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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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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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The Rome Global Gateway announces consortium with Stanford University and Princeton University

Author: Costanza Montanari

The Rome Global Gateway announces a consortium with Stanford University and Princeton University’s Humanities Council to support the Rome Seminar, a one-month funded summer course for graduate students held in the city. The Seminar introduces students to working with primary sources in Rome. Taught on-site in archives and libraries, graduate students from diverse disciplines learn hands-on how to find primary sources. …

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A Future for the Past: Notre Dame researchers help Italian church communities address seismic risks

Author: Brandi Wampler

Given Italy is prone to seismic activity, determining how to prioritize the protection of buildings can be complicated. Notre Dame researchers are helping Italian dioceses tackle this problem by completing a seismic risk assessment of 72 churches, some of which are thousand of years old, throughout the country.

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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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2018-19 titles in The Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature

Author: Staff

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.

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Faculty Research Spotlight: Meredith Chesson

Author: Connor Bran

Dr. Meredith Chesson recording a late 19th/early 20th century aquaduct in the San Pasquale Valley, Calabria, Italy (2015 season) | Photo: Nicholas Ames Meredith Chesson, a Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Notre Dame, recently published an article in the latest volume of the Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology…

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Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology [Updated application and paymentdeadlines]

Author: Staff

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 (dgura@nd.edu).

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Now accepting applications for fellowships for short-term research in Italy

Author: Staff

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. …

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Rome International Scholars Program

Author: Anne Leone

Italian Studies at Notre Dame is happy to announce their co-sponsorship of the Rome International Scholars Program, applications for which are being accepted until November 1. Launched in the spring of 2016 by Notre Dame International and the Rome Global Gateway, the Program brings select undergraduates recruited from across disciplines and departments to Rome for a semester. Qualified students are invited to apply by Nov. 1, 2017. This special program is specifically designed for self-motivated students who would value the opportunity to undertake independent research during the Spring semester of Junior year that would ideally lead to senior thesis projects during senior year, and/or subsequent development of post-graduate research, including post-graduate fellowships and post-graduate studies. A key feature of the program is the opportunity for experiential learning, which can take the form of either an internship or service engagement to be conducted in Rome. Students admitted to the Rome International Scholars Program are eligible for funding for further language and/or disciplinary study and/or internship in Italy during the summer following their semester in Rome. For further information, please visit the application page on the NDI website, and feel free to view these videos of two senior Italian majors, Andrew Guinan and Joe Strasz, describing their time in Rome.

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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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Announcement: Postdoctoral opportunity in Rome

Author: Anne Leone

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Dante’s Florentine vernacular culture The Notre Dame Devers Dante Program, which is part of the Italian section of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame, invites applications for one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to be held from September 2015 for up to 36 months (as permitted by Italian Labour Law) in setting up and doing preparatory research for a major research project on Dante's Florentine vernacular culture (Italian, Old French, and Occitan), 1280-1300, under the leadership of Professor Zyg Barański and of Professor Ted Cachey. The successful candidate will be primarily based at the University of Notre Dame Gateway in Rome, of which Professor Cachey is the inaugural Director. The deadline for applications is 29 March 2015. Further information is available at: http://jobs.nd.edu/postings/1357

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Research Opportunities at Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway

Author: Anne Leone

Two new fellowship opportunities to conduct research at Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway will be offered by Notre Dame International, the Office of the Vice-President of Research, the College of Arts and Letters, and Italian Studies at Notre Dame.  Short-Term Graduate Research Fellowship at Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway…

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