On the occasion of the publication of Agostino Sottili’s Studi Petrarcheschi (Roma/Padova: Editrice Antenore, 2015) the University of Bonn will host on 9 June 2016 in its Festsaal a colloquium in memory of this Italian scholar, who was also for several years a professor at the University of Cologne and secretary of its Petrarca-Institut. A pupil of Giuseppe Billanovich and Agostino Pertusi, Agostino Sottili devoted his whole life to investigating the reception of Francesco Petrarca and Italian humanism beyond the Alps. The most substantial result of this research is the Catalogue of Petrarca’s manuscripts in West Germany, first published in several articles in Italia medioevale e umanistica and then reprinted in two volumes by Editrice Antenore in 1971 and 1978. The speakers at this colloquium will be five expert scholars in the field of Petrarchan studies: Dina De Rentiis (University of Bamberg), Fabio Forner (University of Verona), Jürgen Geiß (Staatsbibliothek Berlin), Carla Maria Monti (Catholic University of Milan) and Jan Papy (Catholic University of Leuven). The colloquium has been organized in collaboration with the Centre for the Classical Tradition and the Italien-Zentrum of the University of Bonn, the Dipartimento di Studi Medievali, Umanistici e Rinascimentali of the Catholic University of Milan and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Cologne. You are all cordially invited to attend!

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Manipulating Flora: Gardens as Laboratories in the Renaissance and Early Modern Europe

This workshop is on the role of botanical studies between the Renaissance and early modernity. The program features speakers of international repute, who will discuss botanical studies in the context of alchemy, medicine and natural philosophy. See the full program.

Op donderdag 29 oktober wordt in de Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden het project Codices Vossiani Latini Online gepresenteerd. De collectie bevat 465 handschriften in 363 (samengestelde) bundels, met in totaal meer dan tachtigduizend bladzijden. Lees meer in de folder.

Locatie: Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden, Witte Singel 26, Vossius-zaal, 2e verdieping Zuid-Hal

Programme

14:30 – 15:00 Arrival, coffee and tea

15:00 – 15:30

Welcome and Introduction – André Bouwman, Chief Curator & Curator of Western

Manuscripts, Leiden University Libraries – Marti Huetink, Publishing Director, Brill

15:30 – 16:15

‘The Vossiani Latini and Early Medieval History’

– Rosamond McKitterick, University of Cambridge

16:15 – 17:00

‘The Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Latin Manuscripts in the Vossius Collection’

– Erik Kwakkel, Leiden University

17:00 – 17:30 Manuscripts exhibition

17:00 – 18:00 Drinks

RSVP before 27 October via aanmelding@library.leidenuniv.nl (with reference:

Codices Vossiani Latini Online) or by telephone 071 527 2832.

 

 

 

Op woensdag 4 november van 11:45 tot 12:45, in Utrecht (Janskerkhof 13, Stijlkamer 0.06) zetten Piet Steenbakkers en zijn onderzoeksteam hun plannen uiteen voor The Spinoza Web, een gratis toegankelijke website waarop ze alle documenten en gegevens die over Spinoza te achterhalen zijn, bijeen willen brengen. De site is een onderdeel van het door NWO gefinancierde onderzoeksproject Spinoza’s Web, dat sinds anderhalf jaar draait. Voor die website ontwikkelt het team een formule die in de toekomst ook door andere onderzoekers gebruikt moet kunnen worden. Gelieve van tevoren even aan te melden bij p.steenbakkers@uu.nl