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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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Year abroad helps Italian major develop language skills, discover senior thesis topic, and strengthen connection to family heritage

Author: Hailey Oppenlander

Gianna Van Heel’s time studying abroad while at Notre Dame was immersive and comprehensive — the nearly yearlong experience included coursework, research, an internship, and embracing the Italian way of life. She knew it was the best way to truly learn another language. Van Heel, who won the College of Arts and Letters’ Robert D. Nuner Award for the language major with the highest GPA, studied Dante during her time abroad and was captivated by his writing. 

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New Library acquisition: Rime di Francesco Petrarca colla interpretazione composta dal conte Giacomo Leopardi

Author: Staff

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.

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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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New Library acquisition: Manuscript fragment of Jacopo della Lana commentary

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Manuscript fragment on vellum of Jacopo della Lana’s commentary to Dante’s Commedia. Four folia, dating to the mid-14th century, of Northern Italian origin. This vellum fragment comes from a dismembered manuscript of the Commento…

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New Library acquisition: Le cose volgari di Messer Francesco Petrarca

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Le cose volgari di Messer Francesco Petrarca. Venice: Aldus Manutius, July 1501. In 1501, the printer Aldus Manutius embarked upon a new publishing venture to produce libelli portatiles, or portable copies of classical and contemporary texts...

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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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New Library acquisition: Historia antica di Ricordano Malespini...

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item:  Historia antica di Ricordano Malespini gentil'huomo Fiorentino dall'edificazione de Fiorenza per insino all'anno M. CCLXXXI. Con l'aggiunta di Giachetto svo nipote dal detto anno per insino al 1286. Florence: Nella stamperia de i Giunti, 1568.…

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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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New Library acquisition: Fragmenta vestigii veteris Romae ex lapidibus Farnesianis...

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item:  Bellori, Giovanni Pietro. Fragmenta vestigii veteris Romae ex lapidibus Farnesianis nunc primum in lucem edita, cum notis Io. Petri Bellorii, ad Eminentiss. ac Reverendiss. Camillum Maximum S.R.E. Cardinalem.…

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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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New Library acquisition: Considerazioni sopra le rime del Petrarca

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item:  Alessandro Tassoni. Considerazioni sopra le rime del Petrarca. Col confronto de’luoghi de’poeti antichi di varie lingue. Aggiuntavi nel fine una scelta dell’annotazioni del Muzio ristrette, e parte esaminate.…

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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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