In the early twentieth century Albert Einstein discovered that time could stretch and space bend, and a multi-dimensional mathematics would eventually be needed to describe the cosmos that his physics predicted. In this lecture, Professor Egginton shows how, by confronting some of the greatest metaphysical problems of their day, Dante and the theol...

The contemporary reimagining of the 14th century poem is among the first projects being developed by head of originals Lauren Corrao. Freeform, on the heels of its Pretty Little Liars and Cloak and Dagger cancellations, is looking to put a new spin on one of the most famous poems ever. The Disney-owned basic cable network has put a contemporary rei...

Thursday October 3. 6:30 pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli - Marimò, 24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. Organized by Prof. Alison Cornish, "Dante and..." is a series of lectures that focus on Dante's relevance in today's world. In ENGLISH. Admission: free; Member seat reservation is exclusively for Casa Italiana members. General RSVP is for the general publ...

Seven hundred years on, the question of where Dante’s remains should be kept remains divisive and one more cause for polemica (controversy). The dispute started after La Repubblica, Italy’s major daily, published an article hinting at ongoing negotiations, happening ‘behind the scenes,’ between the city administrations of Ravenna and Florence, to t...

Fra un paio di settimane, il 16 giugno, si terrà il Bloomsday, la festa dedicata a Leopold Bloom e al suo creatore, James Joyce. Chiamarla festa è riduttivo, perché l’occasione mette insieme ogni anno letture pubbliche, lezioni, spettacoli, convegni, mostre, appuntamenti conviviali, pranzi, cene e bevute: in onore dell’Ulisse, il capolavoro dello s...

Wednesday June 5, 5:30 pm. Sponsored by John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, Manhattan, NY. Admission: free; open to the public Contact: Dante in Italiano 212 966-3245 danteinitalianonyc@yahoo.com The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY is hosting a group...

Thursday, April 25 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Gasson Hall, Room 305, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. This talk will tell the story of how one hundred illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy by the Florentine artist Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) went missing for hundreds of years, and how their dramatic acquisition for the newly unified German nation by the art h...

Wednesday 03/06/2019 - 7:00pm - Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8604. A lecture by Ambrogio Camozzi Pistoja, Harvard University. Dante is one of the greatest satirists of all time. His satire challenged and reshaped moral, legal, and linguistic boundaries. Popes, kings and members of Italy's most powerful famil...

Wednesday, 02/27/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò - 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8604. A lecture by Ron Herzman, SUNY Geneseo. Why does Dante still speak to us with great urgency and power, and how is it that he remains accessible despite the seemingly-vast distance in time and culture between his world and ours? Ron Herzman i...

You might say that we’re in the middle of the journey of our life: My wife and I reached our 25th wedding anniversary last year. To celebrate, we went to Italy. We put Florence on the itinerary because we wanted to see Brunelleschi’s dome, Leonardo’s paintings, and Michelangelo’s statue of David. But we also had a special reason for traveling to Fl...