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Isola della Scala, From Music to Science, Three Encounters Celebrating the Feminine World

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Three meetings to talk about the world of women in science, art and society. This is organized by the Commission for Equal Opportunities of Isola della Scala, in collaboration with the municipal administration, between the months of March and April to celebrate on March 8, International Women’s Day.

The first is scheduled for Friday 10 March at 20.45 in Auditorium Santa Maria Maddalena: an evening of observations and readings entitled “Women’s presence within the sound in music”. The initiative is being promoted in collaboration with the University of Leisure, led by Mayor Juliana Lowately. The protagonists of the evening will be the works of some of the female composers who over the centuries, from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, have defied social conventions and expressed themselves through music: from Clara Wieck Schumann to Fanny Mendelssohn, passing by Cecile Chaminade, Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini. During the event, some diary pages written by the composers themselves will also be read.

The next day, Saturday 11 at 10 in Aula Magna of the Bolisani Institute, science communicator, author and journalist Federico Taddia will talk about a friend, one of the most emblematic figures in Italian science: the astrophysicist Margherita Hack (pictured), who disappeared in 2013. Taddia writes, Four Hands with Hack, some books, including Why Don’t the Stars Fall on Our Heads? and “Born in via delle Cento Stelle”, which will be discussed during the meeting that is organized in cooperation with the Institute and is open to all.

Finally, a deadline has been set for the evening of April 19 when Paolo Crypt – psychiatrist, sociologist, educator, essayist and commentator – will arrive in Isola della Scala to explore the theme of respect in family, society and school.

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