Cancelleresca Calligraphy Workshop: Learning Italian Cursive

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Cancelleresca Calligraphy Workshop: Learning Italian Cursive

Amanuenses from the Scriptorium Foroiuliense in San Daniele (Italy) teach the secrets of the centuries-old tradition of Cancelleresca.

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John M. Kelly Library (University of St. Michael's College) 113 Saint Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3C2 Canada

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From the 19th to the 21st of October, 2022, for the International Week of Italian Language and Culture, the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with St. Michael’s College and the Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto will present a series of events to celebrate La Operina (1522), the first manual on humanistic cursive in the year of its 500th anniversary.

On October 20th, in a three-hour workshop, calligraphers from the Scriptorium Foroiuliense in San Daniele (Italy), who specialized in Medieval historical scripts, will teach the secrets of the centuries-old tradition of Cancelleresca handwriting, the Papal Chancery script now usually called humanistic cursive or italic.

Quill, ink, and paper will be provided. Join us to experience firsthand the painstaking work of an Italian scribe.

The event is presented by:

Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto

St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto

Massey College, Toronto

Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto, for the International Week of Italian Language and Culture

City of San Daniele del Friuli (Italy)

Scriptorium Foroiuliense, San Daniele (Italy)

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