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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.

Posted In: Seminars and Workshops

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

RSVP

Posted In: Arts and Lectures

Concert: Live City Blues

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

You are invited to an evening of live music provided by Live City Blues, Sandro Fiume and Daniele Chiaramida, who will play songs in all Romance Languages on acoustic and electric guitar.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Notre Dame Spanish Club and the Morris Inn. This event is part of the Romance Languages International Week

Posted In: Arts

Fri Apr 7, 2017

Italian Concert: "Voci italiane - Singing the History of Italy"

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

A live concert of Italian music -- jazz, rock, pop, opera and romantic -- from the 1950s to today. Come and sing along!

The concert is free but ticketed. Contact the box office at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (574) 631- 2800 to reserve yours.

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

Mon Apr 17, 2017

Concert: Art at its Highest and Nature at its Purest Are One

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Potawatomi Conservatories

Concert of Early Music

Monday April 17 at 7:30pm in the Potawatomi Conservatories

This concert of early music will feature works by Monteverdi, Purcell, Hildegard von Bingen, Handel and Luzzaschi. Admission by free will donation.

Musicians include Gabriela Solis, Victoria Fraser, Joshua Boggs and Isabella Burns.…

Posted In: Arts

Thu Apr 20, 2017

Gamma Kappa Alpha Honors Society Convocation

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

Please join us to honor these seniors and their outstanding achievements in the study of Italian language, literature and culture.

Posted In: Arts and Lectures

Mon Apr 24, 2017

Workshop: Theatre and Politics in the Early Modern Age

10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Center for Digital Scholarship and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

Theatre and Politics in the Early Modern Age

Monday April 24 from 10:30am to 6pm in the Center for Digital Scholarship and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

Please join us for an international workshop organized by Francesco Cotticelli, resident Distinguished Visiting Italian Fulbright Scholar and Professor of Theatre Studies at Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli.

Session I: 10:30am-12:50pm, Center for Digital Scholarship

1-2pm: Lunch (buffet for speakers and participants)

Session II: 2:50pm-6:00pm, Rare Books and Special Collections, Room 103

The workshop is free but we request that you kindly RSVP using this form.

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the Department of Film, Television and Theatre.

Posted In: Conferences and Workshops

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

Research Seminar: “Living on borders: Cityscapes in transformation in Italian literature and cinema of the ‘Economic Miracle’ ” - Alberto LoPinto (Notre Dame)

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

The Italian Research Seminar

Alberto LoPinto (Notre Dame) - “Living on borders: Cityscapes in transformation in Italian literature and cinema of the ‘Economic Miracle’ ”

Posted In: Lectures and Seminars

Fri Apr 28, 2017

Teleconference: Re-reading Dante's Vita nova: Chapters 1-4

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room 121 of the Information Technology Center

"Re-reading Dante’s Vita nova" is a collaborative research project involving researchers from University College London, the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, the University of Leeds, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Oxford, the University of Reading, and the University of Warwick. Each event will focus on a different section of Dante’s Vita nova, its contexts, and its implications. Lectures are live streamed and discussions are faciliated via teleconference. The first event, on Chapters 1-4, will take place in Leeds on Friday April 28 at 2pm (GMT). Scholars from Notre Dame are invited to participate via teleconference at 9am (EST) in Room 121 of the Information Technology Center.

Posted In: Seminars and Workshops