The Wine Porters of Northern Italy

Searching for the Lost Memory of a Metier and its Patron Saint, 1200-1900

Presented by Lester K. Little

Dwight W. Morrow Professor Emeritus of History and a senior fellow of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute at Smith College

ACMRS Scholar Series Lecture

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 2:00-3:00pm
Lattie F. Coor Hall, Room 4403 | ASU Tempe Campus
Free and open to the public
Parking is available in Lot 20 (pay per space) for $3/hour

Eventbrite - The Wine Porters of Northern Italy

How a chance encounter with an unfamiliar Italian word led to uncovering the identity and history of a forgotten trade that had involved tens of thousands of workers and flourished in northern Italian cities for six centuries.

Lester K. Little is Dwight W. Morrow Professor Emeritus of History and a senior fellow of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute at Smith College. He is a former director of the American Academy in Rome, a past president of the Medieval Academy of America, and also a past president of the International Union of Institutes of Archaeology, Art History and History in Rome. From 2000 to 2005 he served on the board of directors of the Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange between Italy and the United States.