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Thu Mar 2, 2017

Film: Bella e Perduta (2015)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Thursday, March 2 at 7pm at the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

While filming a documentary on Tommasso Cestrone, the volunteer steward of a dilapidated palace in Castera, director Pietro Marcello hoped to bring attention to labor and, broadly, the effects of austerity and crime syndicates on the Italian countryside and its ecologies. When Cestrone passed away during filming, Marcello continued the documentary by shifting its narrative directly into the fabulist realm, complete with a narrating buffalo named Sarciapone and a Puncinella character rising from Mt. Vesuvius to travel with Sarciapone throughout Italy. After that lane change to a cottony road movie, the hybrid film ruminates on nature’s tenderness, Italy’s calmative ruralities, and the mortality of all beasts of burden, be they human or buffalo.

Co-presented by Nanovic Institute of European Studies. Introduced by Alberto LoPinto (PhD candidate, Notre Dame). Tickets may be reserved here.

Posted In: Arts

Wed Mar 8, 2017

Coffee Hour: Festa delle Donna e Giochi

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Decio Commons

Italian Coffee Hour: Festa delle Donna e Giochi

Wednesday March 8 at 4:30pm in Decio Commons

Please feel free to join us for an hour of caffè e conversazione where you are welcome to meet and practice your Italian with members of the Italian Program, students of Italian, Italophones, Italophiles, and people with an appreciation for things Italian. 

Posted In: Arts and Workshops

Sat Mar 11, 2017

Met Opera: Live in HD: "La Traviata" - Giuseppe Verdi

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo. Thomas Hampson sings one of his most acclaimed Met roles as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Decker’s staging conducted by San Francisco Opera music director Nicola Luisotti.

Posted In: Arts

Thu Mar 16, 2017

OVI Videoconference Seminar: "Lo spazio delle parole del TLIO" (A Spatial Analysis of TLIO Words) - Mariafrancesca Giuliani

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

Mariafrancesca Giuliani: "Lo spazio delle parole del TLIO" (A Spatial Analysis of TLIO Words)

This is the third 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.

Posted In: Seminars and Workshops

Wed Mar 22, 2017

Lecture: "Rome: Two Thousand Years of History in Pictures" - Part 1 - Christian Moevs (Notre Dame)

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

This illustrated lecture is the first 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 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.

Posted In: Seminars and Workshops

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