Event

Apr 10, 2019
Leonardo da Vinci. An Inquisitive Man: Technologist, Scientist, and Artist

In 2019 the world commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci—the Renaissance man par excellence. The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) aDeptRenn_Project_Leonardo da Vinci 2019_Framednd the Italian Embassy in Berlin invite you to a one-day celebration on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in which world leading experts will present the different facets of Leonardo’s insatiable curiosity, spanning from technology to science and to art.


The MPIWG—itself celebrating the 25th anniversary since its foundation in 1994 as a center for the history of Renaissance—will open its doors at 14:00. In the evening the Italian Embassy will host the second part of the celebration, followed by a dinner reception.


The event, one of the more than 150 events planned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, is part of the Italian calendar of celebrations, mainly centered in Florence and Milan, where Leonardo spent the greatest part of his life. Moreover, it constitutes the launch of the exhibition “Leonardo’s Intellectual Cosmos—His Reconstructed Library” that the MPIWG is organizing in Berlin in 2020, together with the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and the Museo Galileo in Florence.

The Leonardo da Vinci symposium will take place in English.

Contact and Registration

The Leonardo da Vinci event is open to the public. Please register on Eventbrite by March 29, 2019. Feel free to contact Mona Friedrich if you have questions or require further information about the event.

Address

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Italian Embassy, Tiergartenstraße 22, 10785 Berlin

Photo Gallery

 

Program

14:00–14:10 Welcome

Jürgen Renn (Director, MPIWG)

14:10–14:40 Leonardo’s Library

Carlo Vecce (Professor of Italian Literature, University of Naples L‘Orientale)

14:40–15:10 Lost in the [Codex] Atlanticus? A Route to Firmer Ground

Paolo Galluzzi (Director, Museo Galileo, Florence and President, National Committee for the Leonardo Celebrations)

15:10–15:20 Music

15:20–15:50 “Because They Seeing See Not; And Hearing They Hear Not.” Leonardo & Forster Black Spot

Antonio Becchi (Visiting Scholar, MPIWG)

15:50–16:15 Coffee Break

16:15–16:20 Welcome Address

Michael Müller (Governing Mayor of Berlin)

16:20–16:35 Music/Film: "Spring 1994" by Montserrat de Pablo and Antonio Becchi

16:35–16:40 Welcome Address

Hermann Parzinger (President of the Prussian Heritage Foundation)

16:40–16:45 Leonardo in the Library

Barbara Schneider-Kempf (Director of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin)

16:45–17:15 Der Sturm als Phänomen und Metapher bei Leonardo und Poussin

Alessandro Nova (Director, Kunsthistorisches Institut Florenz)

17:15–17:45 Roundtable

Experts on Leonardo da Vinci and as a Foretaste of the Exhibition on Leonardo’s Library

17:45 Transfer to Italian Embassy

Bus Transport Provided

18:30 Embassy Doors Open

19:00–19:15 Opening Words

H.E. Luigi Mattiolo (Italian Ambassador to Germany)

19:15–19:45 Leonardo and His Books: Science and Technology

Carlo Vecce (Professor of Italian Literature, University of Naples L‘Orientale)

19:45–20:30 A Colloquium on Leonardo

Jürgen Renn in Dialogue with Paolo Galluzzi and Alessandro Nova

20:30 Reception Dinner

Until Approx. 22:30

 

Cooperation Partners

2019-04-10T14:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2019-04-10 14:00:00 2019-04-10 22:30:00 Leonardo da Vinci. An Inquisitive Man: Technologist, Scientist, and Artist In 2019 the world commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci—the Renaissance man par excellence. The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) and the Italian Embassy in Berlin invite you to a one-day celebration on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in which world leading experts will present the different facets of Leonardo’s insatiable curiosity, spanning from technology to science and to art. The MPIWG—itself celebrating the 25th anniversary since its foundation in 1994 as a center for the history of Renaissance—will open its doors at 14:00. In the evening the Italian Embassy will host the second part of the celebration, followed by a dinner reception. The event, one of the more than 150 events planned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, is part of the Italian calendar of celebrations, mainly centered in Florence and Milan, where Leonardo spent the greatest part of his life. Moreover, it constitutes the launch of the exhibition “Leonardo’s Intellectual Cosmos—His Reconstructed Library” that the MPIWG is organizing in Berlin in 2020, together with the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and the Museo Galileo in Florence. The Leonardo da Vinci symposium will take place in English. Contact and Registration The Leonardo da Vinci event is open to the public. Please register on Eventbrite by March 29, 2019. Feel free to contact Mona Friedrich if you have questions or require further information about the event. Address Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin Italian Embassy, Tiergartenstraße 22, 10785 Berlin MPIWG Jürgen RennMona Friedrich admin@example.com Europe/Berlin public