22.11.2022, 10:30-The cosmos of knowledge – Listening, writing and reading Humansitica in the monasteries of the late Middle Ages and the early modern age
Cycle of seminars “Modern and Contemporary History” / Seminar cycle “Literature and texts-modern and contemporary history”
Conference room on the third floor, building D3
As part of important theological discussions, in 1403 Rosenheim and Seyringer left the University of Vienna and came to Subiaco; and there begins a century of high density of transmission of monastic and humanistic knowledge.
1) Thinktank at the Councils of Constance (1414-1418) and of Basel-Ferrara-Florence (1431-1449).
2) New ideas – new media – Printed books between Subiaco and Melk. In 1471 the monks of Melk and Subiaco discuss the advantages of printed books; special liturgical books. Laurencius points out that in Subiaco there are both devices and those who know how to use them.
3) Monastic – Humanistic – Political interests walk together. In the catalog of the Melk Monastery of 1517 we can take a very close look at the cosmos of knowledge; edged and determined by the monastic reading on the one hand, by the humanistic interests caused by the network between the monastery and the university on the other.
University of Vienna
University of Salerno