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2021 Midsummer Musings

Posted on: Jun 17, 2021

On behalf of LdM faculty and staff, we invite you to participate in LdM’s 2021 Midsummer Musings, a NEW initiative designed specifically for LdM Affiliate Partners!

For four afternoons in June, our dedicated professors will celebrate our global connectedness by introducing curious colleagues to gems of Italian culture. Attendees will engage with LdM faculty who are eager to meet you and passionate about engaging in informal dialogue that enables them to share insight on topics such as Italian history, art, restoration, and kitchen sustainability.

Join us June 22, 23, 25 and 29 via Zoom. To save your virtual seat, please review the Midsummer Musings schedule below and register HERE. We encourage you to extend this special invitation to faculty and staff at your institution, and we look forward to musing with you next week!



Tuesday, June 22
12:00-12:30 PM CDT (7:00-7:30 PM CEST)

The Black Death Pandemic: from havoc to rebirth. The teachings of history for contemporary age challenges with Cecilia Bergonzini, LdM Professor, Department of History

Wednesday, June 23
12:30-2:00 PM CDT (7:30-9:00 PM CEST)


Sustainability in the Kitchen: Homemade Pasta with Prawn Heads
with Giulio Capotondo, LdM Supervisor of the Departments of Italian Gastronomy & Culture and Nutrition

Note: This is a hands-on celebration of Italian cuisine. Join us from your home kitchen, and get ready to cook along with Chef Giulio. Your palate will thank you…as will your family and friends!

Friday, June 25
12:00-12:45 PM CDT (7:00-7:45 PM CEST)

Statues of Piazza della Signoria: Political & Economic Causes of the Renaissance
with Elisa Gradi, LdM Supervisor of the Department of Art History

Tuesday, June 29
11:00-11:30 AM CDT (6:00-6:30 PM CEST)

Gold Leaf in Historical Florentine Painting: A Live Demonstration of Ancient Gilding Technique
with Gregory Burney, LdM Supervisor of the Departments of Painting, Drawing, & Mixed Media and Restoration