According to tradition, within the celebrations of the city’s patron saints, the Vola Alto association, the Ettore Palumbo Lyceum and the Società di Storia Patria para Puglia, part of the “Brindisi Virtual Library” of Ats, manager of the community library “Digital History Library”, they organize the IX edition of the “Medieval Festival”, a historical recreation that for years has attracted the attention of citizens and tourists. Also this year there will be medieval games, which will involve the little ones in the exploration of the city and time Playing with the Medieval, in real and virtual version, is a fantastic journey to medieval Brindisi that combines teaching with a playful component.
The “Giullari Senza Root” trio will bring guests into the enchanting world of jesters, engaging them in games and pranks. The reconstruction of the town of knowledge and flavors will allow you to immerse yourself in the past. A singular novelty this year is the presence of exceptional guides. Very young volunteers, in period costumes, will accompany the visitors, recounting the customs and customs of the Middle Ages and recalling the history of the characters who distinguished themselves in our city. The purpose of the Digital History Library is to initiate a process of historical study for children and adolescents, with the aim of giving life to a narrative created by and for students.
The conference will be marked by moments of more traditional scientific study. On September 3, the topics related to “Daily life in medieval courts” will be addressed by Dr. Luciana Petracca, professor of medieval history at the University of Salento, with interventions by Giuseppe Marella and Antonio Mario Caputo, from the National History Society. for Puglia.
The meeting will be anticipated by the welcoming greetings of the Mayor of Brindisi, ing. Riccardo Rossi, and the president of the Rotary Club Brindisi Appia Antica, dr. Cosimo Simone. The conference will have a maximum number of 25 participants, with reservation required on site.
www.hdlibrary.it, in possession of the Green Pass and in compliance with the social distancing rules provided by the current anti-covid-19 regulations.
On September 4 and 5, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., there will be animated visits to the “Book Experience”, a sensory journey from the origins of writing to the new frontiers of communication. The route, installed on the ground and first floors of the Casa del Turista, headquarters of the Digital Library of History, on the Lungomare Regina
Margherita, is a trip that aims to stimulate the knowledge of graphological materials and tools that preceded the appearance of the book and the printing press. Along with the purely museum part, with installations and films, there is a range of workshops that, for the occasion, will be illustrated to visitors by figures dressed in period clothing, who test the creation of cave paintings, engraved on tablets. Clay, gothic pen writing, paper sheet creation, movable type printing. The path continues in the Community Library on the first floor, with technological supports and book collections, to represent the present and the future of the book. The Digital Library of History is the community library of the city of Brindisi, available to schools, associations and innovative start-ups for workshops, events, educational activities, virtual reality experiences, application development and games with a historical theme.
Visits to the Book Experience will be organized, prior reservation on the website www.hdlibrary.it, for groups of up to twelve people, in possession of the Green Pass and in compliance with the social distancing rules provided by the current anti-covid. -19 regulations. In the days after the events, organized classes and groups will be able to book the Book Experience sensory route, including workshops, from the website www.hdlibrary.it
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