Ambrosiana Lecture: Don Federico Gallo on "The Library of S. Maria Incoronata in the 15th century"


Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries

Ambrosiana Lecture: "The Library of Santa Maria Incoronata in the 15th century"

Tuesday, November 19 at 4:30pm in Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

Don Federico Gallo, Director of the "Classe di Studi Greci e Latini" (Class of Greek and Latin Studies) of the Accademia Ambrosiana, and Doctor of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, will present a lecture on The Library of Santa Maria Incoronata in the 15th century on Tuesday, November 19 in the Rare Book and Special Collections, 102 Hesburgh Library. Santa Maria Incoronata is a church in Milan, formerly an Augustinian convent. The medieval manuscripts from the convent are now held in the Ambrosiana Library.

On Wednesday, November 20 Dr. Gallo will hold a workshop on the Rhetorica (1372) of Onofrio Steccuti from noon until 2pm in Room 715 J in the Medieval Institute, Hesburgh Library. Lunch will be provided. Rsvp to Roberta Baranowski in the Medieval Institute.

The Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, one of the most famous libraries of the world and the oldest in Europe, was founded between 1603 and 1609. Notre Dame has a special relationship with the Ambrosiana Library. The library has the microfilm of the Ambrosiana's collections, making it an ideal fit for a program of collaboration that aims to bring together researchers in paleography, manuscript studies and literary studies from late antiquity through the renaissance.

Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame, the PhD in Literature Program, the Medieval Institute, the Department of Classics and Hesburgh Libraries.