As part of the Free your Future – Padua in the World conference series and in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the University of Padua, a meeting held at the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid welcomes University of Padua Professor of Economic History Giovanni Luigi Fontana.
A continuation of the Free your Future – Padua in the World conference series where 800 years of the University of Padua’s history is shared at Italian Cultural Institutes European-wide.
Held at the 17th century Palacio de Abrantes building that houses the Italian Cultural Institute, the next meeting Agustín Albanell, an Aragonese in Padua discusses the five years of study the Spanish jurist, humanist, diplomat, and collaborator of the first Spanish translation of the Odyssey, Agustin Albanell spent between Bologna and Padua from 1536 and 1541, and whose portrait is found in Palazzo Bo’s Sala dei Quaranta.
As the archbishop of Tarragona, Agustín’s transversal ideas solidified him a culturally significant historical figure in European thanks to his studies of law and numismatics. Agustín’s story is retold by University of Padua professor of Economic History, Giovanni Luigi Fontana.
The Free Your Future – Padua in the World conference series, organized in Italian Cultural Institutes, Embassies, and Consulates of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, welcomes University of Padua professors to share the story of the University’s history by intertwining it with prospects and challenges for the future.