This conference (10-12 May 2017) relates specifically to the theory and practice of philosophical translation in the Renaissance. The first day will treat the broader issues and authors; the second and third will especially focus on Aristotle. The conference takes place at the University of Warwick, with participation of the ERC team in Venice as well as selected others.
Exhibition in the Sala Sansoviniana
Sale monumentali della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Venice (21 April–19 May 2016)
This exhibition (along with its accompanying catalogue) aims to offer a broad representation of Renaissance Aristotelianism, paying particular attention to the role Venice played in the dissemination of this powerful current of thought. Chronologically it starts with the rich collection of manuscripts of the humanist and Greek émigré Basilios Bessarion (†1472), which formed the first nucleus of the Marciana Library in Venice. It then takes into consideration the diffusion of Aristotle’s works through the art of print until the end of the sixteenth century. As one of the great capitals of the European printing industry, Venice played a preeminent role in this phenomenon.