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What’s New about Italian Civic Religion? The Politics of Memory and Ambrosian Tradition in Medieval Milan

Mar 2, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Patrick Boucheron (Professor, Collège de France) discusses his ongoing research on a political history of the commemoration of Ambrose, bishop and patron saint of the city of Milan. This history not only collects available and disputed recollections of the saint, but also attempts to grasp the manner in which memory is attached to place: topographical sites, but also liturgical and textual realms of memory, which all link the memory to an “authorized” version of the past. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies.

Advance registration not required. No fee. Limited seating.

Funding for CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholars is provided by the Humanities Division, UCLA College of Letters and Sciences, and the Armand Hammer Endowment for the UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies.


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