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PPEH Fellowship to Luna Sarti!

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Third-year graduate student Luna Sarti has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities for 2017-18. Luna's project as Graduate Research Fellow will focus on the Tiber river, the Arno river, and the Venice lagoon.

Mauro Calcagno Director of the Center for Italian Studies

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The School of Arts & Sciences has appointed Associate Professor Mauro Calcagno as Director of the Center for Italian Studies. Prof. Calcagno, who joined Penn in 2014, received his training in Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Rome, in Piano at the Conservatory S. Cecilia, and in Musicology at Yale.

Penfield Fellowship 2017-2018

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We are happy to announce that the Penfield Dissertation Research Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year has been awarded to Vanessa Di Maggio. Vanessa is working on a dissertation that explores Dante and History. Congratulations, Vanessa, and a propitiatory toast to your dissertation research!

2017 Huntsman Faculty Award to Eva Del Soldato

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Eva Del Soldato received the 2017 Huntsman Program Faculty Award for Language Professors at the Huntsman Program Senior Graduation Dinner, last Friday April 28. Traditionally, the Huntsman Faculty Award recipients are first nominated by students (across all four years) and then voted on by graduating seniors. This is a great recognition of professor Del Soldato's teaching. Congratulations!

Teaching English in Italian Schools

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Recent Italian Studies graduate Scott Altman is enjoying his experience teaching as an English language assistant in Mantova, Italy, with the SITE Internship Program. After a term in a Liceo Classico, Scott is now moving on to the Istituto Tecnico Mantegna. Check out their wonderful official welcome to Scott at http://itetmantegna.it/. Congratulazioni Scott!

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Upcoming Events

Italian Studies Colloquium (Williams)

The Italian Section of the Department of Romance Languages presents Prof. Kristina Marie Olson, Associate Professor of Italian in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at George Mason University. Her paper is entitled "Sartorial Poetics: Clothing and Politics in Dante and Boccaccio." The talk takes place in 543 Williams Hall (Cherpack Seminar Room) on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 5:30. 

Date: 19 October 2017

SIMS + CIS Colloquium (Van Pelt)

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies and the Center for Italian Studiesare pleased to present Dr. Stefano Dall'Aglio (Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Leeds and SIMS Fellow).

Date: 16 November 2017

Recent Events

Welcome back! (10-noon, Williams 516)

Please join us for the annual Italian Welcome Back Reception on Monday, Aug. 28, from 10am to 12noon in Williams 516!

Date: 28 August 2017

2017 Italian Showcase and Vittorini Prize

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A celebration of undergraduate excellence in Italian featuring students' presentations and the Vittorini Prize ceremony.

Date: 24 April 2017