European Researchers' Night 2020
Back to the past
Stories and paper characters
Friday 27 November 2020 at 6.00 p.m.
Online event open to the public
and available on Facebook @CNR.ISMed
For the European Researchers' Night 2020-MEETmeTONIGHT, ISMed offers a teaching experience in collaboration with the Historical Archive of the Banco di Napoli.
Helped by "the good presenter", an archivist from the world's largest banking archive, each researcher will tell a story taken from accounting papers, from which a protagonist of the past will "materialize", revealing facts and misdeeds of his time. Among the characters there will be an ancient employee of the Neapolitan public banks, one of the many Neapolitan women kidnapped by Turkish merchants and then freed thanks to the ransom payment, and a surgeon, the one who, during the Neapolitan plague of 1656, tried to heal the sick from the mortal disease.
By interweaving suggestively with the ancient calligraphies of the employees in charge of reporting, an immersive experience will come to life, revealing the presences, stories and voices preserved in the historical Archive of the Banco di Napoli.
Characters and interpreters:
The good anchorman, Andrea Zappulli
Researcher 1, Paola Avallone
The desk clerk
Researcher 2, Raffaella Salvemini
The freed slave
Researcher 3, Idamaria Fusco
The place from which the stories will be told
Museum of the Historical Archives of the Banco di Napoli
In collaboration with:
IlCartastorie - Museum of the Historical Archives of the Banco di Napoli
Paola Avallone (CNR-ISMed)
Sergio Riolo (IlCartastorie)
INFO AND CONTACTS:
Institute for Studies on the Mediterranean (CNR-ISMed)