Research Seminar: "Atlantic Libraries: Renaissance Italy and the American Colonies"


Location: Rare Books and Special Collections

The Italian Research Seminar welcomes Diego Pirillo, Associate Professor  of Italian Studies from University of California, Berkeley. By studying several private and public libraries in colonial America this talk will present the first findings of a larger project that studies the circulation of books, ideas and knowledge in the Protestant Atlantic and investigates the many ways in which early American readers collected, appropriated and manipulated Italian Renaissance texts.

The talk will be followed by a discussion and a reception.

Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies.

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