Upcoming Events

Thu Mar 22, 2018

Ravarino Lecture: "Hidden Spaces, Private Lives: Getting Inside the Italian Renaissance Home" - Abigail Brundin (Cambridge)

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Location: Nanovic Seminar Room (1050 Nanovic Hall)

Annual Ravarino Lecture

How do we penetrate the Renaissance home? While we know plenty about the grand palazzi of the ruling classes, more ordinary households cannot be adequately encompassed in any one type of source nor by means of a single approach. Through the study of books, buildings, objects, spaces, images and archives, the private lives of Renaissance Italians can be glimpsed in snatches. This talk presents the results of a 4-year interdisciplinary study, using such fragments and glimpses to build a picture of domestic activities. 

Abigail Brundin is co-Chair of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge, a Reader in Early Modern Literature and Culture, and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. 

Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and by the William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante Studies.

Fri Mar 23, 2018

Changing Histories of the State

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana

This conference brings together historians of the US and Europe, from the 17th to 19th centuries, in a comparative conversation on ‘the state of The State’ in our respective historiographies. "Changing Histories of the State" is sponsored by the University of Notre Dame Department of History with the support of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. More information may be found on the conference website

Sat Mar 24, 2018

Changing Histories of the State

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana

This conference brings together historians of the US and Europe, from the 17th to 19th centuries, in a comparative conversation on ‘the state of The State’ in our respective historiographies. "Changing Histories of the State" is sponsored by the University of Notre Dame Department of History with the support of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. More information may be found on the conference website

Sun Mar 25, 2018

Changing Histories of the State

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana

This conference brings together historians of the US and Europe, from the 17th to 19th centuries, in a comparative conversation on ‘the state of The State’ in our respective historiographies. "Changing Histories of the State" is sponsored by the University of Notre Dame Department of History with the support of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. More information may be found on the conference website

Thu Mar 29, 2018

Research Seminar: "Atlantic Libraries: Renaissance Italy and the American Colonies" (Diego Pirillo, UC Berkeley)

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Location: Rare Books and Special Collections

The Italian Research Seminar

Diego Pirillo (UC Berkeley) - "Atlantic Libraries: Renaissance Italy and the American Colonies"

 

By studying several private and public libraries in colonial America this talk will present the first findings of a larger project that studies the circulation of books, ideas and knowledge in the Protestant Atlantic and investigates the many ways in which early American readers collected, appropriated and manipulated Italian Renaissance texts. Diego Pirillo (Ph.D., Scuola Normale Superiore) is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

The talk will be followed by a discussion and a reception. Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies.

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Sat Apr 14, 2018