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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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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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