23 October 2015: The New Boccaccio: Scholar, Scribe, Reader

 Boccaccio flyer2-6 pm, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Oxford [map]
To celebrate the seventh centenary of Giovanni Boccaccio’s birth (1313–2013) several cultural activities took place around the world. Our seminar focuses on a set of articles collected in the journal Italia Medioevale e Umanistica and entirely devoted to the Italian ‘humanist’. The aim was to disclose a new profile of Boccaccio, who should now be recognised not just as the novelist of the Decameron, but as a scribe and a scholar as important as Petrarch devoted to the rediscovery and study of the Latin Classics.

Irene Ceccherini (Bodleian Library & Lincoln College, Oxford)
Matilde Malaspina (Lincoln College, Oxford & 15cBOOKTRADE)
Martin McLaughlin (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages & Magdalen College, Oxford)
Angelo Piacentini (Cattolica University, Milan & Bodleian Library, Visiting Scholar)
Michael Reeve (Faculty of Classics & Pembroke College, Cambridge)
Nigel Wilson (Lincoln College, Oxford)
Register for free tickets.

Dr Alexandra Franklin, Co-ordinator, Centre for the Study of the Book
Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Bodleian Library,
Oxford OX1 3BG
e-mail: alexandra.franklin@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
website: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb