Date(s) - 08/12/2014
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Room 2.39, 50 George Square
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.