The 8×8: storie per 8 secoli initiative continues with events on Saturday, September 17 that explore the history of the University of Padua during the seventeenth century.
Proposed by the professors and researchers of the Department of Cultural Heritage (DBC), the multidisciplinary series of events aims to illustrate the connection between academic and city life in celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the University of Padua.
Coordinated by Giuliana Tomasella and Andrea Tomezzoli, the day begins at 10 am with a conference by Denis Ton on Pittori veneti e ‘foresti’ nella Padova del Seicento held at Palazzo Liviano in the Museum of Archaeological Sciences and Art followed by a lecture by Mari Pietrogiovanna on Lord Thomas Arundel e Padova: affinità intellettuali at 11 am.
Two thematic itineraries are also scheduled. The first on L’arredo pittorico e plastico della basilica di Santa Giustina presented by Chiara Lo Giudice, Chiara Bombardini, Emanuele Principi, Iana Sokolova, and Andrea Chiocca. The second on Con Thomas Coryat: la città vista da un viaggiatore inglese del Seicento (including a reading from his travel diary) delivered by Francesco Puccio and Elena Svalduz.
Later in the afternoon, Palazzo Bo hosts a performance of Il Dialogo de Cecco di Ronchitti da Bruzene inperpuosito de la stella nuova with Bruno Lovadina, music by Luca Chiavinato, and audio / lighting technician Francesco Fabiano (Associazione Bel Teatro).
Followed by a guided tour of the Sala dei Quaranta and a viewing of Galileo’s podium.
Programme and registration: www.beniculturali.unipd.it/www/8×8