Sacred Books, Holy Relics and Godly Women: New Perspectives on Sanctity in Europe

Professor Brian Richardson (University of Leeds, UK) and Dr Ruth S. Noyes (National Museum of Denmark) will present on history of the circulation of texts and premodern migrations of sacral heritage.

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The event is a hybrid taking place at The Norwegian Institute in Rome, and it will also be possible to follow the seminar through Zoom. To receive a link, please contact:  Eleonora Cappuccilli or Clara Stella.

The seminar Sacred Books, Holy Relics and Godly Women: New Perspectives on Sanctity in Renaissance Europe starts from the new research findings of Emeritus Professor Brian Richardson (University of Leeds, UK), author of the recent book Women and the Circulation of Texts in Renaissance Italy (2020), and art historian Dr Ruth S. Noyes (National Museum of Denmark), currently working on a book project called Translatio. Richardson and Noyes are two key experts in the history of the circulation of texts and premodern migrations of sacral heritage across the Nordic-Baltic region and greater Europe respectively. The seminar will investigate the notion of sanctity in the Renaissance by looking at women as key actors in the circulation of religious books and objects. Richardson's and Noyes's presentations will be followed by an open discussion. The proposed seminar is related to the ongoing research on sanctity pursued at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas via the projects "The Legacy of Birgitta of Sweden" and "Women Writing Saints" which focus respectively on the circulation of Birgitta of Sweden's Revelations and the production of religious literature by women writers in Renaissance Italy, in connection with the activities of the interdisciplinary research group 'Textual Traditions and Communities in Early Modern Europe'.

Important information about the physical seminar:

According to Italian legislation, all participants in presentia will be asked to show their Green Pass at the entrance. Documentation can be through an app or paper version.
 
A Green Pass is valid for people who can document:
a) vaccination
b) having had COVID in the past 6 months; or
c) recent COVID-test (valid 48 hours)

The auditorium has reduced capacity in order to respect social distancing. Please contact us before Monday 13th of September if you want to attend in presentia.

Published Sep. 6, 2021 12:50 PM - Last modified Sep. 10, 2021 9:42 AM