Scottish Dante in Florence

Date(s) - 08/12/2014
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Room 2.39, 50 George Square

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Mrs Macleod Imagines the Divine Comedy: A Scottish Dante Collection in 19th-Century Florence

Professor Nicholas Havely University of York

“A large collection of illustrations for the Divine Comedy was created by a Scottish family – the Macleods of Cadboll – mostly during the 1840s in Florence. This is now in 5 volumes at the National Library of Scotland, and the discussion draws upon it, on the family archives (now in Inverness) and on the context of expatriate culture in 19th-c. Florence. The topic forms part of a chapter in Dante’s British Public: Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present by N.R. Havely (Oxford, OUP), published earlier this year​”

Seminar will be held at 4pm in room 2.39, 50 George Square.