Upcoming Events

The Orlando Furioso in 16th and 17th Century Pictorial Cycles

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October 30 at 5:30 in the Meyerson Conference Center - 223 Van Pelt Library, at 5:30pm, Federica Caneparo will present her new book, "Di molte figure adornato". L'Orlando Furioso nei cicli pittorici tra Cinque e Seicento ["Adorned with many pictures". The Orlando Furioso in 16th and 17th Century Pictorial Cycles]. The lecture will be held in English.

Date: 30 October 2014

The Voice of Pistoletto

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Michelangelo Pistoletto returns to Penn with Italian journalist and Visiting Professor Alain Elkann to launch their book, The Voice of Pistoletto.

Date: 3 November 2014

Torneranno i prati

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To commemorate the 100th anniversay of World War I, the Center for Italian Studies and the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Italian Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, RAI Cinema, Cinemaundici, and Ipotesi Cinema, present acclaimed Italian director Ermanno Olmi's new film, Torneranno i prati (2014).

Date: 4 November 2014

John Florio: A Worlde of Wordes

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Thursday November 6 at 6pm, Hermann Haller will present his critical edition of John Florio's Italian-English dictionary, A Worlde of Wordes, in the wonderful setting of the Henry Charles Lea Library.

Date: 6 November 2014

The Power of Affections: An International Conference

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The Power of Affections: Poetry, Music, and Spectacle in Seventeenth-Century Italian Opera Librettos

Philadelphia, 13-14 November 2014


An international conference organized by the Center for Italian Studies and the Music Department of the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Institute for Music of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy.

Date: 12 November 2014 - 14 November 2014

Mario Luzi 1914-2014: the Man and the Verbum

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The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the centennial of the birth of Italian poet Mario Luzi (1914-2005) with an international conference that will be held in Philadelphia, February 13-14, 2015. The deadline to submit a proposal for a presentation on any aspect of Luzi's work is November 15. Send your proposal to italians@sas.upenn.edu.


Date: 13 February 2015 - 14 February 2015