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Brenda Deen Schildgen receives the Helen and Howard Marraro Prize for “Dante and Violence”

Author: Madilynn O'Hara

The Center for Italian Studies and the University of Notre Dame Press are proud to announce that Brenda Deen Schildgen, distinguished professor emerita of comparative literature at the University of California, Davis, received this year’s Helen and Howard Marraro Prize for her book Dante and Violence: Domestic, Civic, Cosmic.

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New Library acquisition: Il primo libro dell'opere toscane di M. Laura Battiferra degli Ammannati

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Il primo libro dell'opere toscane di M. Laura Battiferra degli Ammannati. Florence: Appresso i Giunti, MDLX.    

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Rome Archive Seminar, June 5-30 2023

Author: Vedovotto, Giovanni

The Rome Archive Seminar is designed to introduce Ph.D. students from across the humanities to the unique primary sources available in Rome. Working hands-on with materials in the city’s archives and libraries, students will be exposed to the rich potential of a wide range of sources produced from 1100 to 2020. Seminar meetings will be held at the Vatican Apostolic Library…

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E-service-learning: Through new class and U.N. partnership, Notre Dame students teach Italian virtually to African refugees

Author: Pat Milhizer

A new Italian language course led is empowering Notre Dame students to educate students of their own — African refugees who must learn basic Italian before they can relocate to Italy. Through leading online class sessions, five undergraduates from a range of majors and one graduate student sharpened their Italian skills, learned how to teach others, and developed global awareness and empathy for the refugee experience.

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Italian Studies Events at the Rome Gateway in the Spring and Summer 2022

Author: Costanza Montanari

In the Spring and Summer 2022 the Rome Global Gateway hosted and co-sponsored a series of events in collaboration with the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Notre Dame that strengthened an already strong long-lasting relationship between the Center and the Gateway.  The Three Crowns: Texts and Contexts of Medieval Italy. New Books of Italian Philology and Literature. II edition, 2021-2022…

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The Rome Gateway welcomes back students for Summer 2022 with exceptional numbers

Author: News, Rome Global Gateway

The Rome Global Gateway is excited to open its doors to the first Rome Summer Program since  the global pandemic started in 2020. This year, the program is met with exceptional numbers and extraordinary academic and cultural opportunities. The Summer of 2022 will see a total of 217 students at the Gateway, which also include, among others, the 2022 edition of the Rome Seminar guided by Heather Hyde Minor, the Pre-College Program and the hospitality of a group from the University of Georgia. …

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Journal Italian Culture Dedicates Special Issue to Joseph A. Buttigieg

Author: Staff

The Center for Italian Studies proudly announces the publication of a special issue of the journal Italian Culture (40:1, 2022), entitled “Gramsci’s Method Thirty Years Later,” which celebrates the scholarship and the legacy, and commemorates the loss, of Joseph A. Buttigieg…

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Roma nel Rinascimento - Rome in the Renaissance: a new partnership with the Rome Gateway

Author: Costanza Montanari

The Rome Global Gateway in collaboration with Notre Dame’s Center for Italian Studies has inaugurated a partnership with Roma nel Rinascimento - Rome in the Renaissance, an independent association born in 1984. …

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Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Italian Studies Recognized by Notre Dame

Author: Staff

We are proud to announce that Giovanna Lenzi-Sandusky, Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Italian Studies, is among seven women recently featured by Notre Dame on the observance of International Women's Day for helping to create a more sustainable world through their research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.…

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Notre Dame historian, architecture scholar wins Silvers-Dudley Prize honoring nearly three decades of excellence in arts writing

Author: Beth Staples

Ingrid D. Rowland, a professor in Department of History and School of Architecture, is one of three winners of the inaugural Grace Dudley Prize for Arts Writing. The award was among the Silvers-Dudley Prizes — named after the late Robert B. Silvers and his partner, the late Lady Grace Dudley — given to nine writers, including The New Yorker’s theatre critic, The New York Times’ critic at large, and journalists from Mexico, Germany, and Sudan. Rowland, who is based at Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway, was commended for “extraordinary career-long achievement writing at the highest possible level on, in particular, Italian Renaissance art and culture, with such power, penetration, grace, and style.”

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Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Italian Studies Featured in Article on American Religious Sisters

Author: Staff

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and Professor of American Studies and History, was among the panelists in a daylong symposium on "International Identities and American Saints" convened at the University of Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway.

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Art Historian Christopher Nygren Wins RSA Award for New Book

Author: Staff

We are proud to announce that Christopher J. Nygren, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Pittsburgh and Affiliate of the Center for Italian Studies at Notre Dame, has won the Renaissance Society of America’s 2022 Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize for the best book in Renaissance studies.

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