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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.

Tommaso De Robertis Awarded Prize of the Boccaccio Association

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First-year graduate student Tommaso de Robertis has won the Giuseppe Velli Prize, awarded by the American Boccaccio Association to the best essay on Boccaccio made by a graduate student in any American or Canadian University. The winning essay will also be automatically considered for publication in Heliotropia, the American Boccaccio Association journal, and Tommaso's essay will appear in the next issue of the journal.

Check out the new website of the Center!

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The Center for Italian Studies maintains a presence in this website (see here). But it has now developed new sections at: http://web.sas.upenn.edu/cis/

New Publications by Prof. Del Soldato on Early Modern Italy

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Assistant Professor Eva Del Soldato has just published a co-edited volume and an article in the most prestigious journal of intellectual history.

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.

Italian Studies celebrates Romeo Castellucci

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The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, together with the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Department of Music, and the Cinema Studies Program, sponsors two academic events (November 20 and 21) devoted to one of the world's most renowned experimental theater and opera director, Romeo Castellucci.

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.

Screening and Conversation (Cherpack)

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"Dancing with the Past: Ingmar Bergman and Donya Feuer’s version of Claudio Monteverdi’s Ballo delle ingrate (1976)."

Speaker: 
Mark Franko (Temple University)
Date: 
2 November 2017

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. 

Speaker: 
Kristina Marie Olson (George Mason University)
Date: 
19 October 2017

Colloquium (Kislak)

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

Speaker: 
Stefano Dall'Aglio
Date: 
16 November 2017