Federico Gallo Lecture #2


Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

History of Libraries Lecture Series

Father Federico Gallo, Director of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Milan), is an archivist and member of the Ambrosiana’s College of Doctors, as well as Director of the Program in Greek and Latin Studies at the Accademia Ambrosiana. He will visit Notre Dame in January 2015 and deliver three public lectures (January 15, 21, and 28) on the history of several major Italian medieval library collections. His visit is sponsored by the Ph.D. in Literature Program, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the Medieval Institute.

Light refreshments will accompany the first two lectures, with a concluding reception following the final lecture.

Libraries Into the Library: Ecclesiastical Libraries in Italy and Their Collections
January 15, Lecture 1: “A Short History of Ecclesiastical Libraries in Italy”
January 21, Lecture 2: “History of the Collections of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan”
January 28, Lecture 3: “The Collection of Francesco Ciceri (1521-96) in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana: Research in Progress”