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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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Upcoming Events

Black Lives Matter Italy, with Fred Kudjo Kuwornu

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“Black Lives Matter Italy and The Legacy of Colonialism,” multimedia lecture by Fred Kudjo Kuwornu (filmmaker, activist, educator, producer). For the Zoom link, please contact Dr. Rossella di Rosa (Undergraduate Chair, Italian Studies) at dirosa@sas.upenn.edu

Date: 28 January 2021

A semester with Carlo Ginzburg (event 1)

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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 will be available in the following weeks at

Date: 23 February 2021

A semester with Carlo Ginzburg (event 2)

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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)

 

Date: 2 March 2021

A semester with Carlo Ginzburg (event 3)

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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. All events are at noon.

Date: 16 March 2021

A semester with Carlo Ginzburg (event 4)

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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. All events are at noon.

Date: 6 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

A semester with Carlo Ginzburg (event 5)

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Join us for the last event in the series sponsored by 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 

Carlo Ginzburg (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

Date: 13 April 2021

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

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Prof. Laura Benedetti (Georgetown University):

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

The Zoom link will be posted closer to the meeting.

Date: 27 April 2021

Recent Events

Prof. Ann Moyer Book Celebration

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Congratulations to Prof.

Date: 26 January 2021

Multimedia concert "Island of Peoples" (Fisher-Bennett Hall) [POSTPONED]

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Island of Peoples is a multimedia concert based on stories of immigrants coming to the United States and draws inspiration and material from the stories of the Ellis Island Oral Histories, a project of the Ellis Island Museum, that preserves and collect interviews of US immigrants who went through Ellis Island between 1900 and 1954. The concert includes original material obtained directly from actual immigrant interviews.

Date: 27 April 2020