Virtual Lecture: "What is a Text? Reading, Wearing, and Drinking the Qur’an in Early Modern Italy" - Pier Mattia Tommasino (Columbia)


Location: Zoom

As a part of the course, Italy and Islam: Cultural Encounters from Dante to Today, Professor Pier Mattia Tommasino of Columbia University will give a lecture on the Qur’an in Early Modern Italy.

The lecture will take place on April 5, 2021 at 2:20pm via Zoom. It is open to the Notre Dame community, but registration is required. The lecture is organized by Dr. Lorenzo Dell'Oso, who received his Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 2020 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow and teaching scholar in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.


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Pier Mattia Tommasino (PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) is an associate professor of Italian at Columbia University. His research focuses on the linguistic, textual, bibliographical and religious relations between Southern Europe and the Muslim World, especially on the Italian and Latin translations of the Qur’an, as well as on the diffusion of Italian language and books in the Muslim Mediterranean (16th/17th century).

For any questions about this lecture, please reach out to Lorenzo Dell'Oso (