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Thu Mar 23, 2017

OVI Videoconference Seminar: "Verso un atlante grammaticale della lingua italiana delle origini" (Towards a Grammatical Atlas of Early Italian) - Marcello Barbato

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Information Technology Center, Room 121

University of Notre Dame & Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) Videoconference Seminars – Spring 2017

Thursday March 23 from 10-11:30am in Room 121, ITC, Notre Dame (16:00-17:30 at Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway)

Marcello Barbato - "Verso un atlante grammaticale della lingua italiana delle origini" (Towards a Grammatical Atlas of Early Italian)

This is the fourth seminar in a series, hosted by Italian Studies at Notre Dame in partnership with the CNR Institute Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI), which examines a wide range of topics related to early Italian studies, including: Dante's Commedia, the geographical representation of linguistic data, and the production and circulation of manuscripts in Tuscany in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Further information about the seminar series may be found here.

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Inaugural Albert J. and Helen M. Ravarino Lecture: Lino Pertile (Harvard) - "Uses and Abuses of Intelligence from Dante to Machiavelli"

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jordan Hall of Science, Room 101

Lino Pertile, Carl A. Pescosolido Research Professor, Department of Romance Languages (Harvard) will present his lecture "Uses and Abuses of Intelligence from Dante to Machiavelli"

The lecture will be introduced by John McGreevy, I. A. O'Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, and will also feature Zyg Barański, Notre Dame Professor of Dante and Italian Studies

The lecture is open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

Posted In: Lectures

Wed Mar 29, 2017

Lecture: "Rome: Two Thousand Years of History in Pictures" - Part 2 - Christian Moevs (Notre Dame)

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
140 DeBartolo Hall

This illustrated lecture is the second of two lectures delivered by Christian Moevs (Notre Dame) on the history of Rome as part of the Pre-Study Abroad course. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Posted In: Lectures and Rome

Thu Apr 6, 2017

OVI Videoconference Seminar: "La cultura volgare nei conventi fiorentini tra Tre e Quattrocento" (Vernacular Culture in Florentine Convents between the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries) - Giulio Vaccaro

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Information Technology Center, Room 121

University of Notre Dame & Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) Videoconference Seminars – Spring 2017

Thursday April 6 from 10-11:30am in Room 121, ITC, Notre Dame (16:00-17:30 at Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway)

Giulio Vaccaro: "La cultura volgare nei conventi fiorentini tra Tre e Quattrocento" (Vernacular Culture in Florentine Convents between the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries)

This is the fifth seminar in a series, hosted by Italian Studies at Notre Dame in partnership with the CNR Institute Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI), which examines a wide range of topics related to early Italian studies, including: Dante's Commedia, the geographical representation of linguistic data, and the production and circulation of manuscripts in Tuscany in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Further information about the seminar series may be found here.

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Launch: Christopher G. Wagstaff Film Collection

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scholars Lounge, Hesburgh Library

The Christopher G. Wagstaff Italian Film Collection will be formally incorporated into the Hesburgh Libraries’ Collections on Thursday, 6 April 2017. The centerpiece of the event is a short talk by Professor Chris Wagstaff, formerly of the University of Reading in the UK, whose kind donation of his film collection has substantially enriched Notre Dame’s Italian film holdings. As a result, the Hesburgh Libraries will house one of the foremost international collections of Italian films.

Presentations by Chris Wagstaff (Reading), Zyg Barański (Notre Dame-Cambridge), Tracy Bergstrom (Notre Dame) and Brendan Hennessey (SUNY Binghamton)

Reception to follow

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Posted In: Arts and Lectures

Fri Apr 7, 2017

Italian Concert

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Decio Theater, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Join us for an evening of live performances and sing a longs, organized by students and faculty in the Italian Program. With you we will explore the culture and history of Italy through its music. 

This event is part of the Romance Languages International Week.

Posted In: Arts

Sun Apr 9, 2017

Lecture: “Genesis, Events, and Incidents of Raphael’s Preparatory Cartoon of the School of Athens” - Alberto Rocca (Director of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum

Rev. Dr. Alberto Rocca, the director of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan, will deliver a public lecture, “Genesis, Events, and Incidents of Raphael’s Preparatory Cartoon of the School of Athens,” featuring the historic conservation treatment this drawing is currently undergoing. Remarkable for its sheer size -- it measures 26 x 9 feet -- and age, Raphael’s drawing for one of the western world’s most recognized masterpieces was made around 1508 to transfer the design to the wall.

Free and open to the public.

Posted In: Arts and Lectures

Tue Apr 11, 2017

Lecture: “The Cultural Project of Federico Borromeo” - Alberto Rocca (Pinacoteca Ambrosiana)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Medieval Institute Reading Room (Hesburgh Library 715)

Rev. Dr. Alberto Rocca, the director of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan, will present “The Cultural Project of Federico Borromeo” followed by a reception. Cardinal Borromeo, the founder of the Biblioteca and Pinacoteca (art gallery) Ambrosiana, conceived of these complementary institutions as a model fine arts academy where science, literature, and Catholic doctrine combined to inform young artists in their mission to produce a new religious art for the Church following the Council of Trent.

Sponsored by the Medieval Institute and the Snite Museum. Visit sniteartmuseum.nd.edu and medieval.nd.edu for details.

Reception to follow.

Posted In: Lectures

Thu Apr 13, 2017

Research Seminar: "Visualizing Fascism" - Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

The Italian Research Seminar

Ruth Ben-Ghiat (New York University) - "Visualizing Fascism"

Ruth Ben-Ghiat is Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University and a cultural critic who has been the recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other fellowships. She writes and speaks frequently on fascism, war, Donald Trump, and the politics of images. Her latest book is the award-winning Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema (Indiana, 2015). Ben-Ghiat also writes frequently for the media. She covered the 2016 Presidential election for CNN.com, and continues to write about Trump's America.

Posted In: Lectures and Seminars

Thu Apr 27, 2017

OVI Videoconference Seminar: "Variazioni testuali in un manoscritto senese del Tesoro volgare (Laur. Pl. XLII 22)" (Textual Variants of the Tesoro volgare in a Sienese Manuscript (Laur. Pl. XLII 22)) - Paolo Squillacioti

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Information Technology Center, Room 121

University of Notre Dame & Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) Videoconference Seminars – Spring 2017

Thursday April 27 from 10-11:30am in Room 121, ITC, Notre Dame (16:00-17:30 at Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway)

Paolo Squillacioti: "Variazioni testuali in un manoscritto senese del Tesoro volgare (Laur. Pl. XLII 22)" (Textual Variants of the Tesoro volgare in a Sienese Manuscript (Laur. Pl. XLII 22))

This is the sixth and final seminar in the series, hosted by Italian Studies at Notre Dame in partnership with the CNR Institute Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI), which examines a wide range of topics related to early Italian studies, including: Dante's Commedia, the geographical representation of linguistic data, and the production and circulation of manuscripts in Tuscany in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Further information about the seminar series may be found here.

Posted In: Seminars and Workshops