Now Accepting Applications for the Italian Studies Library Research Award

Author: Staff

Petrarch Serpente

The Center for Italian Studies and Notre Dame International are now accepting grant applications for the 2024-2025 Italian Studies Library Research Award. The purpose of these grants is to assist scholars who travel to use the Italian Studies collections within Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries.

The University of Notre Dame holds one of the premier collections of Italian literature in the United States. Of particular note are the Zahm Dante Collection, which ranks among the most significant collections relating to Dante Alighieri in North America, the Primo Levi Collection, which includes first editions and translations of Levi’s works as well as first editions of Levi’s own efforts as a translator of both literary and non-literary works, and the Christopher G. Wagstaff Italian Film collection, which encompasses more than two thousand Italian films and television programs. The Hesburgh Libraries’ collections are also rich in Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature, represented through early imprints and translations, historical publications of textual criticism, and significant illustrated editions. Copies of many of the manuscripts and drawings of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan may also be accessed via photographs and microfilm through the Notre Dame library.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to help defray the cost of travel and accommodation for a research visit of 1-3 weeks. The amount of the award (between $1,500 and $4,000) will be based on the length of the research visit and specific travel and accommodation expenses. The anticipated time-frame for visits to the Library within the award cycle is between April 2024 and June 2025. Applications can be submitted by January 31, 2024. More information is available here.