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Isabella Szpigiel Awarded Amici Prize!

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Isabella Szpigiel, candidate for B.A. in Psychology and for the Minors in Theatre Arts and Consumer Psychology (attending this spring ITAL180, Italian Conversation, taught by Lilllyrose Veneziano Broccia), has been awarded the Amici Prize 2019. Isabella will travel to Ravenna to collaborate with the Teatro delle Albe, the theatre company directed by Marco Martinelli and Ermanna Montanari, who visited Penn in February.

Mario Sassi Awarded Newberry Fellowship

Ph.D. student Mario Sassi received a fellowship to attend the 2019 Mellon Summer Institute for Italian Paleography at the Newberry Library in Chicago. He will participate in the three-week institute, which offers intensive training in the reading and transcription of handwritten Italian vernacular texts from the late medieval through the early modern periods.

Luna Sarti, Dean's Scholar!

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Congratulations to Luna Sarti, Ph.D. Candidate in Italian Studies, for being selected as a 2019 Penn Arts and Sciences Dean's Scholar. This prestigious award is given to nine SAS graduate students per year "who exhibit exceptional academic performance and intellectual promise." It's a richly deserved honor!

Graduate Students Meet in Reading Group Mil@p

MIL@P is a graduate student-run organization that welcomes all graduate students from any department and background. This semester the group focuses on Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince. The meetings take place in Van Pelt 625 on Wednesdays from 6 to 7. This semester mil@p meets on: February 6, 20, 27, on March 13 and 27, and on April 3.

Italian Studies Launches New Journal on Dante

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Published online with the support of the Penn Libraries, Bibliotheca Dantesca is the result of a collaboration among the students of Penn’s Italian Studies doctoral program, its faculty, and the Center for Italian Studies.

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Recent Events

Colloquium: David Wallace on Dante's Lives (Cherpack)

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David Wallace, Judith Rodin Professor of English at Penn and President of the Medieval Society of America, will conclude the event series for the academic year with a talk entitled Lives of Dante: Why Now?

Date: 25 April 2019

Vittorini Awards for Excellence in Italian (516 Williams)

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You are cordially invited to the 2019 Vittorini Awards Celebration!

Monday, April 22nd, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Room 516 Williams Hall

 

The America-Italy Society of Philadelphia

The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Italian Studies & The Department of Romance Languages

 

Present

 

THE VITTORINI AWARDS 2019

 

Program:

 

Welcome from Italian Studies

Mauro Calcagno, Director of The Center for Italian Studies

Eva Del Soldato, Graduate Chair

Date: 22 April 2019