As part of the celebratory events for the 800th anniversary of the University of Padua, the book Foreigners. Student Life and Mobility Between the 13th and 18th Centuries is presented to the public on 6 December at Palazzo Bo. Published as Stranieri. Itinerari di vita studentesca tra XIII e XVIII secolo by Donzelli – Padova University Press, 2022, this is the latest volume from the Patavina libertas. A European history of the University of Padua book series, which contains works based on archival research conducted by young historians of the University of Padua. Each volume reinterprets the path the University has taken through key moments in European history by retracing all aspects of freedom and its role in the development of humanistic and scientific knowledge.
The latest volume observes the university as a meeting point between those of different ages and of those of other geographical origins, which became especially true for the University of Padua, which owes its origins precisely to the migration of students. Although rare, such migration falls within the broader and more widespread phenomenon of academic mobility that characterizes the Middle Ages and the early modern age.
The event welcomes Kaspar Gubler (University of Bern, CH), Brigitte Marin (Director of École Française de Rome), Pavlina Rychterovà (Universität Wien, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) and Roberto Delle Donne (via video from the University of Naples Federico II). Speeches are held in the languages relative of each guest.
Registration is required to participate.
The event is streamed live on YouTube.