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Isabella Szpigiel C'19 in Ravenna!

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Isabella Szpigiel, who earned this summer her B.A. in Psychology and the Minors in Theatre Arts and Consumer Psychology (attending last spring ITAL180, Italian Conversation), travelled to Italy in June and July thanks to the Amici Prize 2019, awarded by the Center for Italian Studies. Enjoy her wonderful report here!

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 - First Meeting: Wed. Oct. 2 @5pm in Van Pelt 625

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MIL@P is a graduate student-run organization that welcomes all graduate students from any department and background. We particularly encourage those from history, political science, cultural studies, economics, romance languages, philosophy, and law, but all are welcome.

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

Laura Benedetti (Georgetown Univ.) on Venice and Cairo in the Renaissance

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On Tuesday April 27 at noon EST, we're excited to welcome Prof. Laura Benedetti from Georgetown University, who will give a talk entitled

"Mediterranean Diplomacy in the Early Sixteenth Century: Domenico Trevisan’s Journey from Venice to Cairo."

To register plese use:

Date: 27 April 2021

Diego Pirillo (UC Berkeley) on 18th-century Philadelphia

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Prof. Diego Pirillo (University of California, Berkeley)

“The Republic of Letters in 18th-century Philadelphia.”

Part of the Workshop in the History of Material Texts. For the Zoom link please sign up for the listserv of the Workshop at https://pennmaterialtexts.org/about/

Date: 12 April 2021