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Fri Feb 2, 2018

Mediterranean Seminar

All Day
Oak Room (South Dining Hall)

The Mediterranean Seminar will take place February 2-3, 2018
in the Oak Room of South Dining Hall (Notre Dame).

Posted In: Seminars

Re-reading Dante's Vita nova: Chapters 13-18, teleconference

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 121, Information Technology Center

Re-reading Dante's Vita nova: Chapters 13-18, teleconference

"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. This event will be hosted at the University of Oxford, and the discussion will take place mostly in English. Notre Dame will participate via teleconference. Breakfast provided.

The full schedule of events may be found here.

Posted In: Dante Studies, Seminars, and Workshops

Sat Feb 3, 2018

Mediterranean Seminar

All Day
Oak Room (South Dining Hall)

The Mediterranean Seminar will take place February 2-3, 2018
in the Oak Room of South Dining Hall (Notre Dame).

Posted In: Seminars

Lucy K. Pick Lecture: "Memory, Gift, and Death in the Medieval Mediterranean"

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Oak Room (South Dining Hall)

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Lucy K. Pick is one of two keynote speakers at the Winter 2018 meeting of the Mediterranean Seminar. 






Tue Feb 13, 2018

Caffè e conversazione: San Valentino

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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: Workshops

Wed Feb 14, 2018

"Metatheater and Subversion in Greek and Roman Comedy: the Personal and the Political"

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
109 O'Shaughnessy

“Metatheater and Subversion in Greek and Roman Comedy: the Personal and the Political” by Dr. Erin Moodie, Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Metatheater is a moment of self-awareness or self-referentiality that draws attention to the play as a performance enacted for an audience, and metatheatrical remarks in Greek and Roman comedy tend to emerge from the mouths of lower-status characters. This talk draws on modern research in the behavioral and social sciences to argue that ancient comic metatheater is subversive, since it indirectly challenges the authority of the elite characters and calls into question Athenian or Roman social hierarchies. A discussion of Aristophanes’ Assemblywomen

Posted In: Lectures

Fri Feb 16, 2018

Yoga Class in Italian

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Smith Center Studio 1

In need of exercising, relaxing and keeping up with your Italian? Classes are free, and will be conducted, by Tiziana Serafini, mostly in Italian with some English to illustrate poses.…

Posted In: Workshops

Wed Feb 21, 2018

Film: "Once Upon a Time in the West"

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

A spaghetti western with a great deal of American influence — from Johnny Guitar to The Searchers — Leone’s classic (and Morricone’s music) has been beloved and aped by filmmakers of the next generation, including Scorsese and Tarantino. Informally the first film in Leone’s “Once Upon a Time” trilogy, this film focuses on the only piece of land around Flagstone with water on it. View trailer. Free for ND students. Faculty/Staff: $6.

Posted In: Arts

Thu Feb 22, 2018

Chris Schabel Lecture: "The Cistercian Pierre Ceffons and Western Ambivalence about Pope and Church at the Time of the Black Death: The Principia on Infallibility, the Epistola Luciferi, and the Parvum Decretum de potestate Sancti Petri"

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Medieval Institute, main reading room, Hesburgh Library 7th floor

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Chris Schabel (Ph.D. in History, University of Iowa, 1994) has been teaching since 1995 in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Cyprus, where he is currently professor of medieval history and dean of the Faculty of Letters. Specializing in later medieval intellectual history and in the history of Frankish Greece and Cyprus, he is co-editor of the journals Vivarium (with Bill Duba) and, in preparation, Frankokratia (with Michalis Olympios), both with Brill. He especially enjoys publishing Latin source material, mainly philosophical texts from the University of Paris in the fourteenth century and documents from the Archivio Segreto Vaticano relating to the Latin East.

Posted In: Lectures

Sat Feb 24, 2018

Met Opera Live in HD: "La Boheme"

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Sonya Yoncheva the role of the fragile Mimì, with Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts. Students: $16. Faculty/Staff: $23.

Posted In: Arts

Wed Feb 28, 2018

"Daemons, Souls and Stars: Plotinus Rationalizes Platonic Demonology"

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
109 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Plotinus takes up the challenge from Plato to construct a more coherent picture of operations of the soul. In addressing demonology, he is discussing the influence of fate and the sources of volition in the individual soul.

Posted In: Lectures