Celebrations on the Fifth Centenary of the death of Pellegrino Prisciani

From court to world: the encyclopaedia method of Pellegrino Prisciani, humanist and Este officer.

Modena, MO, Italia

From 26/10/2018 to 31/12/2018, Modena e Bologna

Pellegrino Prisciani, eminent and multi-talented humanist who lived at the Este court in the 15th and 16th centuries, has left important work testifying to his extraordinary passion for the study of a range of subjects from institutional history to judicial order, classical to Jewish culture, astronomy to astrology and encompassing cartographic representation and promoting the use of figurative art in an educational and awareness raising way. The celebrations include a historical document exhibition set up at the Modena State Archive and two conferences to be held in Modena and Bologna respectively on 27th October and 8th November 2018. The inauguration of the exhibition will also feature a special postmark made by Poste Italiane.


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