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New Publications by Prof. Del Soldato on Early Modern Italy

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Assistant Professor Eva Del Soldato has just published a co-edited volume and an article in the most prestigious journal of intellectual history.

Italian Studies celebrates Romeo Castellucci

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The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, together with the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Department of Music, and the Cinema Studies Program, sponsors two academic events (November 20 and 21) devoted to one of the world's most renown experimental theater and opera director, Romeo Castellucci.

Mauro Calcagno Director of the Center for Italian Studies

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The School of Arts & Sciences has appointed Associate Professor Mauro Calcagno as Director of the Center for Italian Studies. Prof. Calcagno, who joined Penn in 2014, received his training in Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Rome, in Piano at the Conservatory S. Cecilia, and in Musicology at Yale.

PPEH Fellowship to Luna Sarti!

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Third-year graduate student Luna Sarti has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities for 2017-18. Luna's project as Graduate Research Fellow will focus on the Tiber river, the Arno river, and the Venice lagoon.

Penfield Fellowship 2017-2018

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We are happy to announce that the Penfield Dissertation Research Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year has been awarded to Vanessa Di Maggio. Vanessa is working on a dissertation that explores Dante and History. Congratulations, Vanessa, and a propitiatory toast to your dissertation research!

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Upcoming Events

Screening, with Introduction (Annenberg)

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Full screening of the film "Orphée et Eurydice," opera by C.W. Gluck, directed by Romeo Castellucci and produced by Brussels’ La Monnaie in 2014. Introduced by Dr. Piersandra di Matteo, dramaturge for the production. Film running time: 90'

Date: 20 November 2017

Screening and Conversation (Cherpack)

Monteverdi/Gibbons: Il Combattimento, Romeo Castellucci, 2000, photo L. del Pia

Piersandra Di Matteo and Mauro Calcagno discuss the version of Claudio Monteverdi’s Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (text by Tasso) first presented at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Bruxelles in 2001 by today’s renown experimental theater and opera director Date: 21 November 2017

Recent Events

Colloquium (Kislak)

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The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies and the Center for Italian Studies are pleased to present Dr. Stefano Dall'Aglio (Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Leeds and SIMS Fellow).

Date: 16 November 2017

Rare Book Exhibit (Kislak)

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Join us for a delightful one-day exhibit organized by the Center for Italian Studies with the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts in the occasion of the "Settimana della cucina italiana" (Italian cuisine week) organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia. Curated by Prof. Eva Del Soldato, Dr. Natale Vacalebre, and Dr. Marina Johnston, with the generous assistance of Lynne Farrington (Senior Curator, Kislak Center) and John Pollack (Library Specialist, Public Services). Free admission.

Date: 13 November 2017