Early modern Europe develops its vernacular national literatures through a process of acquisition and translation: the emergence of the standard modern languages entails a competition with the dominant Latin culture, which remains the prevalent medium for the language of science, theology and philology until at least the eighteenth century. In this process, translation plays a very special role: in a number of significant instances we can read, in the widely disseminated process of translation, a policy of acquisition of classical – and by definition authoritative – texts that contribute to the building of an intellectual library for the emerging nation. At the same time, the transmission of ideas and texts across Europe constructed a diasporic and transnational culture: the emerging vernacular cultures acquired not only the classical Latin models, incorporating them in their own intellectual libraries, but turned their attention also to contemporary, or near-contemporary, vernacular texts, conferring them, through the act of translation, the status of classics.
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Università di Genova
Queen Mary, University of London
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Palazzo del Bo, Sala dell'Archivio Antico (via VIII Febbraio, 2)
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Accademia Galileiana, Sala del Guariento (via Accademia, 7)
Thursday, 4 May 2017
Accademia Galileiana, Sala del Guariento (via Accademia, 7)
Acquisition through translation:
the rise of the vernaculars in early modern Europe
Padova, 2-4 May 2017
'Fair Padua, nursery of Arts':
Shakespeare and Padova
Università degli Studi di Padova, Archivio Antico, 9-10 June 2016
In this section you will find information about how to get to Padova and what to do once you are here.Getting to Padova
Venezia – Marco Polo is the closest and the most convenient.
There is a shuttle service going to Padova every hour (generally at 40 past of every hour, sometimes at past 10): view bus timetable
The coach will leave you at Piazzale Boschetti, Padova's main coach station (see below): the city centre is within walking distance and taxis are generally available there.
If you choose to go to Padova by taxi the fee will between 80 and 90 euros.
If you want to book your taxi in advance:
Cooperativa Artigiana Radiotaxi – Venezia e Mestre
Info e reservations office at the Airport: call 0039 041 5416363
Radiotaxi 24h/24h (from 22 to 7 with automatic service): call 0039 041 5952080
If you are willing to share a taxi and book it in advance, there is a service to and from all airports called AIRSERVICE: you need to book at least 24 hours in advance (online at www.airservicepadova.it , or by phone, +39 049 8704425), but it is very good value for money and the rates go down as the number of passengers goes up (so the more, the merrier!).
Treviso Airport is also close and convenient.
There is a shuttle service to Padova every half hour or so just outside the airport: the bus stop is on the main road, as you exit the building you'll have to cross the road. The bus runs only until 20.27 in the evening, so if you have a late flight the only way to get to Padova will be the taxi and that will cost approximately 70 euros.
If you are willing to share a taxi and book it in advance, there is a service to and from all airports called AIRSERVICE (see above).
Milano - Linate Airport: it will take you at between 3 and 4 hours to get to Padova from Linate.
From Linate airport you can reach Milano city centre by bus (n. 73) and the main railway station (Stazione Centrale) by coach (click here for more info). From Stazione Centrale you can catch a train to Padova: the journey is approximately two hours long, there are trains at least every hour, from 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
AIRSERVICE (see above) is also available from Milano's airports but it is of course more expensive. Click here to check the rates.
Padova's train station is connected with most Italian cities.
To check timetables and fares and to book online:
The conference site is about 15 minutes' walk from the railway station. If you don't want to walk, the easiest way to reach the city centre from the station is the TRAM: the stop is just outside the station. You can also catch a regular bus, there are many leaving from the square in front of the station. Taxis stop just outside the station, on your left as you exit the building from the main set of doors.
All coaches arrive at Piazzale Boschetti which is very close to the city centre.
The conference sites are about ten minutes' walk from the coach station.
For a map of the surroundings of Piazzale Boschetti click here.
The motorway exit we recommend is Padova Est.
From there, follow the signs for the city centre (centro città).
Please notice that you cannot enter the historic city centre by car: electronic devices are placed on the main accesses to the walled city and fines can be very high (approximately 80 euros).
Note that the railway and coach stations are just outside the city centre, and there are ample parking spaces nearby.
If you click here you'll find a map of the main parking lots:
Park Sarpi is the nearest to the conference venue but it's open only on working days.
Park Valeri is also quite close and it's open on Saturday and Sunday too.
We can recommend the following hotels:
Very close to the conference location (5 minutes' walk):
Main attractions are also located close to the conference venue, in the city centre, which is absolutely walkable.
Bikes are very popular in Padova and they are the students' favourite means of transportation. If you are interested in renting a bike you can do that in the square in front of the railway station. Rates are very reasonable. For information call 049 8759608.
The tram is the quickest way to get from the north to the south of the city.
Timetable and map of tram and bus routes
If you need a taxi:
Radio Taxi Padova
+39 049 651333 24/24