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CILS Certificate of Italian as Foreign Language

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New! A CILS Preparation Course will be offered on Wednesdays March 11-June 10, 6-8pm.

Click here for more information and to download the registration form for the CILS Preparation Course.

Penn-in-Venice: Applications in Full Swing!

Carlo Goldoni

Don't miss the opportunity to study the Italian language and culture, history and art history, living and breathing Italian life in one of the most magical cities in the world. Applications to Penn-in-Venice 2015 are now open and can be accessed here. The program, which will run from May 30 to July 11, was created for Penn students but is open also to applicants from other universities. 

Congratulations to Eva Del Soldato!

Eva del Soldato, Graduate Chair, has been awarded a Franklin Research Grant by the American Philosophical Society. It is an important recognition of her current project on "Vernacular Philosophy in Sixteenth Century Italy: The Printer, the Duke, and the Physician". Thanks to the grant she will be conducting research in Tuscany and the Abruzzi this summer.

ISSNAF Award for the Humanities 2015

ISSNAF and laFondazioneNY are pleased to announce the 2015 Award for the Humanities. The competition is open to all Italian researchers born after April 1970 and working primarily in the USA and Canada in the field of Cinema Studies and the Performing Arts. Please read on for all information.

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Upcoming Events

Past and Future under a Fascist Obelisk: Aurelio Amatucci's Codex fori Mussolini

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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

Gender, Power, Translation: Cartographies of Early Italian Opera in Europe’s East

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A lecture by Katharina Piechocki, Harvard University

Date: 2 April 2015

Opera Workshop: From "musica reservata" to Early Opera: Memoria, Pronunciatio and the Art of Singing from Memory

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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

Tutto parla di te: Difficult Maternity and Cinema

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A lecture by Stefania Benini on Alina Marazzi and women, mothers and daughters, in Italian cinema.

Date: 15 April 2015

Mind and imagination

A seminar by Riccardo Viale on "Brain Driven Bounded Creativity", bridging the humanities and neuroscience. A discussion will follow on the what the humanities can contribute to research in neuroscience.

Date: 17 April 2015

Vittorini Prize and Italian Showcase

A celebration of Italian Undergraduate Excellence

Date: 21 April 2015

Philadelphia: The World War I Years

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A book presentation and lecture by Peter John Williams. Visit http://philadelphiawwiyears.com for a preview.

Date: 23 April 2015

Opera Workshop: Early Twentieth-Century Opera and the New Cinematic Medium

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Christin Thomas, Yale University, will discuss the response of the early twentieth-century opratic world to the rise of the new cinematic medium.

Date: 1 May 2015

Racconti

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Jonathan Galassi and Fabio Finotti present Alain Elkann's latest book, Racconti (Bompiani 2014), in conversation with the author.

Date: 2 October 2015

Recent Events

Religious Identity in Venice from the Renaissance to Contemporary Cinema

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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 MeA Spiritual Quest in a Secluded Venice".

Date: 26 March 2015

Il giovane favoloso: Leopardi on Screen

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U.S. premiere of Il giovane favolosoAlessandra 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