Event: THE GREAT FLORENTINE LIBRARIES: THE BIBLIOTECA MEDICEA LAURENZIANA.
Organizer: BRITISH INSTITUTE OF FLORENCE.
Speakers: Lisa Kaborycha.
Date: Feb 9th 6:00pm Central European Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Feb 9th 9:00am | ET: Feb 9th 12:00pm.
Europe - UK: Feb 9th 5:00pm | CET: Feb 9th 6:00pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Feb 10th 1:00am | AET: Feb 10th 4:00am.
"In the first of a three-part series, in which she shares her research in the rare books collections of Florentine libraries, Lisa Kaborycha explores the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (Laurentian Library). Known to most visitors primarily for its monumental staircase and reading room designed by Michelangelo, the Laurenziana is a Mecca to scholars worldwide for its nearly 11,000 precious manuscripts. This lecture focuses on one small volume in the library’s Ashburnham Collection that contains a 15th-century copy of Ovid’s Art of Love. The free-and-easy translation from Latin into vernacular, along with the explicit marginalia, make clear that contemporaries were consulting the book as a sex manual..."
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
British Institute of Florence
Cover image credits: Kyndall Ramirez