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The conference will take place in Carrara, Michelangelo’s town, among the sculptures and art works preserved in the Accademia of Belle Arti di Carrara

Scholars will talk about Mary Shelley and Italy, her eyes and those of English travellers on the Risorgimento, her friends: from the radical Lady Mountcashell to Lord Byron and his daughter Ada. Who were her readers in 1818 ? Who was Elizabeth Lavenza? And then, the Northern part of Tuscany: Mary Shelley and her love for Geology, marble and the other stones.