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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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CFP: Laureatus in Urbe IV (Rome, 27-29 May 2020)

Author: Staff

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 paolo.rigo@uniroma3.it 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.”

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Call for papers: “Set to music: Music and Performance as a Pedagogical Tool in the Foreign Language and Culture Classroom”

Author: Staff

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: kboyle6@nd.edu. Notifications regarding accepted proposals will be communicated by 31 December 2019. Questions may also be directed to Katie Boyle (kboyle6@nd.edu).

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Applications Open for Rome Seminar 2020

Author: Costanza Montanari

The Rome Global Gateway is glad to announce the opening of the application process for the Rome Seminar 2020 which will take place from June 10 to July 5th, 2020. Participants at the Vatican Library Every summer since 2011, the Rome gateway has hosted this unique research opportunity for graduate students. This year the seminar was made possible by generous support from  Stanford University…

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Videoconference Seminar Series: Opera del vocabolario italiano

Author: Anne Leone

  Mapping Textual Traditions in the Italian Middle Ages The Italian Studies Program, in partnership with the CNR Institute Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI), will host a series of seminars on the textual traditions of ancient Italy by focusing on specific geographical areas, including Tuscany, Central Italy, Veneto, and Southern Italy. OVI lecturers include Pär Larson, Zeno Verlato, and Marco Maggiore. Lino Leonardi (OVI Director) will close the series with a presentation on methodological approaches to the study of the editorial history of early Italian texts.…

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“Dante’s Other Works” 2015: A Celebration of the 750th Anniversary of Dante’s Birth

Author: Anne Leone

“Dante’s Other Works” 2015: A Celebration of the 750th Anniversary of Dante’s Birth In 2015, the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth, and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the William & Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies, the William & Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies and Italian Studies at Notre Dame will host a celebration of the poet’s so-called “minor works” with a lecture series and a publication.…

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OVI Summer Internships

Author: Anne Leone

Italian Studies at Notre Dame is happy to announce a new research opportunity for graduate students. For the summer of 2014, the OVI Project at Notre Dame will be offering internships to one or two promising italianists who will have the opportunity to spend from one to two weeks in Florence at the Opera del Vocabolario Italiano Institute…

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Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy

Author: Anne Leone

Italian Studies at Notre Dame is participating in a four year long workshop and lecture program, Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy, organized by the Department of Italian at the University of Cambridge. A team of scholars from the UK and abroad deliver public lectures that explore "vertical" connections between cantos of the same number in Inferno…

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Conference in Rome: "Dante's Intellectual Formation"

Author: Anne Leone

"Dante's Intellectual Formation" March 13-14, 2014, Notre Dame Center in Rome, 15 Via Ostilia, 00184 To mark the opening of the University of Notre Dame’s new building in Rome, Italian Studies at Notre Dame has organized a short seminar on 13-14 March, 2014 on "Dante's Intellectual Formation," a subject which, in recent years, has moved to the forefront of Dante studies. The seminar is divided into three sessions: “Context”, “Philosophy and Law,” and “Religion.” Three speakers will present at each session, and a group of discussants -- scholars from Italy, the UK and the US -- will respond to the papers.…

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Conference in London: "Dante's Theology in Poetry, Practice and Society"

Author: Anne Leone

  The Devers Program in Dante Studies at Notre Dame and the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies in conjunction with the AHRC-funded project “Dante and Late Medieval Florence: Theology in Poetry, Practice and Society,” have organized a conference “Dante and Late Medieval Florence: Theology in Poetry, Practice and Society” to take place on 13-14 June, 2013 at the University of Notre Dame in London,  Suffolk Street, SW1Y 4HG To register, please visit the ND Conference Center website. For more information, please visit the conference website.  

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Announcing a "Giornata di studi": Italian Identities: Dialects, Minorities, Literatures

Author: Charles Leavitt

Italian Studies at Notre Dame announces the “giornata di studi” Italian Identities: Dialects, Minorities, Literatures. This one-day conference will investigate the connections between the modern anthropological and sociological context of Italy and the use of dialects. The conference will focus in particular on how literature has responded to both the ever-present issue of the uneven economic development and the crisis of the so-called Italian identity in the last thirty years.  In order to achieve its goals, our one-day symposium will be divided in three main panels, each one dedicated to exploring the topic from a specific – linguistic, socio-anthropological and more purely literary – perspective.…

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Notre Dame Announces Italian Studies Research Seminars

Author: Charles Leavitt

Italian Studies Research Seminars 2011-12 Fall Semester 15 September: Theodore J. Cachey (Notre Dame), “Cartographic Petrarch” 6 October: Francesco Ciabattoni (Georgetown), “Dante's Musical Journey: from Unholy Racket to Heavenly Polyphony” 17 November: Graduate seminar: (i) Beatrice Priest (Cambridge/Notre Dame): “Mary on Mount Purgatory: Young Mother or Virtuous Exemplar” & (ii) Emily Gandolfi (Notre Dame), “Rolandino of Padua’s Chronicle of the Trevisian March”…

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Colloquium to explore influence of the Eternal City

Author: Charles Leavitt

The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture will host a two-day colloquium, “Learning from Rome: The Influence of the Eternal City on Art, Architecture, and the Humanities” Feb. 5 and 6 (Friday and Saturday) in Bond Hall. Scholars from the School of Architecture; Department of Romance Languages and Literatures; Department of English; Department of Art, Art History and Design; and the Department of History will discuss the intersections of their disciplines and how Rome remains an essential pillar of each curriculum.

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Notre Dame humanities scholars meet with Roman colleagues

Author: Charles Leavitt

The Primo Colloquio, or First Colloquium, held in June at the University of Rome La Sapienza, was interdisciplinary and variegated, its topics organized in such broad and wide-ranging categories as comparative literature, history, classics, philosophy and cultural studies, and Italian studies. 

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Symposium to explore antiquities, cultural property

Author: Charles Leavitt

The University of Notre Dame will welcome museum directors, archaeologists, art historians and international law scholars to campus Feb. 24 (Saturday) to explore issues concerning cultural property and its stewardship at a symposium titled The Acquisition and Exhibition of Classical Antiquities: Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives.

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