Humanism was church's scholastic education began teaching ancient Greek and Roman way's. Scholars started to think how to make a good education so they came up with Humanism,two people started it Francesco Petrarch and Giovanni Boccaccio started the idea. Humanism started to pop up in Europe. It started because people started to get old information that had been stored away, so it made people want to learn more. Humanism is different than the middle ages because there was not much education going on in the middle ages.