Organized for September 29 and 30 by Padua’s Institute for Ecclesiastical History, the Padua’s University and Church (13th-20th centuries) Places, Relationships and Conflicts conference will take place in Sala Barbarigo at the Diocesan Museum of Padua (Piazza Duomo 12) as part of the 800th Anniversary of the University of Padua.
With introductions offered by the Director of Padua’s Institute of Ecclesiastical History, Stefano Del Santo, the conference covers three scheduled themes during which 14 speakers address the centuries-old relationship between the University and the local Church (Bishops, Chapter of Canons, and later the Seminary).
- Thursday, September 29, 3 pm- 7 pm – Bishops and Study between the Middle Ages and the Modern Age
- Friday, September 30, 9 am -12:30 pm – Culture, Politics, and Pastoral Care from the 18th to the 20th centuries
- Friday, September 30, 3 pm -7 pm – The University and the Church, the history and memory of religious orders
Organized around the title of the event series, LiberaMente, which references the University’s motto:Universa Universis Patavina Libertas. The conference is an opportunity for the Diocese to participate in constructive events that reflect upon the depth of the relationship between the two central institutions in celebration of the University’s 800th Anniversary.
Talks held on Thursday, September 29 are followed by a concert at the Teatro del Seminario Vescovile at 9 pm. Entitled, Musica per le accademie del Seminario: dalla policoralità al concerto, the concert is performed along multiple lines of independent melodies known as a Polyphony. Compositions played include pieces written between the 16th to the beginning of the 19th century widely performed in churches throughout Padua and taught to students at the Seminary.
Welcoming the EsaConsort vocal ensemble directed by Maestro Maurizio Sacquegna and the Concentus Musicus Patavinus Orchestra of the University of Padua, conducted by Maestro Sergio Lasaponara.
The concert offers free admission.