the impact of a new government health insurance program in India to the profound questions surrounding death and end-of-life care, the 15 new research projects supported by the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago aim to provide new ways of studying some of the most complex questions facing contemporary society.


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