The 800th Anniversary of the University of Padua is at the centre of the European Stories of Patavina Libertas meeting organized by the Olympic Academy of Vicenza and inspired by the Patavina Libertas, A European History of the University of Padua book series, published by Donzelli and Padova University Press. Published as a reflection of the important anniversary, the book series is the result of a multidisciplinary survey entrusted to young researchers under the guidance of experts from University Departments and Centres. Coordinated by the Olympic Academic and University of Padua professor Annalisa Oboe, and divided into thematic in-depth studies, the meeting retraces the European role of the University of Padua and its deep connection with the concept of freedom. A round table discussion follows.
After greetings by the president of the Academy, Gaetano Thiene, Annalisa Oboe illustrates the Patavina Libertas project. Speakers will be followed by Andrea Caracausi, who will focus on the concept of libertas between religion, politics and knowledge; Maria Cristina La Rocca, for an innovative survey on foreign students present in Padua between the 13th and 18th centuries; and Andrea Martini, who will illustrate the presence of women in the University, from the 17th century to the present.
Academy scholars Adriana Chemello, Paolo Vidali, Chiara Volpato, Marcello Ghilardi and Annalisa Oboe, who will also moderate the meeting, will discuss “Freedom and Equal Opportunity in Institutions and the Academy” in closing.
Admission is free.