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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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New Library acquisition: Ameto di Messere Giovanni Boccaccio, 1520

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Ameto di Messere Giovanni Boccaccio: Con le osservationi in uolgare gra[m]matica sopra esso di Hieronimo Claricio.  Milan: nella officina Minutiana a ispesa di Andrea Caluo, A di .X. de Giugnio. 1520.  …

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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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New Library acquisition: Miscellanea, o Raccolta di pezzi scelti da' più celebri autori classici Italiani

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item:   Antonio Piller, ed.  Miscellanea, o Raccolta di pezzi scelti da' più celebri autori classici Italiani.  Moscow: dalla stamperia N. S. Vsevolojsky, 1817.  First and only edition

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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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New Library acquisition: La difesa della razza

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: La difesa della razza.  Rome, Società anonima istituto romano di arti grafiche di Tumminelli.  117 issues, dating from August 1938- June 1943. Published biweekly from August 5, 1938, to June 20, 1943, La difesa della razza (The Defense of the race) ...

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Announcing the Spring 2012 Italian Film Series

Author: Charles Leavitt

Italian Studies at Notre Dame announces the official launch of this year's series of "Italian Film Nights," whose theme is "Rome in the Cinema." The "Italian Film Nights," which are in their 8th year of existence, are intended to give students enrolled in Italian courses additional opportunities for enrichment in and out of the classroom. The films of the Fall semester provided a historic progression of events in the city of Rome, while the films of the Spring semester will portray more contemporary themes.…

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The Snite Museum of Art presents A Grand Flourish: Drawings of Architectural Ornament from the Permanent Collection beginning January 15, 2012.

Author: Charles Leavitt

Organized by art history graduate student Elizabeth Peterson, this focus exhibition explores the decorative principles established in Italy by the Renaissance humanist and architect Leon Battista Alberti (1401–72) and their dissemination to France in subsequent centuries.

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New Library acquisition: Tredici canti del Floridoro

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item:  Modesta Pozzo de' Giorgi [Moderata Fonte, pseud.]  Tredici canti del Floridoro. Venice: nella stamparia de'Rampazetti, 1581.  First edition, with 13 full-page woodcuts in text. This is the first and only edition of Tredici canti del Floridoro…

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Revealing the earliest origins of Italian language

Author: Paul Murphy

It’s a timeless project—and a priceless opportunity: Advanced students at the University of Notre Dame are currently working with some of Italy’s top linguistics experts to assemble the most complete historical dictionary of the Italian language prior to 1375. Notre Dame is currently the only university outside of Italy invited to contribute research to the Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini (TLIO) project, an initiative of the prestigious Accademia della crusca’s Opera del vocabolario italiano (OVI) branch.

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Italian Studies at Notre Dame Announces The Primo Levi Collection

Author: Charles Leavitt

This collection includes virtually all first editions of Levi’s works published within his lifetime as well as first editions of notable translations of Levi's writings that document his importance outside of Italy. Also present are first editions of Levi’s own efforts as a translator of both literary and non-literary works.

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All Roads Lead to Rome: New acquisitions relating to the Eternal City

Author: Charles Leavitt

All Roads Lead to Rome: New acquisitions relating to the Eternal City The proverb "All roads lead to Rome" derives from medieval Latin. It was first recorded in writing in 1175 by Alain de Lille, a French theologian and poet, whose Liber Parabolarum…

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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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New Library acquisition: Genealogiae Ioannis Boccatii

Author: Tracy Bergstrom

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has recently acquired the following item: Genealogiae Ioannis Boccatii: cum demonstrationibus in formis arborum designatis.  Venice, Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 1494.  First illustrated edition with 13 woodcuts of genealogical trees.

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