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Art and History

Dante’s Blood by Anne Leone

As part of the fourth edition of The Three Crowns: Texts and Contexts of Medieval Italy series, the Center for Italian Studies is delighted to host a presentation featuring Anne...

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Law and Politics

Law and Mimesis in Boccaccio’s Decameron by Justin Steinberg

As part of the fourth edition of The Three Crowns: Texts and Contexts of Medieval Italy series, the Center for Italian Studies is delighted to host a lunchtime book presentation...

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Art and History

Leonardo da Vinci’s Way of Seeing Water: Wetlands, Mapping, and the Art of Painting

Leonardo da Vinci’s close observation of water is well known as is his unparalleled draftsmanship in rendering water eddies, turns, swirls, and flows. In this lecture, Professor...

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Art and History

“Bound up with love …” : The extraordinary legacy of Father John Zahm’s Dante Collection

In 2021, the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, we celebrated the legacy of the Zahm Dante Collection and the remarkable accumulation of rare Italian material...

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Art and History

Renaissance Dante in Print (1472-1629)

This exhibition presents Renaissance editions of Dante’s Divine Comedy from the John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Dante Collection at the University of Notre Dame, together with...

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Art and History

William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature

In collaboration with the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, the Devers Program initiated a series dedicated to the publication of the most significant current...

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Art and History

OVI-UND Seminar Series: Linguistic, Philological, and Literary Developments in the Italian Middle Ages

Each Spring semester since 2016, in partnership with the Opera del Vocabolario Italiano, the Center for Italian Studies sponsors a series of video conference seminars conducted...

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Art and History

The Italian Research Seminar

The Italian Research Seminar, a core event of the Center for Italian Studies, aims to provide a regular forum for faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and colleagues...

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Religion and Philosophy

Voices on Dante’s “Purgatorio”. Canti 15-21. Love in Purgatory

This is the third session in the Voices on Dante’s Purgatorio 2022-23 series of five to assess and discuss the individual cantos of Dante’s Purgatorio. Click here for more...

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Art and History

The Literary Canon of Early Venetian Humanism (1374-1446) between the Classics and the Moderns

In the first half of the fourteenth century, the Veneto region played a pivotal role in the early developments of Italian Humanism. In this same period, cities such as Padova and...

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Art and History

Deadly Letters: Plague, Banditry, and Heresy in Early Modern Mail

The Center for Italian Studies is pleased to host a lecture by Professor Rachel Midura of Virginia Tech University titled “Deadly Letters: Plague, Banditry, and Heresy in Early...

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Art and History

Italian Research Seminar: Jessica L. Harris (St. John’s University): ‘Permettereste a vostro figlio di sposare Lola?’: Latent Fascism, American Culture, and Blackness in Postwar Italy

The end of the Second World War marked a new beginning for Italy as the country sought to transition from Fascism to a modern, industrialized Republic, distancing itself from the...

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