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Penn-in-Venice

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The early application deadline for Penn-in-Venice has passed but rolling admissions go on, http://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/locations/abroad/venice. Do not miss the opportunity to spend 6 glorious weeks studying Italian and acquainting yourself with Italian culture in Venice, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

New deadline! ISSNAF-La Fondazione NY Award for the Humanities 2014

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The deadline to propose a manuscript in consideration for the ISSNAF – La Fondazione NY Award for the Humanities 2014 has been postponed to April 25. The award acknowledges the research of young Italian scholars in North America whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative and honors their country of origin.

Stefania Benini wins Harvard's Lauro de Bosis Fellowship

[image of Prof. Benini]Prof. Stefania Benini, Undergraduate Chair of Italian, has won Harvard's prestigious Lauro de Bosis Postdoctoral Fellowship aimed at supporting research in any aspect of Italian culture, history, and society. 

Working hard to promote Italian

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In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and under Alessandra Mirra's coordination, our graduate students are working very hard and  very successfully to promote the teaching of Italian in k-12 Philadelphia schools. Comments from teachers and students at the schools they visited have been wonderful. Read some of their thank you notes here.

New addition!

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We congratulate Dr. Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia and her family for their special new addition. Little Xiomaro joined big brother Zenoby last Monday, April 14. Ben arrivato!

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Upcoming Events

Vittorini Prize Ceremony

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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

The Myth of the Great War: An International Conference

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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.  The conference is organized by Fabio Finotti, Christine Poggi, Jonathan Steinberg, Cristina Benussi, and Luca Badini Confalonieri with the collaboration of the Università degli Studi di Trieste, the Università degli Studi di Torino, and the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, and under the auspices of the Italian Embassy in Washington DC. / Il convegno internazionale "Il mito della Grande Guerra: mito e realtà della Prima Guerra Mondiale" si terrà il 24-25 aprile 2014 a Filadelfia, al Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, per commemorare il centenario del conflitto.  L'evento è organizzato da Fabio Finotti, Christine Poggi, Jonathan Steinberg, Cristina Benussi e Luca Badini Confalonieri con la collaborazione dell'Università degli Studi di Trieste, l'Università degli Studi di Torino, e il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Filadelfia, sotto gli auspici dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington.

Date: 24 April 2014 - 25 April 2014

Recent Events

Salvatori Lecture

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"Operation and Repertoire: The Textuality of Commedia dell'Arte Scenarios", a Salvatori Lecture by Andrea Gazzoni. 

Date: 16 April 2014

Viva la libertà

Italian Director Roberto Andò presents his latest film

Viva la libertà | Roberto Andò | 2013

Date: 7 April 2014