Upcoming Events

Past and Future under a Fascist Obelisk: Aurelio Amatucci's Codex fori Mussolini

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A lecture by Bettina Reitz Joose on Aurelio Amatucci's Codex fori Mussolini, University of Pennsylvania. New time and place, now March 30 in Van Pelt, Class of '55!

Date: 30 March 2015

Gender, Power, Translation: Cartographies of Early Italian Opera in Europe’s East

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A lecture by Katharina Piechocki, Harvard University

Date: 2 April 2015

Opera Workshop: From "musica reservata" to Early Opera: Memoria, Pronunciatio and the Art of Singing from Memory

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Stefano Lorenzetti, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University, will discuss the development of the rhetorical elements of opera in the early seventeenth century.

Date: 10 April 2015

Tutto parla di te: Difficult Maternity and Cinema

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A lecture by Stefania Benini on Alina Marazzi and women, mothers and daughters, in Italian cinema.

Date: 15 April 2015

Mind and imagination

A seminar by Riccardo Viale on "Brain Driven Bounded Creativity", bridging the humanities and neuroscience. A discussion will follow on the what the humanities can contribute to research in neuroscience.

Date: 17 April 2015

Vittorini Prize and Italian Showcase

A celebration of Italian Undergraduate Excellence

Date: 21 April 2015

Philadelphia: The World War I Years

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A book presentation and lecture by Peter John Williams. Visit http://philadelphiawwiyears.com for a preview.

Date: 23 April 2015

Opera Workshop: Early Twentieth-Century Opera and the New Cinematic Medium

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Christin Thomas, Yale University, will discuss the response of the early twentieth-century opratic world to the rise of the new cinematic medium.

Date: 1 May 2015


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Jonathan Galassi and Fabio Finotti present Alain Elkann's latest book, Racconti (Bompiani 2014), in conversation with the author.

Date: 2 October 2015