Texts on Flyleaves
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 5:15pm
Petrarch, the famed 14th-century Italian humanist, was a prolific inscriber of notes, glosses, and texts within the manuscripts in his private collection. This lecture will explore notations found in the flyleaves of 39 manuscripts from Petrarch’s collection to gain a clearer understanding of his particular use of marginal spaces.
Maddalena Signorini is professor of Latin Paleography and Codicology at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. Her research focuses on medieval literacy, on the first writing in Romance vernaculars, and in more recent years, on Petrarch’s and Boccaccio’s handwriting, books, and libraries.
Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies and the Italian Studies section of the Department of Romance Languages.
Seminar for Graduate Students
Friday, February 28, 2020, 10 am
Lea Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Professor Maddalena Signorini will hold a seminar for graduate students focused on manuscripts from the Kislak collection. Prof. Signorini is the 2020 SIMS-Italian fellow, and this seminar is part of her residency.