Recent Events

A Chapter of Early Italian Humanism in Philadelphia Manuscripts

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New date Feb. 10! Penn’s Department of Italian Studies and the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies are delighted to invite you to a seminar by the 2015-16 SIMS Visiting Research Fellow Angelo Piacentini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), "A Chapter of Early Italian Humanism in Philadelphia Manuscripts".

Date: 10 February 2016

The Ghetto

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The creation of the Venetian ghetto 500 years ago will be commemorated by the University of Pennsylvania's Program in Jewish Studies, the Katz Center for Advanced Jewish Studies, the Department of Music, the Department of History, and the Center for Italian Studies, Sunday February 7 with a lecture and concert.

Date: 7 February 2016

Circles Around Sinfonia: A Six-Day Exploration of the Music of Luciano Berio

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Luciano Berio (1925-2003) is one of the most important Italian musicians and composers of the past 100 years. His genius and legacy will be celebrated in collaboration with the Penn Music Program, Temple University, Bowerbird, and the Curtis Institute of Music over six days, January 27-February 1, 2016.

Date: 27 January 2016 - 1 February 2016

New Italian Cinema 2015

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The Cinema Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and the International House of Philadelphia, present the 2015 edition of NEW ITALIAN CINEMA curated by Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, Cinema Studies). The festival aims at promoting Italian Cinema abroad with very recent feature films.

Date: 3 December 2015 - 6 December 2015

Archaeology’s Entanglements: Reconstructing a Monument on Contested Ground

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A Salvatori Lecture by Stephanie Hagan reporting on the field and archival research she conducted in Italy in summer 2015 thanks to a Salvatori Research Grant.

Date: 2 December 2015

Dante and Music

L'Aquila, San Silvestro, Angelo musicante, photo di M. Jodice

The 750th anniversary of Dante's birth in 1265 will be celebrated by the Center for Italian Studies and the Department of Music at the University of Pennsylvania with an international conference on "Dante and Music" to be held in Philadelphia November 5-6, 2015

Date: 5 November 2015 - 6 November 2015

Guido Gozzano: Memory and Innovation

Felice Casorati, Il sogno del melograno
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The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the poetry of Guido Gozzano (1883-1916) with an international conference to be held in Philadelphia October 29-30, 2015

Date: 29 October 2015 - 30 October 2015

Italian Through Art: A Pedagogical Seminar

L'arte con Mati e Dada Gioconda

If you teach Italian and you love art, join us Friday October 23, 12-4:30pm, to discover how you can use art in your Italian classroom or Italian in your art classroom. 

Date: 23 October 2015

British Patriotism in Italian Opera: The Cultural Translations of Caractacus (1759-1797)

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A Salvatori Lecture and Opera Workshop by Lilly Kass

Date: 23 October 2015

The Somali Italian Literary Encounter

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Simone Brioni will present his short La quarta via, based on Somali writer Kaha Mohamed Aden's memories of Mogadishu, and his new book, The Somali Within: Language, Race and Belonging in ‘Minor’ Italian Literature (Legenda: 2015)

Date: 16 October 2015