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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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Dante scholar wins Modern Language Association of America award for book on 14th-century poets

Author: Tom Coyne

David Lummus, assistant director of the Notre Dame Center for Italian Studies and the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies, has won an award from the Modern Language Association of America for his manuscript about the poet’s role as an authority in the political arena in the 14th century. Lummus accepted the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies at the MLA’s annual convention in Seattle last month for The City of Poetry: Imagining the Civic Role of the Poet in Fourteenth-Century Italy.

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Italian Studies Affiliate to Organize Conference on Italian Enlightenment at UCLA's Clark Library

Author: Staff

Professor Sabrina Ferri (Romance Languages and Literatures–Italian), faculty affiliate of the Center for Italian Studies, is co-organizing a conference with Professor Clorinda Donato (California State University, Long Beach) on the Italian Enlightenment journal "Il Caffè" as a part of the annual core program of the UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library on 5-6 November 2021

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Three Italian Studies Affiliates to Begin Collaborative Work on Contemporary Calabria

Author: Staff

Professors W. Martin Bloomer (Classics), Meredith Chesson (Anthropology), and Charles Leavitt IV (Romance Languages and Literatures–Italian), faculty affiliates of the Center for Italian Studies, have received a grant from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies to pursue a project entitled "Place, Memory, Story in Contemporary Calabria: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Recuperation of Heritage."

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Q&A with Marie Curie Fellow Matteo Favaretto

Author: David Lummus

Matteo Favaretto joined the Center for Italian Studies and Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in Fall 2019 as the recipient of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from the European Commission. We recently sat down with Matteo to learn a little more about him and the work he will be doing at Notre Dame.

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New Library acquisition: Satire fate in occasione de sede vacante...

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: [Satire fate in occasione de sede vacante per la morte di Papa Clemente XIII Carlo Rezzonico l’anno 1769.] Bound manuscript preserving 61 poems. A sede vacante– the period between a pope’s death and the election of his successor– was historically a period of disorder and transgression within the city of Rome, during which the deceased pope and other figures of authority were lampooned in songs and poetry. Chief amongst these compositions were pasquinades, or satirical poems that were pasted onto the fragmentary statue of Pasquino near the Piazza Navona. Once posted on Pasquino or one of the city’s other statue parlanti…

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Experiencing Rome through Community-Based Learning

Author: Costanza Montanari

Community-based learning (CBL) is a form of experiential education that integrates community engagement with instruction and reflection, deepening and enhancing the learning that takes place both in and outside the classroom. When in Rome students have the opportunity to engage with timely topics such as Migrants and refugees crisis in Rome…

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