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Fri Dec 1, 2017

How to Bribe a Roman Jury

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
242 O'Shaughnessy

“How to Bribe a Roman Jury”

Professor Tadeusz Mazurek

Classics Colloquium 2017: All talks will take place in 242 O’Shaughnessy Hall. Friday talks will be followed by snacks and drinks in 303 O’Shaughnessy.

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Wed Dec 6, 2017

Caffè e conversazione: Festeggiamo il Natale

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Decio Commons

Please feel free to join us for an hour of caffè e conversazione where you are welcome to meet and practice your Italian with members of the Italian Program, students of Italian, Italophones, Italophiles, and people with an appreciation for things Italian. …

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Collegium Musicum

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

Wednesday, December 6, at 7:30pm in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall at the Debartolo Performing Arts Center

The Notre Dame Collegium Musicum presents its Fall Concert. The program will consist of works from Claudio Monteverdi’s Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603), a musical landmark of the emerging Baroque style. 2017 marks the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth.…

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Thu Dec 7, 2017

Hannah Marcus-HPS Colloquium Speaker Series

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
120 DeBartolo

“Censoring Medicine: Processes of Expurgation, Forgetting, and Remembering in Early Modern Italy”


The Roman Index of Prohibited Books (1559) not only banned the works of theologians like Luther and Melanchthon; it also made it illegal for scholars in Italy to read many works of medicine written and published in Northern Europe. While some of these books were burned, many others were expurgated, or selectively censored. This talk examines copies of expurgated medical books to reveal that Catholic authorities understood the printed book as both an intellectual threat and also a physical object that could be manipulated and regulated. By combining historical and bibliographical approaches, I delve into the medical books themselves as a lost archive documenting the practice of censorship. Close examination of censored objects reveals book expurgation as a process of memory damnation. This damnatio memoriae

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