Quakers Days - April 19th

Please join us for an open house with French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese in Williams Hall 543 (Cherpack Seminar Room).Thursday, April 19th from 10:30AM-12:00PM.

Date: 19 April 2018

Conference: Strategies of Authority in Med. and Ren. Europe (Kislak)

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On April 16-17, 2018, the Center for Italian Studies and the Italian Studies Section of the Romance Languages Department will host "Strategies of Authority in Medieval and Renaissance Europe."

See full program

Date: 16 April 2018 - 17 April 2018

Colloquium: Lodovica Braida (Cherpack)

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Lodovica Braida, Università Statale di Milano, Title: "Carlo Goldoni and the Construction of the Authorship." In collaboration with the Seminar on the History of Material Texts. 

Date: 12 April 2018

Colloquium: Lodovica Braida (Kislak)

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Lodovica Braida (Università Statale di Milano) for the Seminar on the History of Material Texts. Title: “'Dangerous Books.' Italian Epistolary Collections in Sixteenth Century: Censorship and Self-censorship." 

Between the 1530s and the end of the sixteenth century, the Italian book market, especially in Venice, was invaded by hundreds of editions of epistolary collections. Such books were presented under a variety of headings, but the common aim was always the same: to popularize models of letter-writing in proper Italian vernacular. 

Date: 9 April 2018

POSTPONED to F18 - Colloquium: David A. Lines (Kislak)

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David A. Lines (University of Warwick) will present a paper entitled "Renaissance Humanism and Universities: The Case of Bologna", based on his forthcoming book Reshaping Learning in Early Modern Italy: Arts and Medicine in the University of Bologna, c. 1400-c. 1750.

Date: 27 March 2018

Colloquium: Gur Zak (Cherpack)

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Prof. Gur Zak, who heads the Department of General and Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will present a talk entitled: "Umana cosa è aver compassion: Compassion and Literary Empathy in Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio." This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty Working Group in Global Medieval Studies

Date: 26 March 2018

A Celebration of Prof. Chris Poggi (Chemistry Building)

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We are very pleased to announce a symposium in honor of Prof. Christine Poggi, a distinguished art historian who, until last spring, served in the Italian Studies faculty and on the Advisory Board of the Center for Italian Studies. Now Professor Emerita in the History of Art Department, Prof. Poggi became the Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in September 2017. We look forward to welcoming her back.

Date: 23 March 2018

Colloquium: Giancarlo Lombardi (Cherpack)

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The Colloquium series welcomes Prof. Giancarlo Lombardi (City University of New York) who this semester is Visiting Professor in Italian Studies here at Penn. Prof.

Date: 19 March 2018

Colloquium: Andrea Leone Pizzighella (Cherpack)

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Ph.D. candidate Andrea Leone Pizzighella (Graduate School of Education) will share with us her fascinating research conducted in Italy thanks to a Salvatori Research Award assigned by the Center for Italian Studies in 2016-17. Her talk is entitled: "L'interrogazione and the Linguistics of Academic Performance in Italian Secondary Schools."

Here's an abstract of her paper:

Date: 15 March 2018

Italian Election Roundtable (Perry World House)

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What happened? Why did it happen? How will this impact the E.U.? The refugee crisis? Italy overall? Join us for this post-mortem on the Italian election at the World Forum of the Perry World House. Panelists: 

Mauro Calcagno, Director, Center for Italian Studies

Alessandro Dovis, Assistant Professor of Economics at Penn

Date: 12 March 2018