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Mon, May 06, 2024

18:00 – 19:30

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italy

Research Itineraries. (Event open to NYU Florence community-only)


Mahnaz Yousefzadeh, Professor of Global Liberal Studies NYU

The lecture addresses the journeys of an Early Modern Papal envoy, known as Vecchietti the Persian in Florence, and the Florentine Vecchietti in Persia, on his quest for poetic and biblical manuscripts in Persia, Hormuz and Emperor Akbar’s Court. At the same time, the lecture will address the course of the research and scholarship and experimentation which emerged out of a curriculum development project at NYU Florence.

You are also invited to the La Pietra Players theatrical performance on
Tuesday, 7 May, at 6:30 pm, the Limonaia