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A celebration of Italian Undergraduate Excellence in lasting tribute to Professor Domenico Vittorini organized in collaboration with the America Italy Society of Philadelphia and the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia. Read on for the full program.Date: 21 April 2015
A seminar by Riccardo Viale, Professor of Methodology of Social Science at the Università di Milano - Bicocca, on "Brain Driven Bounded Creativity", bridging the humanities and neuroscience. A discussion on what the humanities can contribute to research in neuroscience will follow with the participation of Martha Farah, Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences and Director of the Center for Neuroscience and Society.
Date: 17 April 2015
A lecture by Stefania Benini, Lauro De Bosis Fellow - Harvard University, on Alina Marazzi and women, mothers and daughters, in Italian cinema. The lecture will be held in Italian.Date: 15 April 2015
Opera Workshop: From "musica reservata" to Early Opera: Memoria, Pronunciatio and the Art of Singing from Memory
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
The lecture by Katharina Piechocki, Harvard University, is CANCELLED. It will be rescheduled for the fall.Date: 2 April 2015
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
A seminar with Andrew Berns, "'Pro magna parte laboratores sive cultivatores agrorum et vinearum': Jews in the Venetian Stato da Mar", and Nicola Di Nino, "In Memory of Me: A Spiritual Quest in a Secluded Venice".
Date: 26 March 2015
U.S. premiere of Il giovane favoloso. Alessandra Mirra, University of Pennsylvania, will introduce the film with a short presentation of its subject, Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi, and his portrait by director Mario Martone. After the screening, Prof. Gaetana Marrone Puglia, Princeton University, will offer a technical analysis of the film and will discuss it with the public.
Date: 23 March 2015
Elise Bonner, Princeton University, will discuss Haydn's opera based on Carlo Goldoni's libretto, Il mondo della luna, and its characters' pursuit of happiness.Date: 20 March 2015