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Luna Sarti Publishes in JHIBlog

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Luna Sarti, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Italian Studies program and a Summer Fellow in the Penn Program for Environmental Humanities, has published "Systems of Water: Histories of a Cycle That Never Was" in the blog of the Journal of the History of Ideas.

Prof. Carlo Ginzburg Visits Penn and Italian Studies

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On Sept. 28, at the end of a wonderful week featuring his three Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography at the Kislak Center, distinguished historian Carlo Ginzburg (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) was invited by Prof. Eva Del Soldato to meet with the graduate students in the doctoral program in Italian Studies, with whom he generously shared ideas and experiences. A memorable event for all involved!

Prof. Del Soldato Interviewed by Forbes Magazine

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Assistant Professor of Italian Studies Eva Del Soldato comments in Forbes on the unique, experience-centered approach Starbucks took when opening its first Italian location in Milan. See article here. This semester Prof.

AATI Prize Awarded to Nick Demarie

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Undergraduate student Nicholas Demarie, minoring in Italian Studies, has been awarded the first prize in the College Essay Contest of the American Association of Teachers of Italian for his essay "Dio, la materia, l’uomo: L’originalità del pensiero di Giulio Cesare Vanini (1585-1619)," written for the course ITAL540, "Plato and Aristotle in the Renaissance” (Prof. Eva Del Soldato). Bravissimo, Nick! 

Prof. Del Soldato, 2019 Senior Visiting Professor of Philosophy in Milan

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Professor Eva Del Soldato has been awarded a Senior Visiting Professorship in the Philosophy Department “Piero Martinetti” at the Università Statale of Milan for the summer of 2019. In Milan, professor Del Soldato will conduct research in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, one of Europe’s most important repositories of antique books and manuscripts. She will also teach a course on the comparationes between Plato and Aristotle as a philosophical genre in the early modern period.

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Upcoming Events

Colloquium: Inaugural Della Valle Lecture in Dante Studies - Alison Cornish (Van Pelt 627)

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Prof. Alison Cornish, who was recently appointed Professor of Italian Studies at New York University, will inaugurate the annual Imelda Della Valle Lectures in Dante Studies with a talk on "Sonus qui non est vox: Sound and Voice in Dante." The soundscape of the Divine Comedy is both vocal and nonvocal.  Professor Cornish's paper explores how Dante exploits what for his culture was a nontrivial distinction.

Please note the location of the event. 

Date: 18 October 2018

Masterpieces of Italian Literature at Penn (MIL@P)

First meeting for the Masterpieces of Italian Literature at Penn (MIL@P) Reading group. Wednesday, October 24th at 6-7pm in Van Pelt 625. 

Date: 24 October 2018

Colloquium: Prof. Naomi André on opera and race (Music Building)

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We are excited to announce that Prof. Naomi André (University of Michigan), a distinguished scholar of Italian opera and of related issues of gender and race, will present a talk entitled

“Black Opera and Verdi: Ulrica, Aida, and Otello”

Date: 25 October 2018

Masterpieces of Italian Literature at Penn (MIL@P)

Masterpieces of Italian Literature at Penn (MIL@P) Reading group meeting

 

Wednesday, Novmber 7th at 6-7pm in Van Pelt 625

Date: 7 November 2018

Colloquium: David Lines on Humanism in Bologna (Van Pelt 627)

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David A. Lines (University of Warwick) will present a paper entitled "Renaissance Humanism and Universities: The Case of Bologna", based on his forthcoming book Reshaping Learning in Early Modern Italy: Arts and Medicine in the University of Bologna, c. 1400-c. 1750. Please note location! 

Date: 8 November 2018

Recent Events

Talk: Nick Malgieri on desserts (Van Pelt, class of '55)

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Renown chef and author Nick Malgieri will talk on "Pasticceria: Stories and images of Italian sweets." With degustazione! Please note location. 

Nick Malgieri is the retired founder of baking programs at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Author of 12 books about baking and desserts, he is still traveling, teaching, and lecturing on various baking and dessert-related topics. Born to Italian parents, Malgieri has been fascinated by the sweets of Italy since childhood.

Date: 9 October 2018

Talk and Screening: Stefano Tomassini on Ronconi's staging of Orlando Furioso (Williams Hall, 516)

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New York Furioso. Luca Ronconi at Bryant Park

Date: 20 September 2018