Carlo Ginzburg's two-week residency (Italian/Kislak) [POSTPONED]

We're thrilled to announce that distinguished historian Carlo Ginzburg (Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa) has accepted the joint invitation of the Center for Italian Studies, the Italian Studies Section, and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, to return to our campus after his successful Rosenbach Lectures held in September of last year. Prof. Ginzburg will be at Penn for a two-week residency this spring. 




Tue., March 31, 5pm, Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Room 602 VanPelt-Dietrich Library Center (Kislak Center).

Twenty-Third Annual Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Lecture hosted by the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

“Microhistory and Global History”: A Conversation with Prof. Francesca Trivellato (Institute for Advanced Study).


Wed., April 1, 12pm, American Philosophical Society, 105 South Fifth Street.

“Lunch at the Library” event. Prof. Ginzburg will be inducted as a member of the APS (lunch event). Please contact Prof. Eva Del Soldato at if you plan to participate.


Tue., April 7, 4:30 pm, Department of History, College Hall 209.

Annenberg Seminar in History. "Morphology and History": A Conversation with Prof. Roger Chartier (History, Penn)


Wed.-Fri., April 8-10: seminars for doctoral students (Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Kislak Center, Henry Charles Lea Library)

Wed., 4/8, 5-7pm: "Mise en abyme: A Reflection on Dante"

Thu., 4/9, 5-7pm: "Forging the People: Machiavelli, Michelangelo"

Fri., 4/10, 4-6pm: "Machiavelli between Past and Future. Re-reading André Joly's Dialogue aux Enfers" (new title!)

Please contact Prof. Del Soldato at if you plan to participate.


Mon., April 13, 5:15pm, Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Room 602 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (Kislak Center).

Seminar for the Workshop in the History of Material Texts:

“Sterne’s Punctuation, Once Again: A Comparative Approach”


This event is co-sponsored by the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies and by the Department of History. We are grateful for the support of the Departments of English, Art History, Classics, and Romance Languages; the Programs in Comparative Literature and in Jewish Studies; and the American Philosophical Society (APS).

31 March 2020
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

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