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New Research posts from the Center for Italian Studies

Check out the Research page of the Italian Studies website. You will find event podcasts, news on current research in Italian Studies at Penn, and materials that you may find useful for your own research or in your teaching.

Eva Del Soldato - Ancient Masks, Modern Ideas"


Eva Del Soldato’s project "Ancient Masks, Modern Ideas: Plato and Aristotle in the Early Modern Age" has received a Trustees’ Council of Penn Women (TCPW) faculty research fellowship, awarded by the Alice Paul Center. Professor Del Soldato will use this prestigious award to work in European and American libraries and archives and she will present her research at the Alice Paul Center in 2017. 

Mapping the Divine Comedy


The first interactive map of the places of Dante's Commedia has been created by Andrea Gazzoni as part of a project funded by the Price Lab for Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. A set of layers allows users to explore the map according to different parameters, with  pop-up cards describing each mention of a place and quoting Dante’s text. Find more information and visit it at

The Center for Italian Studies

The Center for Italian Studies assists Italian Studies students and others by offering access to a variety of resources. In addition, it fosters the study of Italian language and culture in an interdisciplinary perspective by sponsoring events like lectures, readings by Italian authors, and international conferences across and beyond the traditional spectrum of Italian Studies.

Academic Programs in Italian Studies

The University of Pennsylvania, strong in its interdisciplinary and international dimensions, supports a flourishing Italian Studies Program. The Program's distinctive configuration reflects our setting on the Penn campus and in the heart of Philadelphia. Students can choose a traditional concentration in language and literature or shape more individualized curriculums that connect to sister programs.