Denver Students Visit Naples to Examine Franklin-Filangieri Correspondence

Jun 18, 2022 227

On June 16, law students and professors from the University of Denver visited the Museo Civico Filangieri in Naples to examine the letters exchanged between the Neapolitan Enlightenment philosopher Gaetano Filangieri and the United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

Karen Schinnerer, Press and Culture Secretary at the US Consulate General in Naples, and Professor Antonio Giordano, member of the Board of Directors of the National Italian American Foundation, also took part in the visit, along with law students and professors from the University of Naples Federico II. But how did that correspondence start and why is it still of interest 240 years after its beginning?

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SOURCE: https://lavocedinewyork.com

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