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Eva Del Soldato - Ancient Masks, Modern Ideas"

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Eva Del Soldato’s project "Ancient Masks, Modern Ideas: Plato and Aristotle in the Early Modern Age" has received a Trustees’ Council of Penn Women (TCPW) faculty research fellowship, awarded by the Alice Paul Center. Professor Del Soldato will use this prestigious award to work in European and American libraries and archives and she will present her research at the Alice Paul Center in 2017. 

Mapping the Divine Comedy

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The first interactive map of the places of Dante's Commedia has been created by Andrea Gazzoni as part of a project funded by the Price Lab for Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. A set of layers allows users to explore the map according to different parameters, with  pop-up cards describing each mention of a place and quoting Dante’s text. Find more information and visit it at http://www.mappingdante.com/

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Upcoming Events

XXII AISLLI Conference: Errors and Mistakes. 3-4 November 2016

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The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will host the XXII annual conference of the Associazione Internazionale di Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana (AISLLI) in an interdisciplinary key, on the theme of "Errors and Mistakes". The conference will be held in Philadelphia 3-4 November 2016.

Date: 3 November 2016 - 4 November 2016

Witches and Fairies before and after Ariosto

Dosso Dossi, Circe and her lovers in a landscape

 

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the publication of Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, the Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania celebrates the poet with an international interdisciplinary conference to be held 13-14 April 2017.

Date: 13 April 2017 - 14 April 2017

Recent Events

Italian through Science and Technology

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If you teach Italian and you love science and technology, or you teach science and technology and love Italian, join us Friday April 29, 12-4pm, to discover how you can use science and technology in your Italian classroom or introduce elements of Italian in your science and technology classroom.

Date: 29 April 2016

Vittorini Award Ceremony

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The annual celebration of undergraduate excellence in Italian. The winners of this year's Vittorini Prize will be honored in a brief cerimony, and students in Italian will present samples of their work. The event is organized thanks to the generous support of the American Italy Society.

Date: 27 April 2016