The Volta Celebrations
The Group is currently heavily involved in the Celebrations of the Bicentenary of the invention of the battery (1799-1999) by Alessandro Volta, professor at Pavia University for over forty years from 1778. Group members are taking part in, or running national, regional, local and university committees. All sorts of activities have been organised or are underway. Finance has been provided by Pavia University, the Region of Lombardy, the Assessorato alla Cultura, and the Ministry for Cultural Heritage.
Among the various projects (see : www.cilea.it/volta99) of particular importance is the digitalisation of Volta's complete works.