A semester with Carlo Ginzburg (event 1)

The Center for Italian Studies, the Italian Studies Section of the Department of Romance Languages, and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts welcome distinguished historian

Carlo Ginzburg (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

for a series of online lectures and conversations.

Registration and more information is available at



Tuesday, 2/23, 12pm EST:


“Reproduction/Reproduction: An Experiment in Historical Anthropology (on Dante)”


Prof. Ginzburg argues that the double meaning of the word “reproduction”—biological reproduction, on the one hand; replication of objects, on the other—provides a fruitful approach to some of the crucial themes of Dante’s Inferno, as well as to Dante’s reflection on his own work.



Following events in this series: 
  • Tuesday, 3/2, noon: Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Lecture, hosted by the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies: “Microhistory and Global History" - A Conversation with Professor Francesca Trivellato (Institute for Advanced Study)
  • Tuesday, 3/16, noon: “Moulding the People: Machiavelli, Michelangelo”
  • Tuesday, 4/6, noon: “On Montaigne. The Wave, the Diagram: Depicting Life (and Death)”
  • Tuesday, 4/13, noon: Annenberg Seminar in History: “Morphology and History" - A Conversation with Professor Roger Chartier (History, Penn)
The series is co-sponsored, at Penn, by the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies; the Department of History; the Workshop in the History of Material Texts; and the Jewish Studies Program’s Kutchin Seminar Series;
and by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University for the talks on 2/23, 3/16, 4/6.
Carlo Ginzburg
23 February 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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