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An international interdisciplinary conference on "The Myth of the Great War - World War I: Myth and Reality" will be hosted in Philadelphia by the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, April 24-25, 2014, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I.Date: 24 April 2014 - 25 April 2014
Join us for the yearly Vittorini Prize Ceremony to celebrate undergraduate excellence in the study of Italian language an culture, at Penn and beyond.Date: 22 April 2014
"Operation and Repertoire: The Textuality of Commedia dell'Arte Scenarios", a Salvatori Lecture by Andrea Gazzoni.Date: 16 April 2014
Date: 7 April 2014
Alfonso Campisi, Université de La Manouba, will present his book
Voyageurs arabes en Sicile normande (Ed. MC, 2013). The presentation will be in Italian but an outline in English will be available to non-Italian speakers.
Date: 2 April 2014
Gabriella Romani - Seton Hall University - will speak about the role of Jewish authors in post-Unification Italy who greatly influenced the formation of the Italian national culture and opened the way to the great writers of the twentieth century, such as, Svevo, Moravia, and Bassani.Date: 31 March 2014
Pietro Montorfani, Archivio Storico di Lugano, will present "Giovanni Veneroni's Dizionario Imperiale (1700): Four Languages for a Portrait of Europe". The lecture continues the Center for Italian Studies' discussion on translation and the social and political role of languages.Date: 27 March 2014
"Adapting to (and for) New Media: Luigi Pirandello's Cinematic Writings", a Salvatori Lecture by Michael Edwards.Date: 20 March 2014
Antonio Merlo, Lawrence R. Klein Professor of Economics and Director of the Penn Institute for Economic Research, will present and lead a conversation on the Italian political system, Monday March 3.
Date: 3 March 2014
Fabrizio Lelli, Associate Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at the university of Salento (Lecce, Italy) and current Katz Center Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, will present a lecture on "Travels in Science: Jewish Scholars in 15th Century Italy and Europe".Date: 24 February 2014