Join us in Florence with Penn-in-Florence!

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

The Italian Studies section at the University of Pennsylvania is proud to announce the beginning of Penn-in-Florence, our Summer program!

Our program in Florence allows students to improve their language skills while enjoying an immersive experience in Italian history and culture. Florence offers a wide array of resources for students, including world-renowned libraries and museums, culinary traditions, and fashion hubs. It is also a very livable city, with accommodations and places of interest all in walking distance.

The Applications open on November 15, 2021!

Camilla Hawthorne, Abolition Geographies in the Black Mediterranean

Camilla Hawthorne

We are pleased to welcome Professor Camilla Hawthorne (UC Santa Cruz) for a talk titled "Abolition Geographies in the Black Mediterranean."

 

When: November 18, 2021 - 5 PM (EST)

Where: On Zoom, see link

 

Registration required for the Zoom event: click here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Speaker: 
Camilla Hawthorne
Date: 
18 November 2021

MIL@P and Lo cunto de li cunti

Giambattista Basile

The graduate students in Italian Studies are proud to announce the fourth year of “Masterpiece of Italian Literature @ Penn,” a graduate-led group that aims to read literary texts that have played a pivotal role in global literature.

Professor Eva Del Soldato at the University of Bergamo in Summer 2022

Cappella Colleoni in Bergamo

Professor Eva Del Soldato has been awarded a STaRS Programme Visiting Professorship in the Department of Literature, Philosophy, and Communication at the Università degli Studi di Bergamo (Summer 2022). In Bergamo, professor Del Soldato will have the opportunity to work at the historical Biblioteca Mai, collecting material for her current project on lovesickness in Counterreformation Italy.

Italian Studies PhD Students Shine at Penn

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Doctoral students Natale Vacalebre and Luna Sarti have recently earned prestigious recognitions for their scholarly projects. Vacalebre has been awarded the first annual Stallybrass Prize in the History of Material Texts for his paper “Divine Markets: Producing, Selling and Reading Dante’s Commedia in the Early Typographic Age." Sarti has been awarded the GAPSA-Provost Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation for her project “Mapping Labor and Water in Medieval Florence: An Experiment in Historical Imagination.” Congratulations Natale and Luna!

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Italian Studies @ Penn

Italian Studies at Penn embraces research and teaching concerning agents, people and institutions--with related linguistic, intellectual and artistic objects and media--mostly originating from Italian-speaking geographical areas and featuring relationships with the Italian language, its dialects, and the Latinate tradition, from the Medieval period to today.  

Italian Studies considers itself as both autonomous and in relationship with a constellation of other disciplines and scholars located in a variety of Penn departments (including English, Classical Studies, History, Music, History of Art, and Political Science among others), programs (e.g., Cinema and Media Studies, Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, Global Medieval and Renaissance Studies), centers (e.g., Gender Sexuality & Women, Africana Studies, Wolf Humanities), schools (e.g., Wharton, Design), and libraries (esp. the Kislak Center). 

Research and teaching areas currently developed by the Italian Studies Unit, in collaboration with the Center for Italian Studies, include

a) the tre corone (Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio), 

b) the Renaissance and early modern periods,

c) book and manuscript studies,

d) performance and media studies,

e) race and migration issues, and

f) Mediterranean studies.

Please find here a description of our graduate program, and here one of our undergraduate degree.