After Leonardo

4 March 2019

Saturday, December 14th, at 6:00 pm / Conference Room of the Cultural Center of Casa Maccari, Gradisca d’Isonzo

Presentation of the volume of essays «The sound of murmuring carmas. Magic and science in the pre-modern epic “by Tancredi Artico (Seal of Excellence Fellow, University of Padua).
The volume of essays offers a careful investigation of the theme of magic in the epic genre of early modernity, between the Orlando furioso and the mid-seventeenth century. Between these two extremes, in the true moment of construction of modern scientific paradigms, deep counter-thrusts are still being stirred to the dominant system of knowledge: magic, arcane art par excellence, becomes the antagonist of rationality, marking a conflict – already sensed by Leonardo – full of consequences for Western thought.
The event will also host the presentation of the online edition of the Celestial Ulysses (1657) by Giovanni Ventimiglia, an avant-garde scientific poem on lunar flights.

(project funded by the FVG Region in the Humanistic Dissemination activities)





Our research and humanistic dissemination projects come from the other side of the Mediterranean, to the Italian Cultural Institute of Cairo!
Tancredi Artico talks about it in a rich session of the conference “The Silk Road from (and towards) the Mediterranean”, organized by the kind colleagues of Helwan University and of the University for Foreigners of Siena (with the support of the Farnesina!)
We are happy to carry out some research made in #RegioneFVG up to the pyramids: we have benefited from the funds for Humanistic Dissemination provided by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.

Official poster of the event: