Chivalry, Academy and Cultural Dialogues: the Italian contribution to European modernity
15 Feb 2017, 18:00 to 15 Feb 2017, 19:30
Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Chivalry, Academy and Cultural Dialogues is a Festschrift to celebrate the recent retirement of Prof Jane E. Everson (Royal Holloway University of London). Prof Everson has been an influential scholar of early modern Italy and was the recipient of the HARC-funded Italian Academies project. To pay tribute to her research activity, scholars from all over the world have united their forces in a joint investigation and reappraisal of the Italian contribution to European culture. The resulting volume, far from being just a collection of scattered essays, is a rich exploration, organized by case-studies, of the multifarious and often neglected legacy that early modern Italian culture has brought into the wider framework of Europe and Modernity. Focusing on chivalry, academy and cultural dialogues, the volume points out the main institutional, social, political and artistic heritage of Italy and its culture in European modernity.
The event will include a book launch by Professors Corinna Salvadori (Dublin), Martin McLaughlin (Oxford), and Diego Zancani (Oxford).
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