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Center for Italian Studies


Seminar: “Ambrose as a Bishop: Guidelines of His Pastoral and Church Governance Action” - Francesco Braschi

Fri Mar 7, 2014 2:00PM - 5:00PM Calendars: Workshops

“Ambrose as a Bishop: Guidelines of His Pastoral and Church Governance Action”

Friday, March 7 at 2pm in Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries

Please join us for a workshop with Don Francesco Braschi, Director of the Faculty of Slavic Studies of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan.

Sponsored by the PhD in Literature, the Medieval Institute and Italian Studies at Notre Dame.

2:00-2:40pm  Paola Moretti, Visiting Associate Professor, Classics
                         “Ambrose' letters: sermones absentium?”

2:45-3:25pm  Hildegund Müller, Associate Professor, Classics
                         “An Augustinian view of Ambrosian Exegesis”

3:25- 3:45pm  Break

3:45-4:25pm   Brian Dunkle, S.J., Theology History of Christianity (HC)
                          “Hallowed by the Roman Faith”: Ambrosian Hymns for Roman Martyrs

4:25-5:00pm   Monsignor Francesco Braschi, Biblioteca Ambrosiana
                          “Ambrose as a bishop: guidelines of his pastoral and Church governance action"                                 

Monsignor Francesco Braschi is a doctor of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, director of the Faculty of Slavic Studies and an IT professional for the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan. His scholarly interests include patristics and the liturgy as well as Slavic Studies. His projects include the electronic catalogue of the museums works, including the digitization of the Codex Atlanticus, a twelve-volume bound set of drawings and writing by Leonardo da Vinci.
Monsignor Braschi is extending access to the library’s documents across TV and the Internet. He uses a full complement of social media, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, in several different languages. In 1609, the Ambrosiana offered every visitor a pen, ink, and a stool, he says, and he sees today’s provision of new technologies as a continuation of that.

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