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Sommo Poeta: Dante at Notre Dame

Author: Amanda Skofstad

In anticipation of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, and on the Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis issued “Splendour of Light Eternal,” an apostolic letter calling Dante “supreme poet” and “prophet of hope and a witness to the innate yearning for the infinite present in the human heart.” The Holy Father added that he wished to join the popes before him in honoring and extolling the poet and “to propose him anew for the consideration of the Church, the great body of the faithful, literary scholars, theologians and artists.”…

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Pope Francis publishes Apostolic Letter on Dante to mark the 700th year since Dante's death

Author: Staff

Published in this Easter season, on the feast of the Annunciation (March 25), Pope Francis's Apostolic Letter, "Splendour of Light Eternal" (Candor Lucis aeternae) is a remarkable document, an exhortation to read, study, and teach Dante's Divine Comedy, and as Pope Francis writes, to become Dante's "companions on the journey." 

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Ingrid Rowland creates an exclusive documentary of the Basilica of Saint Clement in Rome

Author: Costanza Montanari

Ingrid D. Rowland, professor in Rome for the School of Architecture and Department of History, shot an exclusive documentary in English on the Basilica of Saint Clement - Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano.  Taking advantage of the closure to the public for COVID-19 regulations and thanks to the collaboration of the Reverend Father Stephen Hutchinson, prior to the Basilica, this documentary was made possible.…

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Journey to Italy – Viaggio in Italia: Announcing the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway Rome Book Club

Author: Costanza Montanari

Domenico di Michelino - Dante and the Three Kingdoms, 1465 The Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway, in partnership with the Center for Italian Studies and the Notre Dame Alumni Association…

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New Library acquisition: two significant volumes pertaining to Guido Cavalcanti

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books & Special Collections has recently acquired the following items: Guido Cavalcanti. L'espositione del M.ro Egidio Colonna Romano degli eremitani, sopra la canzone d'amore di Guido Caualcanti Fiorentino…  Siena: Appresso Saluestro Marchetti, 1602. Guido Cavalcanti, with notes and translations by Ezra Pound. Rime…

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Doctoral student researches history of Catholicism, American liberalism at Vatican archives

Author: Staff

In an article published on September 30, 2020 in The Observer, Notre Dame's student newspaper, doctoral candidate in History, Susanna De Stradis, was interviewed about her research on the relationship between Catholicism and principles of American liberalism, which she is currently undertaking at the Vatican Archives.

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Italian Studies Director Serves on Vatican Dante Centenary Committee

Author: David Lummus

Ravarino Family Director of the Center for Italian Studies and Devers Family Program in Dante Studies, Professor Theodore Cachey, has been invited to sit on the scientific committee for the 2021 Dante centenary organized by the Pontifical Council for Culture.

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Accompanying Refugees in Italy During a Pandemic

This article is the twenty-third in a series of blog posts published by the Keough School of Global Affairs. Dignity and Development provides in-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of integral human development.  The global coronavirus pandemic has tested and reshaped societies around the globe, including national and international refugee support systems. The reported experiences of refugees, volunteers and social workers convey how local communities can continue to support and integrate each other through messages of courage, trust, perseverance and kindness. These messages can strengthen the efforts to remain resilient despite the logistical challenges that quarantine has brought about. As Maurizio Albahari wrote in a recent blog post,…

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Translation . .or a hundred years of ulyssitude

Author: Enrico Terrinoni

Enrico Terrinoni, Full Professor Chair of English Literature at Università Per Stranieri di Perugia and a Visiting Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute in Fall 2019, writes about completing his new translation of James Joyce's Ulysses while in quarantine. The translation is a task he is undertaking in a country suffering greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic and in a city rendered eerily quiet by it.

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How the Rome Global Gateway responded to the COVID-19 crisis

Author: Carli Williams

Three weeks before Italy went on lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Rome Global Gateway (RGG) was preemptively taking drastic measures to protect its study abroad students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. The RGG was the first study abroad program at the University of Notre Dame to witness and respond to what has since evolved into a global pandemic.…

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Center for Italian Studies Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author: David Lummus

Due to the new University policies and guidelines that have emerged in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Italian Studies is cancelling all public events between now and April 13, as well as several others which involve scholars from the US, Italy, and across Europe who have been affected by the current global health crisis.

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