Online event: Industrial Dante
|Dates:||10 June 2021|
|Times:||19:00 - 20:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute and Library|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
On the 700th anniversary of his death, join us to explore how Victorian Manchester embraced medieval Italian poet, Dante Alighieri.
Professor Stephen Milner of the University of Manchester, explores the city's role in the emergence of the ‘Cult of Dante’ in nineteenth-century Britain and takes us behind the scenes to reveal the role of Library founder, Enriqueta Rylands as a Dante collector and first Vice-President of the Manchester Dante Society.
We will be joined live from Rome by Simona Giordano, who has been working on the rediscovered archive of the Manchester Dante Society. Simona looks back to a fascinating programme of events organised in 1921.
Manchester Art Gallery Curator, Hannah Williamson treats us to a look at Dante inspired collections, including a gift made to by an early member of the Manchester Dante Society.
The event will include a 40 minute talk followed by 20-minute Q&A. Book your Free place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-event-industrial-dante-tickets-154077336461
The talk will take place on Zoom, the link will be sent to you on the morning of the event.
If you have any queries regarding the event please contact us on the following email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In collaboration with the Manchester Branch of the Società Dante Alighieri.
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