The 8×8: storie per 8 secoli initiative continues with a series of events on Saturday, May 21 coordinated by Cristina Guarnieri and Giovanna Valenzano that explores the history of the University of Padua during the fourteenth century.
Proposed by the professors and researchers of the Department of Cultural Heritage (DBC), the multidisciplinary schedule of events aims to illustrate the connection between academic and city life in celebration of the University of Padua’s 800the Anniversary.
The Sala dei Giganti of Palazzo Liviano hosts the start of the events on Saturday, May 21 with a conference by Federica Toniolo on Il libro miniato come fonte di conoscenza: dall’umanesimo di Petrarca alla scienza dell’Erbario carrarese (The Illuminated Manuscripts as a source of knowledge-Petrarch as the Father of Humanism to the science of the Carrarese Herbarium).
The day continues with two guided tours. Curated by Cristina Guarnieri, the first tour takes us through to the cycle of frescoes painted by Guariento in the 14th century located in the private chapel of the Carrarese palace Padua’s Galilean Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts. The second tour, curated by Giovanna Valenzano takes us to Palazzo della Ragione as we visit “Giotto and Pietro d’Abano: the Skies of the Middle Ages.”
The afternoon includes a performance based on the Goliardia Padovana in the New Courtyard of Palazzo Bo, with reading and songs by Carichi Sospesi.
Participation for guided tours and the performance are available by registration only.