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Alain Elkann to Receive the 2016 Pannunzio Prize

Alain Elkann Premio Pannunzio 2016

Alain Elkann will receive the 2016 Pannunzio Prize at a ceremony to be held at Palazzo Ceriana Mayneri in Torino, Italy, Friday 2 December. The Pannunzio Prize is awarded to Italian cultural personalities who earn special distinction for their free spirit in journalism or the arts. The Center for Italian Studies congratulates Alain Elkann for this great achievement.

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 2017 are now open and can be accessed here. The program, which will run May 27 - July 8, was created for Penn students but is open also to applicants from other universities. 

Congratulations Suzanne Cassidy!

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We congratulate Suzanne Cassidy on her School of Arts and Sciences Recognition Award. The award recognizes SAS staff «who best represent the School's objectives for excellent performance.» 

COME LE ARMADURE E L'ARMI

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COME LE ARMADURE E L'ARMI. Per una storia delle antiche biblioteche della Compagnia di Gesù con il caso di Perugia [Like Armor and Arms. For a History of the ancient Libraries of the Society of Jesus with the case of Perugia] is our vey own Natale Vacalebre's new book (Olschki 2016, http://www.olschki.it/catalogo/autore/4190). Congratulations!

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Upcoming Events

New Italian Cinema 2016

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A free-admission film festival organized by the Cinema and Media Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, PI-Philly Italian Professionals in Philadelphia, and the International House of Philadelphia.
Date: 1 December 2016 - 4 December 2016

INFLUX

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Director Luca Vullo will present INFLUX, his documentary on Italians in London in Brexit times.

Date: 18 January 2017

Assistant Professor Candidate Lecture Series

Program to be announced.

Date: 1 February 2017

Patronage and Propaganda in Quattrocento Humanism: Francesco Filelfo for Duke and Pope

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Jeroen De Keyser, University of Leuven, will discuss Francesco Filelfo's propagandistic writings in his letters and in works from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Date: 28 March 2017

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 - In Italian and English.

Date: 13 April 2017 - 14 April 2017

Recent Events

The South is a True Paradise

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An evening of storytelling from Sicily and Calabria to Philadelphia with Italian poet and singer-songwriter Peppe Voltarelli.

Date: 30 November 2016