Thursday 16 November
First meeting 4.30 p.m.
Second meeting 6.00 pm
On the occasion of the exhibition Nicolò Manucci the Marco Polo of India, two meetings to explore the incredible story of the Venetian traveller.
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Art and court life in India at the time of Manucci
with Laura Parodi
Laura ParodiProfessor of Islamic Art (and English for Communication) at the University of Genoa, formerly Research Associate at Harvard, she has taught courses and seminars at various universities, including Oxford, MIT, University College Dublin. Author of numerous essays on Mughal art and architecture, she was also one of the curators of a European Science Foundation project on comparative Oriental codicology at the University of Hamburg. In addition to illustrated manuscripts, her area of specialisation is garden history.
6 pm - 7 pm
I libri indiani di Nicolò Manucci
with Pietro Falchetta
Degree in Literature (Ca' Foscari University Venice), diploma from the three-year School of Specialisation in Neo-Latin Philology (Ca' Foscari University Venice). Former curator of the Marciana Library's cartographic collections. Author of monographs and numerous essays on medieval and Renaissance cartography, the history of medieval navigation and travel, especially with the edition of Nicolò Manucci's Storia del Mogol.