As uomo universale, Leon Battista Alberti embodied the model of the educated artist in need of acquiring skills in as many subjects as possible. . The same ideal applied to patrons. Typical for the Renaissance was the training in the seven liberal arts comprising the trivium (grammar, rhetorics, logics) and the quadrivium (arithmetics, music, astronomy, geometry). All were subordinated to philosophy . The section Renaissance therefore seeks to promote an interdisciplinary approach to Renaissance studies and to remain open to publications from neighboring disciplines. The publications in this section are meant tocomplement and encourage Renaissance studies at universities and research institutions.