Past event

Collaborative Hub for Cultural Heritage --- Spring Dialogues Dialogue I: 24 May

The Collaborative Hub for Cultural Heritage [CH2] warmly invites you to four open dialogues between the University of St Andrews and the Università degli studi di Padova on their ongoing research in cultural heritage. These are open to the public; please find more information and register for the online event below.

All meetings will be held on open Teams calls, at 11-12:00 in the UK / 12-13:00 in Italy

1. Spaces for Nature | Lo spazio della natura [24 May] — Claudia Rossignoli and Elena Svalduz

Ludovica Galeazzo (Università degli studi di Padova), Building on Water: The Lagoon of Venice as the Republic's ‘Domestic Archipelago'/Costruire sull'acqua. La laguna di Venezia come ‘arcipelago domestico' della Repubblica

Giulia Becevello (Università degli studi di Padova), Natural Environment, Reclaimed Lands: The Role of Venetian Families in Polesine, Italy/Ambiente naturale, terreni bonificati. Il ruolo delle famiglie Venete in Polesine

Damiano Benvegnù (University of St Andrews), Can a Forest Be Fascist? Mussolini's Trees and the Ecological Legacy of Fascism/Un bosco può essere fascista? Gli alberi di Mussolini e il retaggio ambientale del fascismo

Claudia Rossignoli (University of St Andrews), Gendering the Garden: Discursive Spaces for Renaissance Women/Generare il giardino. Spazi discorsivi per le donne del Rinascimento

This project is designed to make the most of the traditional strengths of Padua and St Andrews in cultural heritage: both have recently celebrated their long and illustrious histories; both occupy historical sites and buildings; both have prestigious museums and libraries with abundant resources. The main aim of this project is to create a shared space for the exchange of ideas and resources, and the discussion of collaborative initiatives on the broad theme of cultural heritage. The CH2 Dialogues are a series of 4 online lectures taking place in Spring 2024 –academics from both institutions will present their research or teaching projects. There will be space for discussion and dialogue on methodologies and outcomes, and interaction with other participants.

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