University of Notre Dame

Center for Italian Studies


London Conference 2013

Conference on Dante’s Theology in Poetry, Practice and Society

University of Notre Dame in London, 1 Suffolk Street, SW1Y 4HG

13-14 June 2013


Organized by The Devers Proram 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”


Conference Schedule

Thursday 13 June

2pm                        Welcome: Vittorio Montemaggi

2.15-3.15pm           Dante and Late Medieval Florence: Theology in Poetry, Practice and Society -- Matthew Treherne

Coffee Break

3.45 – 5.15pm         Desire in Dante

Manuele Gragnolati, Elena Lombardi, Vittorio Montemaggi (Christian Moevs, chair)


6.45-8.15pm           Public Keynote Address: "Performing Salvation in Dante's Commedia" -- Albert Russell Ascoli (Theodore J Cachey, Jr, chair)
Friday 14 June

9.15-10.15am         Theologians, Politics and Prophecy in Dante’s Florence and the Commedia

Claire Honess, Kevin Marples, Abi Rowson, Matthew Treherne  (Simon Gilson, chair)  

Coffee Break

10.45am-12.45pm    Dante and the Mendicant Orders

Ronald Herzman, Paola Nasti, Anna Pegoretti, Heather Webb  (Claire Honess, chair)


2.15-3.45pm            Dante and the Theological Learning of His Day

Theodore J Cachey, Jr, Simon Gilson, Anne Leone, Nicolò Maldina   (Matthew Treherne, chair)

Coffee Break

4.15-5.30pm           Response -- Steven Botterill (Christian Moevs, chair)

                             General Discussion   

Please register for the conference by June 7th by visiting the Notre Dame Conference website.

The registration fee includes the reception on Thursday, lunch on Friday, and all coffee breaks. To register only for the keynote address, please contact Anne Leone at