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Thu Apr 6, 2017

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

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.

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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.

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Thu Apr 27, 2017

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’ ”

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