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The University of Padua over the centuries (1222-1600), curated by Piero Del Negro and Francesco Piovan. Covering the period between 1222 and 1600 with a collection of documents, introductions, and translations (when needed) that highlights the most prominent institutional aspects of the University’s history.
The University of Padua over the centuries (1806-2000), curated by Piero Del Negro and Francesco Piovan. Covering the period between 1806 and 2000 with a collection of documents, introductions, and translations (when needed) that highlights the most prominent institutional aspects of the University’s history.
"Fasciculo de Medicina in Volgare" presented by the History Centre of the University of Padua. Includes remarkable reproductions of woodcuts used in medieval printing processes that are stored at the University's History Centre, along with accompanying essays that reconstruct the traditions, history, and iconographic works of an early printed anatomy.
"La scienza nascosta nei luoghi di Padova" (The Science Hidden in Padua -Italian only) There are 33 hidden locations within Padua that are marked by science, and for which many are also marked by history and art. Places near and far, ancient and new. From the secrets of the historic Palazzo Bo, to modern innovative hubs driven in the fight against cancer, as well as places where new sources of clean and renewable energy are studied. These are the places and the tools used so we can learn all we can about our universe and ourselves. Because for eight centuries the profound vocation of Padua has been science, or rather, the pursuit of knowledge. The science hidden in Padua is a guide that compels you discover a city that continues to surprise and innovate.
A summary of the history of our University from its foundation to the early 2000s.
A very young apprentice arrives in Padua to meet Master Jan Stephan van Calcar, a pupil of Titian. A stunning task awaits him; he must complete the drawings for Andrea Vesalius, the scientist in the mist of writing a great anatomical dissertation. The young apprentice is superstitious and prefers to work with paintbrushes and colours, not with corpses. Over time, Vesalius explains the science behind these drawings but the boy remains concerned. A murder involving the family of a girl who is dear to the young apprentice remains unsolved, and it is Vesalius who solves the mystery!