March 11, 4pm EST. Guy Placido Raffa, associate professor of Italian studies at UT-Austin, is the author of several books on Dante, most recently Dante’s Bones: How a Poet Invented Italy (Harvard University Press, 2020). His current project, “Dante’s American Afterlife,” is supported by a Public Scholars Fellowship from the National Endowment for t...

A 700-year-old epic poem that takes the reader on a wandering journey through hell, purgatory and paradise still resonates in unison with the questions before humanity in 2021. Such was the brilliance of Dante Alighieri and his “Divine Comedy.” Italy reserves March 25 each year to celebrate his life and work. Examining the poet and his most outstan...

Tour virtuale di una mostra collettiva organizzata presso Magazzeno Art Gallery che ha sede in un palazzo del 1836 del centro storico di Ravenna , a pochi passi dalla tomba del sommo poeta. Per l’occasione, sono state selezionate circa 30 opere facenti parte delle prime 4 edizioni di Dante Plus, mostra collettiva sul volto di Dante Alighieri. Intro...

When you hear the name Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a few things spring to mind—and none of them are likely to involve Italian poet Dante Alighieri or opera. Of course there’s good reason for this, with Lecter’s exotic cooking ingredients superseding his gentler affectations. But even so, when author Thomas Harris first imagined how the character might mov...

When: February 25, 2021 - 1:30 PM ET / (10:30 AM PT) - Where: Online Webinar - Event language: English- Registration Required - Register here! As part of our series of events commemorating the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, we are pleased to announce “Dante: a presentation by Alessandro Barbero”, a program organized by the Itali...

WHEN: March 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM (ET) - WHERE: Zoom Webinar - EVENT LANGUAGE: English - REGISTER HERE Our series of commemorative events for the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, master poet and Father of the Italian language, continues with “Dante’s Ulysses Today”, a special presentation by Prof. Lino Pertile.  

Following celebrations for Leonardo in 2019, and those for Raphael in 2020, the Italian Embassy in Washington, the diplomatic-consular network and Italian Cultural Institutes in the United States commemorate the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, the “Sommo Poeta” (“Supreme Poet”) with a rich program including over 60 initiatives pl...

Associate Professor of Italian Studies Beatrice Arduini is taking part in a new series of podcasts  Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our time.  This collaborative initiative between New York University's Department of Italian Studies and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, and the Dante Society of America aims to produce podcast conversations...

The reputation of Dante Alighieri needs little burnishing: his Divine Comedy, tracing the poet’s journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, is widely regarded as one of the greatest works ever written. But more than 700 years after Dante was accused of corruption and condemned to be burned to death, his descendant is looking to clear his name. S...

02/11 • Thursday 7pm EDT• The Passion of Love, as seen in Dante’s V Canto of the Inferno. Maria Bonavita, in collaboration with actress Giusy Lo Schiavo joining us live from Rome, Italy, invites you to descend to Dante’s second circle of the Inferno to experience the intense passion of love between Paolo and Francesca, who allowed themselves to be...