David Lummus, a Notre Dame assistant professor of Italian in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, is among the contributors to Georgetown University’s Berkley Forum…
The D.S.U. of the University of Roma Tre, in collaboration with the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway and Center for Italian Studies and Devers Family Program in Dante Studies, is delighted to renew its annual seminar dedicated to Francesco Petrarca. The aim of Laureatus in Urbe…
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."
Notre Dame International, in collaboration with the Center for Italian Studies, is sponsoring two new postdoctoral fellowship at the Rome Global Gateway. The fellowships, one an internship in international education and the other a teaching position in the All Roads Lead to Rome…
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.
Listen to Italian Studies faculty affiliate, Prof. Barry McCrea, deliver a radio essay on teaching literature in a pandemic for Ireland's RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday Miscellany…
During this time of social distancing and restricted movement, of potential interest to affiliates of Notre Dame's Center for Italian Studies and other Italophiles is the New York Metropolitan Opera's schedule of streamed operas…
On March 17, 2020, Prof. Vittorio Hösle was interviewed (in Italian) by Fiorinda Li Vigni of the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies (Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici) for its series on the COVID-19 pandemic, "Diario della crisi."
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
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."
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce the History of Philosophy Forum, which will host the inaugural stand-alone conference of the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy at Notre Dame from Sept. 30 to Oct 2, 2020.
Notre Dame's study abroad program in Rome is open to all Notre Dame students. Read more below, download the brochure (PDF, 760KB), or learn more on the Study Abroad website. The 2020 program dates are May 19 to June 28. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2020.
The D.S.U. of the University of Roma Tre, in collaboration with the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway and Center for Italian Studies and the Centro Pio Rajna, is delighted to renew its annual seminar dedicated to Francesco Petrarca. Paper proposals, accompanied by a title, an abstract (max 750 characters) and a short bio-bibliographical profile (max 500 characters), should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2020. Materials should be sent together in a single pdf file, entitled “Surname_Title”; please send emails with the subject heading: “CFP Laureatus in Urbe.”
Since 2016, with the introduction of the Italian spring music concert, the Italian Studies program at Notre Dame has explored the power of music and performance as pedagogical tools in the foreign language classroom. This year’s concert, “Mediterranean Sì. Italianità in Italy and the World,” will take place in the Leighton Concert Hall on Friday, April 24th in conjunction with the conference. All conference presenters and attendees will be invited as special guests to this evening of Italian music and performance. We welcome proposals for 20-minute individual or group presentations, round table discussions or panel proposals. The deadline for submissions is 10 December 2019. Please send a 200-word abstract and a short bio to the following email address: email@example.com. Notifications regarding accepted proposals will be communicated by 31 December 2019. Questions may also be directed to Katie Boyle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Notre Dame's Study Abroad Office, a part of Notre Dame International, administers several different programs in Italy. David Younger, Associate Director of Study Abroad, manages the University's Italian study abroad programs, including four semester-length programs and one summer program in Rome and one in Bologna, offered both for the academic year and in the Fall and Spring semesters. Find out more!
Between February 2018 and June 2019, the Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature saw the publication of four new books on topics ranging from the reception of Dante's Beatrice and the early modern impact of Boccaccio's works to a critical edition of an Italian version of the Meditations on the Life of Christ and a in-depth study of how medieval ideas of the body and gender inspired Boccaccio’s vernacular and Latin writings.
Professor Zygmunt G. Barański was recently interviewed by the major Italian daily newspaper, Corriere della Sera.
With the kind collaboration of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV), the University of Notre Dame offers its Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology at its Rome Global Gateway. The school will be held 7–17 January 2020 in Rome, Italy / Città del Vaticano. The application deadline is 23 September 2019. All questions may be directed to: Dr. David T. Gura, Curator, Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts, University of Notre Dame (email@example.com).
The Center for Italian Studies is now accepting applications for two awards that facilitate research in Italy and at the Rome Global Gateway. The Jay A. and Sara L. Sellick Endowment for Excellence in Italian Studies, in memory of John A. ('53) and Juli Ann Sellick provides support of up to $2,000 for undergraduate, graduate student, and faculty research and travel to Italy and the Rome Global Gateway. Click here to download the application. …
The Spring 2019 Lingua Italica Italian Studies Newsletter is now online. For information about news items or to suggest a topic, please contact Prof. Katie Boyle.
The Center for Italian Studies is pleased to announce the receipt of a gift: the Jay A. and Sara L. Sellick Endowment for Excellence in Italian Studies, in memory of John A. ('53) and Juli Ann Sellick...
Special collections has purchased a fine copy of the first 1826 printing of Giacomo Leopardi’s extremely influential commentary on Petrarch's Canzoniere, which was reprinted in twenty variant editions over the next fifty years.
The Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice has announced new residential scholarships this year.
Looking for an exciting way to learn Italian? Sign up to take Italian 102 or Italian 201 at the Rome Global Gateway, located near the Colosseum. The courses last from May 21 to June 29, 2019.