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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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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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President Rev. Jenkins C.S.C. to celebrate Mass with the students in Rome

Author: Costanza Montanari

As part of a three day visit to Rome from December 1st to December 3rd, 2021, University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., celebrated mass on the occasion of the first week of Advent at Santa Maria in Domnica, the local parish church in rione Celio, in the presence of study abroad students, faculty, staff and fellows in Rome.

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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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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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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 Publication: Dante e la cultura fiorentina / Dante and Florentine Culture

Author: David Lummus

The Devers Family Program in Dante Studies announces the publication of Dante e la cultura fiorentina. Bono Giamboni, Brunetto Latini e la formazione intellettuale dei laici, edited by Luca Lombardo, Zygmunt G. Barański, and Theodore J. Cachey, Jr. (Rome: Salerno editrice, 2019).

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Art historian researches the significance of long-lost Italian murals during yearlong fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study

Author: Brian Wallheimer

Much medieval Italian art from the 13th century is focused on Christianity — paintings and sculptures depicting Jesus, the Virgin Mary, saints, or other Biblical scenes. But murals that were hidden for hundreds of years under layers of whitewash at the Santi Quattro Coronati monastery in Rome are different — in addition to religious iconography, they also depict secular knowledge. Notre Dame art historian Marius Hauknes is fascinated by the significant shift implied by the newly discovered paintings, and he’s spending this year writing a book on the subject after winning a fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

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