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Film Screening and Discussion: "A Special Day: Scenes from Jewish Rome in 1938"

Join Italian Studies for the screening of A Special Day: Family Scenes in Jewish Rome before the Shoah (in Italian w/ English subtitles), to be followed by an open discussion in Italian with Claudio Della Seta, Silvia Haia Antonucci and Claudio Procaccia from the Jewish Community in Rome, and with Mrs. Mirella Fiorentini. In videoconference with the Rome Global Gateway. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 12:00 pm in 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall.

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Research Seminar: "The Role of Anglophone Culture in Primo Levi and His Times"

Valentina Geri, Ph.D. candidate in Italian Studies at Notre Dame, will examine the importance of Anglophone culture in Primo Levi's work, beginning from his English-Italian palindrome from the short story “Calore vorticoso” (Lilít) – "In arts it is repose to life: è filo teso per siti strani." Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5 pm in 102 Hesburgh Library (Rare Books and Special Collections).

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Brown Bag Lunch: "Archaeology as Service... in Calabria, Italy" with Prof. Meredith Chesson

What and whom can Archaeology serve? If archaeologists are so focused on the past, can they help people today and in the future? Join the Dept. of Anthropology to learn more about Meredith Chesson and her team's archaeological documentation of the built environment and material culture in the San Pasquale Valley. Friday, Dec 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 278 Corbett Family Hall.

1321-2021: Commemorating Dante at Notre Dame

1321-2021: Commemorating Dante at Notre Dame

In commemoration of the seven-hundredth anniversary of Dante's death in 2021, the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies and the Center for Italian Studies are organizing and sponsoring several special events. The Center also maintains a calendar of international events leading up to 2021.

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CFP: Laureatus in Urbe IV (Rome, 27-29 May 2020)

Author: Staff

The D.S.U. of the University of Roma Tre, in collaboration with the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway and Center for Italian Studies and the Centro Pio Rajna, is delighted to renew its annual seminar dedicated to Francesco Petrarca. Paper proposals, accompanied by a title, an abstract (max 750 characters) and a short bio-bibliographical profile (max 500 characters), should be sent to paolo.rigo@uniroma3.it by January 31, 2020. Materials should be sent together in a single pdf file, entitled “Surname_Title”; please send emails with the subject heading: “CFP Laureatus in Urbe.”

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Art historian researches the significance of long-lost Italian murals during yearlong fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study

Author: Brian Wallheimer

Much medieval Italian art from the 13th century is focused on Christianity — paintings and sculptures depicting Jesus, the Virgin Mary, saints, or other Biblical scenes. But murals that were hidden for hundreds of years under layers of whitewash at the Santi Quattro Coronati monastery in Rome are different — in addition to religious iconography, they also depict secular knowledge. Notre Dame art historian Marius Hauknes is fascinated by the significant shift implied by the newly discovered paintings, and he’s spending this year writing a book on the subject after winning a fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

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