|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, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
On the 700th anniversary of his death, join our panel to explore the reception history of the medieval Italian poet Dante Alighieri in Victorian Manchester.
Stephen Milner of the University of Manchester explores the centrality of Manchester to the emergence of the ‘Cult of Dante’ in nineteenth-century Britain and takes us behind the scenes at the John Rylands Library to reveal the role of our 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 and tells us about the fascinating programme of events they organised in 1921 to celebrate Dante’s 600th anniversary.
Manchester Art Gallery Curator, Hannah Williamson treats us to a behind the scenes look at Dante-inspired collections including a gift made by an early member of the Manchester Dante Society.
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.
This event is presented in partnership with The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, the Manchester Branch of the Societa Dante Alighieri and Manchester Art Gallery.
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