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 Lent Term 2017

 

Please contact Hannah Malone (hom22@cam.ac.uk) to advertise Italy-related events in Cambridge, or to be added to the mailing list

The following research events are taking place this Lent term:

1.     CIRN Annual Lecture, Marina Warner at the Fitzwilliam Museum – with private view of Madonnas and Miracles exhibition

2.     Early Modern Economic and Social History Seminar

3.     Early Modern History Seminars

4.     Cambridge Medieval Art Seminar

5.     Italian Department Research Seminars

6.     CRASSH seminars

7.     Conference: Early Modern Viewers and Buildings in Motion

8.     Discussion Group at the Mill Pub on ‘Arabising influences at the Sicilian court of Federico II’

9.     Land Economy Departmental Seminar Series

 

Looking ahead to Easter Term:

1.     CIRN annual interdisciplinary symposium on ‘Crime and Punishment’

2.     Workshop, ‘Politicising the social and cultural in the history of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany’

3.     Filmmaker in residence, Gianfranco Rosi

 

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1.     CIRN Annual Lecture at the Fitzwilliam Museum with the writer Marina Warner and a private view of the Madonnas and Miracles exhibition

Monday 13 March 2017, 17:30-20:00, Fitzwilliam Museum, British Art 16-18th centuries (Gallery 3)

Marina Warner, ‘The Flight of the Holy House: Nazareth – Loreto – Walsingham’

 

Booking is essential. Fifty free tickets will be reserved for CIRN and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis by 1 March 2017. Further details will follow by email.

For details of the lecture: www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/calendar/whatson/marina-warner-flight-holy-house-nazareth-–-loreto-–-walsingham

 

For details of the Madonna and Miracles Exhibition linked to the ERC-funded Domestic Devotions project: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/madonnasandmiracles

 

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2.     Early Modern Economic and Social History Seminar

Thursday 19 January 2017, 5pm, Room 12, History Faculty

James Shaw (University of Sheffield), Women as creditors, debtors and intermediaries: the informal economy of credit in seventeenth-century Venice

 

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3.     Early Modern European History Seminars

Thursday 2 February 2017, 1-2 pm, Green Room, Gonville and Caius College

Emma Nicholls (Cambridge), Record-keeping as a tool of female self-formation in Early Modern Tuscany

 16 February 2017 

David Do Paço (Paris, Sciences Po), The Trouble with Community and Diaspora: Ottomans in Vienna and Trieste in the 18th century

Thursday 2 March 2017, 1-2 pm, Green Room, Gonville and Caius College

Felix Waldmann (Cambridge), Censorship and philosophy in the Two Sicilies, c. 1688-1767

Thursday 16 March 2017, 1-2 pm, Green Room, Gonville and Caius College

Sandra Cavallo (Royal Holloway, University of London), Space, Privacy and Gender in the early modern Italian Palace

 

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4.     Cambridge Medieval Art Seminar Series

Monday 20 February 2017, 17:30-19:00, History of Art Lecture room, Department of Architecture, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge

Peter Dent (University of Bristol), ‘'Domine dio fece scolpire questa croce' : Carving the Crucifix in Late Medieval Italy’

 

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5.     Italian Department Research Seminars

Monday 30th January,  5.15pm, Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Dr Jennifer Rushworth (University of Oxford): 'Acedia in Dante and Barthes'

Monday 13th February,  5.15pm, Outer Parlour, Pembroke College, DrClaudia Tardelli and Nicolò Morelli (University of Cambridge): 'The Challenges of Textual Criticism'

Monday 20th February, 5.15pm, Outer Parlour, Pembroke College, Prof. Guido Bonsaver (University of Oxford), Dr Francesca Billiani (University of Manchester), Manuela Di Franco (University of Cambridge): 'Modernising Cultures and Cultures of Modernity in Fascist Italy'. The talk will be held in Italian

Monday 27th February, 5.15pm, Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Dr Delia Casadei (University of Cambridge): 'Milan’s "Nuovo Canzoniere" in the late 1960s: Politics of the voice and the voice of politics'

Monday 6th March, 5.15pm, Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Dr Pietro Delcorno (University of Leeds): 'Dramatizing the "Commedia" on the Pulpit: The "Quadragesimale Peregrini"'

Thursday 16th March, 5.15pm, Outer Parlour, Pembroke College, Prof. Robert Gordon and Dr Pierpaolo Antonello (University of Cambridge) in conversation with Prof. Francesco Cassata (University of Genova), author of 'Fantascienza? Lezione Primo Levi' (Turin: Einaudi, 2016)

 

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6.     CRASSH seminars

Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network Seminar

6 February 2017, 17:00-19:00, Seminar room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Ayla Lepine (Fellow in Art History, University of Essex / Ordinand, Westcott House), Heather Webb (University Lecturer, Department of Italian, University of Cambridge), ‘Performing the Passion: Women’s Religious and Creative acts of Prayer’

Translation and Censorship (Panel)

20 February 2017, 14:00-16:00, Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Francesca Billiani (Manchester, Italian), Federico Federici (UCL, Translation studies) and Rory Finnin (Cambridge, Slavonic Studies)

 

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7.     Conference: Early Modern Viewers and Buildings in Motion 

Saturday 25 February 2017, St. Johns College, University of Cambridge

Abstract: This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to examine intersections of architecture and motion in Europe and the New World, 1350-1800.

Papers on Italian topics include:

Andrew Chen (University of Cambridge): ‘Fourteenth-century Ascetic Imagery in a Staircase at Santa Maria della Scala, Siena’

Donal Cooper (University of Cambridge): ‘Fleeting Visions: Occluded Altarpieces and Mobile Eyes in the Italian Renaissance Church Interior’

Kimberley Skelton (Durham University): ‘Sensory Vibrations and Social Reform at San Michele a Ripa in Rome

To register: https://www.dur.ac.uk/imems/events/?eventno=33401

 

Registration closing date: Sunday 12 February 2017

Contact kimberley.c.skelton@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

 

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8.     Discussion Group at the Mill Pub: Medieval poetry, song, dance

Tuesday 17 January, 6.00-7.00pm, back bar of the Mill Pub, Mill Lane, Cambridge

First session on ‘Arabising influences at the Sicilian court of Federico II’

 

Further details: http://www.facebook.com/EdEmeryMusicalAcademy

Please sign up in advance:  ed.emery@soas.ac.uk

 

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9.     Land Economy Departmental Seminar Series,

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 16:00-17:00 Mill Lane Lecture Room 1.

Peter Phelps (University of Leeds), ‘Regional financialisation and convergence’

 

This paper argues that financial divergence has broadly increased in Italian regions.

For details: http://www.talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/69927

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Looking ahead to Easter Term:

 

1.     CIRN annual interdisciplinary symposium, ‘Crime and Punishment’

2.     Workshop, ‘Politicising the social and cultural in the history of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany’

3.     Filmmaker in residence, Gianfranco Rosi

 

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1.     CIRN annual interdisciplinary symposium, ‘Crime and Punishment’

 Friday 19 May 2017, Upper Hall, Jesus College, Cambridge

Speakers: John Dickie (UCL, History), Stephen Cummins (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Center for the History of Emotions, Berlin), Sophus Reinert (Harvard Business School), Diana Bullen Presciutti (Essex, Art History), Sarah Cohen (Oxford, Classics), Carolin Behrmann (Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence), Paolo Campana (Cambridge, Criminology), Peter Garnsey (Cambridge, Classics), Daniel Jütte (Cambridge CRASSH/NYU).

Further details to follow

 

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2.     Workshop, ‘Politicising the social and cultural in the history of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany’

Friday 9 June 2017, 14.30-18.30, Magdalene College, Cambridge

Keynote speakers: Paul Corner (Siena), Moritz Föllmer (Amsterdam), Helen Roche (Cambridge)

Roundtable participants: Aristotle Kallis (Keele), Lucy Riall (EUI/Birkbeck), Christian Goeschel (Manchester), Hannah Malone (Cambridge), John Pollard (Cambridge), Stephen Gundle (Warwick), Christopher Dillon (KCL)

 

Further details to follow

 

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3.     Filmmaker in residence, Gianfranco Rosi (director of Sacro GRA, 2013; Fuocoammare, 2016)

May 2017, Centre for Film and Screen, Dept of Italian, CIRN:

 

Further details of events to follow

 

CIRN committee:

Melissa Calaresu

Robert Gordon

Mary Laven

 

Hannah Malone

 

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Lent Term 2017 (supplementary bulletin)

 

In addition to the bulletin, here are details of other events taking place in Cambridge this term:

 

1.     Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures Group Talks

2.     Lecture, ‘The case of Giulio Regeni and the Challenge of Justice’

3.     Heritage Research Seminar, ‘Remembering and forgetting Fascism’

4.     CRASSH Seminar, 'Action Men: Dressing Bravely in Florence from the Siege to the Thirty Years War'

 

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1.     Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures Group Talks

 

Wednesday 25 January 2017, 17:15-19:00, Faculty of English, Room GR-05.

Marco Tamburelli, Bangor University, ‘ The hidden multilingualism of Italy: issues and challenges’

 

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 17:15-19:00, Faculty of English, Room GR-05

Maria Olimpia Squillaci (University of Cambridge) and Manuela Pellegrino (Brunel University), ‘The revival of Italo-Greek: language ideologies and folklorization’

 

Monday 13 March 2017, 17:15-19:00, Faculty of English, Room GR-05

Bora Strati (Leiden University), ‘The Arbëresh linguistic archipelago: a natural laboratory of contact-induced variation and change’

 

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2.     Lecture, ‘The case of Giulio Regeni and the Challenge of Justice’

Tuesday 14 February, 12noon-2pm, Keynes Hall, King’s College

Dr Antonio Marchesi (Professor of Law at Università di Teramo and President, Amnesty Italy), 'The challenge of justice in transnational contexts of human rights violations: reflections on the case of Giulio Regeni'
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-case-of-giulio-regeni-and-the-challenge-of-justice-tickets-31098329942

 

This Wednesday it will have been a year since Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni was disappeared in Cairo while researching the trade union movement in Egypt. The anniversary of Giulio's murder will be marked by events across the UK and Italy, as part of the campaign to get truth and justice for him and for the hundreds of Egyptians subjected to forced disappearance. Here in Cambridge UCU has been working with local Amnesty International groups to run events around the anniversary, including a major lecture by Antonio Marchesi, Professor of Law and President of Amnesty Italy, co-hosted with the Cambridge Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR).

 

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 3.     Heritage Research Group Seminar

Thursday 9 February, 17.00, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

Flaminia Bartolini (PhD student, University of Cambridge): ‘Remembering and forgetting Fascism: from Fascist heritage in Rome to the future of the Documentation Centre for the History of Fascism in Predappio.’

 

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4.     CRASSH Seminar series: Embodied Things: Histories of Cognition, Practices, & Theories

22 February 2017, 12:30-2 pm, Alison Richard Building, Room SG1 

Dr Elizabeth Currie (Central Saint Martins) and Rebecca Unsworth (QMUL/V&A) 

Dr Elizabeth Currie:  'Action Men: Dressing Bravely in Florence from the Siege to the Thirty Years War'

http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27069

Abstract:

In early modern Italy a range of inner attributes could be expressed through physical appearances. This talk will focus on the embodiment of bravery. It will consider the distinctions between valour, courage, and bravery to show how performance was particularly crucial to an understanding of the latter, during real acts of warfare as well as simulated ones. 

 

Three different aspects of dress that had specific connections with military might or physical strength will be analysed: tight breeches that emphasized musculature, leather doublets or jerkins, and gowns with frogging. Did these styles retain vestiges of their original symbolism after they became fashionable? And if so, how acceptable were they in courtly society, at a time when the seductive appearances of soldiers were thought to pose a moral and social threat?

 

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Michelmas term 2016

 

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK. (Follow up)

Addenda and corrigenda to the first bulletin. The following research events are taking place in Cambridge this term:

1.     A study of North Italian prehistoric rock art, McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research, Cambridge

2.     Faculty of Music Colloquium

3.     Writing Women in History, interdisciplinary reading group

4.     Cambridge Art History Research Seminars [WITH TIME]

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1.     McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Seminar Room, Downing Street, CB2 3ER

Monday 17 October, 5-6pm, Europa Nostra – Civil Society in Action for Heritage, A study of North Italian prehistoric rock art

Introduction: Christopher Chippindale & Frederick Baker, Prehistoric Picture Project, McDonald Institute.

Keynote Speech: Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, General Secretary, Europa Nostra.

 

The digital humanities and civil society are revolutionising archaeology and the study of Europe’s cultural heritage. The Cambridge Prehistoric Picture Project has been awarded the 2016 Europa Nostra European Union research award for its pioneering digital experiments and arts based research, turning static 4000 year old rock art into movable visual images for both academic and public audiences.

http://www.europanostra.org/

http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/europa-nostra-civil-society-...

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2. Faculty of Music Colloquium

Wednesday 19 October, 5pm, Recital Room, Faculty of Music

Delia Casadei, ‘Gramsci’s voices’

 

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3. Writing Women in History, interdisciplinary reading group

Tuesday 18 October, 11.00-12.00, Room 142 (Media Centre), Raised Faculty Building, Sidgwick site

 

'Writing Women in History' is an interdisciplinary reading group looking

at writing by, for, and about women. In our first session, we will be looking at

convent regulation and the issue of enclosure comparatively in

16th-century Italy and Muscovy (Early Modern Russia).

https://writingwomeninhistory.wordpress.com/

 

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4.     Cambridge Art History Research Seminars, Lecture room 2, History of Art Department, Trumpington Street

 

Wednesday 9 November, 5pm, Hannah Malone (Cambridge), ‘Fortresses of the Dead: Fascist Italy and the Fallen of the First World War’

Wednesday 30 November, 5pm, Vicky Avery (Cambridge), ‘A Michelangelo Discovery: A Sensational Attribution Unpacked’

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CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

Here is a list of research events linked to Italy that are taking place this term around Cambridge.

Please contact Hannah Malone (hom22@cam.ac.uk) to advertise Italy-related events in Cambridge, or to be added to the mailing list.

 

1.    Festival of Ideas

2.    Cambridge Film and Screen Studies research seminar

3.    CRASSH Cambridge Conversations in Translation

4.    Mellon Teaching Seminars, 'Gesture, Perception and Event'

5.    Italian Department graduate seminars

6.    Early Modern European History workshop

7.    Cambridge Art History Research Seminars

8.    Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network seminar

9.    Institute of Criminology seminar

10.  Classical Archaeology seminar

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1.    Festival of Ideas

Tuesday 18th October, 5.30pm, The Upper Hall, Jesus College, Dr Maya Corry (Clare College, University of Cambridge), Prof. Deborah Howard (St John's College, University of Cambridge) and Dr Mary Laven (Jesus College, University of Cambridge): 'Madonnas and Miracles: Renaissance Religion on the Move'. Bookings will open at 10.30am on Monday 26th September. For more info visit http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/madonnas-and-miracles-renais...

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2.    Cambridge Film and Screen Studies research seminar

16 November, 5.15pm, Parker Room, Corpus Christi College

Robert Rushing (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), ‘Feeling Biopolitics: the Visceral Dimension of the Peplum’

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3.    CRASSH Cambridge Conversations in Translation

http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/cambridge-conversations-in-transl...

 

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4.    Mellon Teaching Seminars, 'Gesture, Perception and Event' [for Dante fans]

Tuesdays in Michaelmas term starting on 11th October 2016, 1.30-3.30pm, convenors: Prof. Catherine Pickstock (Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge) and Dr Heather Webb (Selwyn College, University of Cambridge): 'Gesture, Perception and Event'. To apply, visit http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26849

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5.    Italian Department graduate seminars

Monday 31st October, 5.15pm, Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Prof. Vittorio Montemaggi (University of Notre Dame): TITLE TBC

Monday 7th November, 5.15pm, Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Prof Brian Richardson (University of Leeds): 'Orality and the Circulation of Literature in Renaissance Italy'

Thursday 17th November, 5.15pm, Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Prof. Franco Piperno (Sapienza University of Rome): 'Boccaccio in musica nel Cinquecento'. This seminar will be held in Italian.

Friday 18th November, TIME TBC, Latimer Room and Clare College Chapel, Clare College, 500th Anniversary of Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, organisers: Helena Sanson (Clare College, University of Cambridge) and Francesco Lucioli (University College Dublin): 'The Fortunes of the Orlando Furioso (1516-2016)'

Monday 28th November, 5.15pm, Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Prof. Charles Burdett (University of Bristol): 'Italy, Islam and the Islamic World from 9/11 to the Arab Uprising'

N.B. Some details of the events are still to be confirmed. Please contact Nicolo’ Morelli for further details: nm505@cam.ac.uk

 

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6.    Early Modern European History workshop

Thursday 1 December 2016, 3-5 pm, Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius

Paula Findlen (Stanford), ‘Workshop – Galileo’s Laughter: Knowledge and Play in the Renaissance’

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7.    Cambridge Art History Research Seminars, Lecture room 2, History of Art Department, Trumpington Street

Wednesday 9 November, Hannah Malone (Cambridge), ‘Fortresses of the Dead: Fascist Italy and the Fallen of the First World War’

Wednesday 30 November, Vicky Avery (Cambridge), ‘A Michelangelo Discovery: A Sensational Attribution Unpacked’

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8.    Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network seminar

Monday 10 October, 5-7 pm, Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, Simon Palfrey and Enza de Francisci, Shakespeare: Translating, Adapting, Inhabiting

http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26966

 

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9.    Institute of Criminology seminar

Thursday 13 October, 5.30 pm, Seminar Room B3, Institute of Criminology

Paolo Campana (Cambridge), ‘Out of Africa: The Organisation of Migrant Smuggling across the Mediterranean’

 

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10.  Classical Archaeology seminar

Tuesday 8 November, 4.30pm, Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics

Mario Torelli (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei): A struggle among ancestral gods: The sanctuary of Inuus near Ardea

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The Cambridge Italian Research Network and the Cambridge Migration society present a special event:

"REFUGEES WELCOME: THE 'RIACE MODEL' AND ITS MAYOR"

WITH DOMENICO LUCANO, MAYOR OF RIACE, ITALY & DR ANNA BAGNOLI,

SOCIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

6PM THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER | MILL LANE LECTURE ROOM 5

 

"For decades emigration drained life from Riace, a village of 2,000 on

the Calabrian coast. When a boatload of Kurdish refugees reached its

shores in 1998, Lucano, then a schoolteacher, saw an opportunity. He

offered them Riace's abandoned apartments along with job training.

Eighteen years on, Mayor Lucano is hailed for saving the town, whose

population now includes migrants from 20-some nations, and rejuvenating

its economy. (Riace has hosted more than 6,000 asylum seekers in all.)

Though his pro-refugee stance has pitted him against the mafia and the

state, Lucano's model is being studied and adopted as Europe's refugee

crisis crests." -- From Fortune's "World's Greatest Leaders 2016"

 

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At the closing of a year that marks the 500th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, the Italian Department at the University of Cambridge and Clare College invite you to attend the following event:
 
The Fortunes of the Orlando Furioso, 1516-2016
 
The event will take place on Friday 18 November 2016, at Clare College, Cambridge.
 
See: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/italian/news/Fortunes-of-the-Orlando-Furioso
 
Organisers: Helena Sanson (Clare College, Cambridge) and Francesco Lucioli (University College Dublin)
 
 
The event includes:
 
PUBLIC LECTURES: The Furioso in Literature, Art and Music, Clare College Latimer Room, 3-5 pm
 
Speakers:
Abigail Brundin, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge
Francesco Lucioli, University College Dublin
Federica Pich, University of Leeds
Franco Piperno, University of Rome, La Sapienza
Helena Sanson, Clare College, Cambridge
 
 
CONCERT: Amore, Magia, Follia in the Orlando Furioso: A Musical Quest Clare College Chapel, 6 pm
Musical coordinators: Adam Cigman-Mark and Anna-Luise Wagner
 
Performers:
Adam Cigman-Mark (piano), Royal Academy of Music
Grace Durham (mezzo-soprano), National Opera Studio
Alexander Simpson (countertenor), Royal Academy of Music
Anna-Luise Wagner (soprano), Selwyn College, Cambridge
 
For a full programme of the concert, see: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/sites/default/files/orlando_furioso_concert_pro...
 
REGISTRATION DETAILS
The Public Lectures and the Concert are free and open to the public, but places are limited and registration is required. To register, please send an email to: hls37@cam.ac.uk, specifying whether you would like to attend either the Public Lectures or the Concert, or both.
 
This event has been made possible by the support of the Italian Department at the University of Cambridge and takes place in Clare College by kind permission of the Master and Fellows. It is under the auspices of the ‘Comitato Nazionale per il V Centenario dell’Orlando Furioso’, http://www.furioso16.it
 
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EXHIBITION OF BOOKS
In conjunction with the event, an exhibition of Orlando Furioso editions held in Cambridge University Library will take place between 7 November and 3 December 2016.
 
Organisers:
Dr Helena Sanson (Clare College, Cambridge)
Dr Francesco Lucioli (University College Dublin)
in collaboration with Anna-Luise Wagner (Clare College, Cambridge)
 
https://europeancollections.wordpress.com
 

 

Easter term 2016

 

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

Please contact Hannah Malone (hom22@cam.ac.uk) to advertise Italy-related events in Cambridge, or to be added to the mailing list. 

 

The following research events are taking place this Easter term:

1.         Cambridge Italian Research Network Annual Symposium

2.         Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy

3.         Italian Department Graduate Research Seminars 

4.         Senior Research Seminar in Social Anthropology

5.         Early Modern Economic and Social History seminar

6.         Wolfson College Humanities Society talks

7.         McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Seminars, Later European Prehistory Group

 

Looking ahead to the summer break:

8.         Conference, "Music, italianità and the nineteenth-century global imagination”

 

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1.         Cambridge Italian Research Network Annual Symposium, ‘Death in Italy’

Friday 20 May 2016, 10:30-17:30, Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College

For details: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/cirn

All welcome. To register: italian@mml.cam.ac.uk

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2.         Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy

Thursday 21 April, 6 p.m., Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College

Rowan Williams (University of Cambridge), ‘Ice, Fire, and Holy Water (Inferno 33-34, Purgatorio 33, Paradiso 33)’

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3.         Italian Department Graduate Research Seminars 

Wednesday 20th April, 5.15pm, Outer Parlour, Pembroke College, Prof. Brenda Deen Schildgen (University of California, Davis), ‘Girolamo Savonarola’s Apologeticus, Christian Poetry, and the Attack Against Art and Poetry’ 

Wednesday 27th April, 4.30pm, Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Prof. Robert Gordon and Dr Alessandra Diazzi (University of Cambridge), Dr Florian Mussgnug (University College London), Dr Olivia Santovetti (University of Leeds), ‘The Liar Paradox: Deceit, Ambiguity, and the Vagaries of Fortune from Pinocchio to Ferrante’ 

Wednesday 4th May, 5.15pm, Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Dr Norma Schifano and Dr Giuseppina Silvestri (University of Cambridge), ‘Language Contact in Salento: Preliminary Results of a Language Investigation into Griko’ 

Wednesday 11th May, 5.15pm, Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Prof. Salvatore Lupo (University of Palermo), in conversation with Prof. John Dickie (University College London), Dr Mara Keire (University of Oxford), and Dr Paolo Campana (University of Cambridge), ‘The Two Mafias: A Transatlantic History, 1888-2008’ 

Wednesday 1st June, 5.15 pm, Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Dr Fabio Camilletti (University of Warwick) and Sara Delmedico (University of Cambridge), ‘Sposi promessi: sacramento del matrimonio e indissolubilità del vincolo nell'Italia dell'Ottocento’ 

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4.         Senior Research Seminar in Social Anthropology

Friday 22 April, 4.15 p.m., Seminar Room, Social Anthropology

Andrea Muehlebach (University of Toronto), ‘(IL)LEGALITY, EMERGENCY, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR THE COMMONS: WATER POLITICS IN CAMPANIA’

For further details, see http://www.socanth.cam.ac.uk/events/senior-research-seminar-andrea-muehlebach-22-04-2016

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5.         Early Modern Economic and Social History seminar

Thursday 28 April, 5 p.m., Room 12, History Faculty

Beatrice Zucca Micheletto (University of Rouen), ‘Women, property and work: some considerations of the Italian case

(Turin, 18th century)’

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6.         Wolfson College Humanities Society talks

Tuesday 26 April, 17:45-19:15, Gatsby Room, Wolfson College

Hannah Malone (University of Cambridge), ‘The propaganda of death: Italy's Fascist ossuaries of the First World War’

Tuesday 3 May, 17:45-19:15, Gatsby Room, Wolfson College

John Henderson (Birkbeck/University of Cambridge), ‘“A Plague on Both Your Houses”: coping with epidemic disease in early modern Tuscany’

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7.         McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Seminars, Later European Prehistory Group

Thursday April 28, from 01:15 PM to 02:00 PM, McDonald Institute Seminar Room

Andrea Babbi, (The Romano-Germanic Central Museum), ‘Bisenzio (Viterbo, Italy) between the Bronze Age and the Archaic period: The current state of knowledge of a frontier town between powerful Etruscan cities’

Tuesday May 10, from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM, McDonald Institute Seminar Room,

David George (St. Anselm College, USA) and Claudio Bizzarri (Parco Archeologico Ambientale dell'Orvietano, Italy), ‘The Etruscan-Roman Excavation Projects at Orvieto, Italy’

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Looking further ahead:

8.         Conference, ‘Music, italianità and the nineteenth-century global imagination’

16-17 September 2016, CRASSH, Cambridge

For details: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/cth/research-and-publications/projects/re-imagining-ita

 

CIRN committee

Robert Gordon

Mary Laven

Melissa Calaresu

Hannah Malone

 

Dr Hannah Malone

Lumley Junior Research Fellow

Magdalene College

University of Cambridge

 


Lent term 2016

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

Please contact Hannah Malone (hom22@cam.ac.uk) to advertise Italy-related events in Cambridge, or to be added to the mailing list.

 

The following research events are taking place this Lent term: 

1.     CIRN Annual Lecture (CHANGE OF DATE/VENUE)

2.     Early Modern Economic and Social History seminar

3.     Early Modern European History seminars

4.     Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy

5.     Political Thought and Intellectual History seminar

6.     Seminar series of CRASSH research group, Things: (Re)constructing the material world

7.     CIRN-funded conference, ‘Donne al potere, donne di potere: women, culture, and politics in Italy in the years of the economic crisis (2008-2014)’

8.     Italian Department Graduate Research Seminars

9.     Modern European History seminar

10.  Wolfson College Humanities Society talk

11.  Romance Linguistics Seminars 

 

Looking ahead to next term: 

12.  CIRN Annual Symposium, Death in Italy” 

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1.     CIRN Annual Lecture

Please note change of date and venue. Poster attached.

Thursday 25 February 2016, 5 p.m., Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College

Richard A. Etlin (University of Maryland), “The Architectural Afterlife of Dante’s Commedia, 1550-1938”

This interdisciplinary lecture will explore how Dante’s Commedia was translated into architecture for a variety of purposes ranging from the theological to the political, while also employing the phenomenology of space.  It will focus on two case studies: the chapel by Philibert Delorme at the Château d’Anet (c. 1550) and the Danteum project for Rome (1938) by Giuseppe Terragni and Pietro Lingeri.  Although widely separated in time and space, both designs have much in common; and their experiential architecture, in turn, helps to focus attention on the theological importance of “lived space” in Dante’s literary project. 

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2.     Early Modern Economic and Social History seminar 

Thursday 14 January, 5pm, in Room 12 of the History Faculty

Andrea Caracausi (Padova), ‘Craft guilds, apprenticeship and human capital formation in early modern Italy’ 

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3.     Early Modern European History seminars 

Thursdays, at 1 p.m., in the Green Room, Gonville and Caius College.

21 January 2016, Robin Thomas (Penn State), ‘Palaces and political economy in 18th-century Naples’

4 February 2016, Federico Barbierato (Verona), ‘Demons’ voices and the lost souls of unbelievers: Collective possessions and exorcism in the eighteenth-century Venetian Republic’

3 March 2016, Irene Cooper (Cambridge), ‘Cose di casa’: The Materiality of Devotion in the Sixteenth-Century Neapolitan Home 

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4.     Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy 

Public Lectures at 6pm, Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College 

Thursday 21 January, Inferno XXX, Purgatorio XXX, Paradiso XXX: Piero Boitani (University of Rome, La Sapienza)

Thursday 4 February, Inferno XXXI, Purgatorio XXXI, Paradiso XXXI: Catherine Pickstock (University of Cambridge)

Thursday 18 February, Inferno XXXII, Purgatorio XXXII, Paradiso XXXII: David Ford (University of Cambridge)

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5.     Political thought and intellectual history seminar 

Monday 1 February, 5 pm, Senior Combination Room, Trinity College

Carlo Galli (Bologna), ‘Carl Schmitt and Machiavelli’

Comment: Annabel Brett (Cambridge)

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6.     Seminar series of the CRASSH research group ‘Things: (Re)constructing the material world’

Wednesday 3 February 2016, 12:30-14:00, Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building 

Dr Donal Cooper (History of Art, University of Cambridge)

Professor François Penz (Architecture, University of Cambridge)

Architecture

Wednesday 2 March 2016, 12:30-14:00, Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Joanne Sear (Cambridge), Deborah Howard (Cambridge)

Religion

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7.     Conference supported by CIRN seed funding

Friday 12 February, Fisher Building, Boys Smith Room, St John’s College,

Donne al potere, donne di potere: women, culture, and politics in Italy in the years of the economic crisis (2008-2014) (Organizers: Eleonora Carinci, Alessia Ronchetti)

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8.     Italian Department Graduate Research Seminars 

Wednesday 24 February, 5.15pm, Outer Parlour, Pembroke College

S.A. Smythe, TBC

Wednesday 9 March, 5.15pm, Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College

Monica Berté, TBC

Thursday 3 March, 5.15pm, Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College

Marco Belpoliti

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9.     Modern European History seminar

Tuesday 1 March, 12:45-14:00, Nihon Room, Pembroke College

Christian Goeschel (University of Manchester), 'Staging friendship: Mussolini’s visit to Nazi Germany in 1937'

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10.  Wolfson College Humanities Society talk 

Tuesday 8 March 2016, 17:45-19:15, Bianca Gaudenzi, ‘Advertising the Future in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany’

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11.  ARC (Anglia Ruskin – Cambridge) Romance Linguistics Seminars 

Held alternatively at the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin, between January and June 2016, on Wednesdays 1-2pm. Venue and programme TBC. For further information please contact Norma Schifano (ns513@cam.ac.uk).

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Looking ahead to the spring: 

12.  CIRN Annual Symposium

Friday 20 May 2016, Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College

“Death in Italy”

More details to follow.

 

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

Two events for your diary:

1.     CIRN-funded conference, Friday 12 February, 'Donne al potere, donne di potere: Women, Culture, and Politics in Italy in the Years of the Economic Crisis (2008-?)'.

2.     CIRN Annual Lecture, Thursday 25 February, Richard A. Etlin, “The Architectural Afterlife of Dante’s Commedia, 1550-1938”

Please contact Hannah Malone (hom22@cam.ac.uk) to advertise Italy-related events in Cambridge, or to be added to the mailing list.

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 1.     CIRN-funded conference, 'Donne al potere, donne di potere: Women, Culture, and Politics in Italy in the Years of the Economic Crisis (2008-?)'.

Friday 12 February, from 2pm to 6.30pm,

Venue: St John's College Cambridge, Fisher Building, Boys Smith Room

Papers will be in English. All welcome. There is no attendance fee.

Programme

2.00 Welcome and Introduction. 

2.30 Annalisa Rosselli, Professor of Economic History at the University of Rome 'Tor Vergata':

'The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Gender Equality in Italy'

3.30 Maria Serena Sapegno, Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza' and one of the founding members of 'Se non ora quando:

'Italian Women in the New Century: a Controversial Modernity'

4.45 Olivia Guaraldo, Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Verona:

'Between Foucault and Bagaglino? Italy's Neoliberal Patriarchalism and its Aftermath'

5.45 Roundtable and Q&A.

In the wake of the global financial crisis, which dramatically conditioned European and thus Italian economic policies, the Italian state witnessed the birth of four governments in seven years (Berlusconi 2008-11; Monti 2011-13; Letta 2013-14; Renzi 2014-date). In these years, the participation of women in the public debate on politics and on the question of gender in Italy reached a degree of visibility comparable only to that of second-wave feminism in the 1970s. Examples of this trend include the wide participation in the protest of February 13, 2011, in response to sexist stereotypes promoted in the years of berlusconismo, that gave birth to the feminist network Se non ora quando; the campaign against feminicide supported by several important national newspapers and other media; and the great publicity given to recent books, documentaries, stage plays, etc. on the social and symbolic violence experienced by women in contemporary Italy. In this heightened general attention towards the problem of the role and the representation of women in institutions, in the media, and in the culture industry, several new models of authoritative and empowered women have been produced, which are also an expression of the changing values promoted by groups operating at these levels. These models are often contradictory among themselves, and represent a challenge to feminist theorists and activists, because of the theoretical and political difficulty of evaluating and assessing their impact on women and on the transformation of the social imaginary. This project aims to create a space for an interdisciplinary debate on the hermeneutic and political questions faced by (Italian) feminism in this important transitional moment.

 

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 2.     CIRN Annual Lecture

Please note change of date and venue

Thursday 25 February 2016, 5 p.m., Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College

Richard A. Etlin (University of Maryland), “The Architectural Afterlife of Dante’s Commedia, 1550-1938”

This interdisciplinary lecture will explore how Dante’s Commedia was translated into architecture for a variety of purposes ranging from the theological to the political, while also employing the phenomenology of space.  It will focus on two case studies: the chapel by Philibert Delorme at the Château d’Anet (c. 1550) and the Danteum project for Rome (1938) by Giuseppe Terragni and Pietro Lingeri.  Although widely separated in time and space, both designs have much in common; and their experiential architecture, in turn, helps to focus attention on the theological importance of “lived space” in Dante’s literary project.

 

CIRN committee

Mary Laven

Melissa Calaresu

Robert Gordon

Hannah Malone

 

Conference:

The European Fame of the Roman Veronica in the Middle Ages

4-5 April, 2016

Facutly of Divinity, Cambridge

Università Cattolica, Milan

www.veronicaconference20162018.com

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As part of the PLACES OF AMNESIA conference, to be held on 5-6 April, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge (including papers on Italian topics), please note the following keynote lecture:

5pm, 5 April

CARLO GINZBURG (UCLA/Pisa), 'Unintentional Revelations. Rescuing the Past, Obliquely'

Programme and further information at:  poaconference.wordpress.com

 


Michaelmas term 2015

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

The Cambridge Italian Research Network aims to bring together scholars working on Italy, in Cambridge, across different disciplines.

 

Activities for 2015/16:

1. Research seed funding. CIRN has a small fund of money to support interdisciplinary research projects on Italy, particularly with a view to preparing future external grant applications. In previous years, this fund supported a number of projects with grants of between £500 and £1000. If you have a project that fits this bill, please let CIRN have a short outline of the project, the rationale for seed funding and potential future grant applications, and the name and contact details of one referee (max 2 sides of A4; to cirn@mml.cam.ac.uk, subject SEED FUNDING) by 13 November 2015.

2.  MT seminars.  We will soon circulate a list of research seminars and events with Italian interests taking place in Cambridge this term. If you have programmes of seminars that are relevant, please email them to us at hom22@cam.ac.uk (subject CIRN).

3. We’re planning an annual lecture on 11 February 2016 and an interdisciplinary symposium on 20 May 2016.  More news to follow.

4. Updates to the list. Please email hom22@cam.ac.uk (subject CIRN) if you are no longer in Cambridge or if you know of new arrivals in Cambridge (from PhD students to Professors) with research interests in Italy.

CIRN activities this year are being supported by a generous gift from Mr. Keith Sykes, for which we are extremely grateful.

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Dr Hannah Malone

Lumley Junior Research Fellow

Magdalene College

University of Cambridge

 

 

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

Please contact Hannah Malone (hom22@cam.ac.uk) to advertise Italy-related events in Cambridge, or to be added to the mailing list.

The following research events are taking place this term:

1.              Talk of The Perne Club, Peterhouse

2.              Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy

3.              Italian Department, Graduate Research Seminars

4.              The Eighteenth Century Seminar

5.              Medieval Art Seminar

6.              Modern European History Seminar

7.              Talk of The Erasmus Society, Munro Room, Queens’ College

8.             The Inaugural Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard, and Department of History of Art Research Seminars

9.              Comparative Social and Cultural History Seminar

10.          Later European Prehistory Group Seminar

11.           Exhibition “Illuminating Dante’s Paradiso”

12.           Seminars in the History of Material Texts

 

In addition:

13.  An invitation to present your research from the Cambridge University Italian Society

14.  Looking forward to CIRN events in the following terms.

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1. Talk of the Perne Club, Peterhouse

Thursday, 15th October, 8.40 p.m., the Parlour, Peterhouse

Ross King, 'Leonardo's Monsters: Fantasy and Imagination in the Italian Renaissance'

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2. Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy

Public Lectures at 6pm, Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge

Thursday 15th October

Prof. Ronald Martinez (Brown University)
‘“Contenti nel foco”: Of Containers and Things Contained’ Inferno XXVII, Purgatorio XXVII, Paradiso XXVII.

Thursday 29th October

Prof. Theodore J. Cachey (University of Notre Dame) ‘Cosmographic Cartography and the “Perfect” 28s’ Inferno XXVIII, Purgatorio XXVIII, Paradiso XXVIII.

Thursday 12th November

Prof. John Took (University College London) ‘Truth, Untruth and the Moment of Indwelling’ Inferno XXIX, Purgatorio XXIX, Paradiso XXIX.

Cambridge

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3. Italian Department, Graduate Research Seminars

Wednesday 21st October, 5.15pm, Outer Parlour, Pembroke College

Sally Hill (Victoria University of Wellington), 'Transgressive Bodies: Disability, Gender, and the Memory of Fascism in Post-War Italian Films'

Tuesday 3rd November, 5.15pm, Outer Parlour, Pembroke College:

Alina Marazzi, topic to be confirmed

Wednesday 25th November, 5.15pm, Outer Parlour, Pembroke College:

Matilde Nardelli (UCL), 'Moving from Small to Large: Munari and Cinema'

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4. The Eighteenth Century Seminar

Tuesday 20 October, 5 p.m., Emmanuel College, Harrods Room

John Brewer (Caltech), ‘Sublime Tourism, Enlightened Science and Counter-Revolution: Vesuvius and Pompeii in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries’

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5. Medieval Art Seminar

Monday 26 October, 5.30 p.m., History of Art Graduate Centre, 4A Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Katerina Harris (Institute of Fine Arts New York), ‘Sculpting dead flesh in late medieval Italy’

Monday 23 November, 5.30 p.m., History of Art Graduate Centre, 4A Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Andrew Chen (University of Cambridge), ‘Some flagellant confraternal responses to images’

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6. Modern European History Seminar

Tuesday 27 October, 12:45-14:00, Pembroke College, Nihon Room

Marta Petrusewicz (Università della Calabria),

‘Modernization at the European peripheries in the “short” 19th century’

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7. Talk of The Erasmus Society, Queens’ College

Thursday 12 November 2015, 5 p.m., Munro Room, Queens’ College

Paul Ginsborg (University of Florence), “Recent Italian politics in historical perspective”

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8. The Inaugural Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard, and Department of History of Art Research Seminars

Wednesday 18 November, 5 p.m., Department of History of Art Graduate Centre, 4a Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Donal Cooper (History of Art) and François Penz (Architecture), ‘Hidden Florence: The Lost Church of San Pier Maggiore and its Digital Reconstruction’

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9. Comparative Social and Cultural History Seminar

Tuesday 24 November, 5 p.m., Gonville and Caius College, Senior Parlour

Nil Pektas (John Rylands Research Institute), ‘Byzantine Exiles and Venetian Printers’

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10. Later European Prehistory Group Seminar

Monday 16 November, 5:15 p.m., West Building Seminar Room, West Building, McDonald Institute, Downing Site, Cambridge

Francesco Iacono (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research), ‘Joining the dots: Local networks and social change in Southern Italy during the Late Bronze Age’

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11. “Illuminating Dante’s Paradiso”:
An exhibition, reading, and roundtable discussion with celebrated artist, Monika Beisner.

Tuesday, 27th October, 5.15-7.00 p.m. (with drinks and private view), the Diamond, Cripps Court, Selwyn College, Grange Road

Discussants: Monika Beisner, Dr Heather Webb (Cambridge University), Katherine Powlesland (Cambridge University), Prof. Robin Kirkpatrick (Cambridge University).

There is no charge, but to reserve places, please email smw59@cam.ac.uk with your name.

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12. Seminars in the History of Material Texts

Thursday 26 November, Milstein Seminar Room, Cambridge University Library

Vittoria Feola (University of Padua/University of Oxford), ‘The Bartolomeo Gamba Project – or, the London-Paris-Padua book trade connection, 1600-1840′.

13. The Cambridge University Italian Society would like to invite researchers to present their work as part of a series of talks. Talks could focus on any area of research, with a preference for topics drawing some connection with Italy. The talk should ideally last around 45 minutes, and be accessible for people outside the specific subject area. For further information, or to express interest, contact the Society’s Secretary, Edoardo Andreoni (ea381@cam.ac.uk).

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14. CIRN events over the following terms:

CIRN Annual Lecture

Thursday 11 February 2016, 5 p.m., Lightfoot Room, Divinity School, St John’s College

Richard A. Etlin (University of Maryland), “The Architectural Afterlife of Dante’s Commedia, 1550-1938”

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CIRN Annual Symposium

Friday 20 May 2016, Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College

“Death in Italy” – more details to follow.

 

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

Please contact Hannah Malone (hom22@cam.ac.uk) to advertise Italy-related events in Cambridge, or to be added to the mailing list.

Here are details of research events on Italian topics, which will take place this term:

(Note that numbers 1 and 10 were not included in the first MT bulletin)

1.    Romance Linguistics Seminars 

2.    Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy

3.    Italian Department, Graduate Research Seminars

4.    Medieval Art Seminar

5.    Talk of The Erasmus Society, Munro Room, Queens’ College

6.    The Inaugural Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard, and Department of History of Art Research Seminars

7.    Comparative Social and Cultural History Seminar

8.    Later European Prehistory Group Seminar

9.    Seminars in the History of Material Texts

10. Talk of the Cambridge University Italian Society

Next year:

11.  Two dates for your diaries: the CIRN Annual Lecture (11 February 2016) and the CIRN Annual Symposium (20 May 2016).

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1.    Romance Linguistics Seminars 

Thursday from 1 to 2pm in room 327, Raised Faculty Building

5 November: Dana Nicolescu, "Pronominal clitics and verb movement in Romanian";

12 November: Michelle Sheehan, "How uniform is the faire-par construction across Romance?";

20 November (*10am, room 331*), Federica Cognola & Norma Schifano, "Italian ben: a case study on Romance discourse particles".

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2. Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy

Public Lectures at 6pm, Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge

Thursday 12th November: Prof. John Took (University College London) ‘Truth, Untruth and the Moment of Indwelling’ Inferno XXIX, Purgatorio XXIX, Paradiso XXIX.

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3. Italian Department, Graduate Research Seminars

Wednesday 25th November, 5.15pm, Outer Parlour, Pembroke College:

Matilde Nardelli (UCL), 'Moving from Small to Large: Munari and Cinema' 

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4. Medieval Art Seminar

Monday 23 November, 5.30 p.m., History of Art Graduate Centre, 4A Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Andrew Chen (University of Cambridge), ‘Some flagellant confraternal responses to images’

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5. Talk of The Erasmus Society, Queens’ College

Thursday 12 November 2015, 5 p.m., Munro Room, Queens’ College

Paul Ginsborg (University of Florence), “Recent Italian politics in historical perspective”

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6. The Inaugural Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard, and Department of History of Art Research Seminars

Wednesday 18 November, 5 p.m., Department of History of Art Graduate Centre, 4a Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Donal Cooper (History of Art) and François Penz (Architecture), ‘Hidden Florence: The Lost Church of San Pier Maggiore and its Digital Reconstruction’

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7. Comparative Social and Cultural History Seminar

Tuesday 24 November, 5 p.m., Gonville and Caius College, Senior Parlour

Nil Pektas (John Rylands Research Institute), ‘Byzantine Exiles and Venetian Printers’ 

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8. Later European Prehistory Group Seminar

Monday 16 November, 5:15 p.m., West Building Seminar Room, West Building, McDonald Institute, Downing Site, Cambridge

Francesco Iacono (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research), ‘Joining the dots: Local networks and social change in Southern Italy during the Late Bronze Age’

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9. Seminars in the History of Material Texts

Thursday 26 November, Milstein Seminar Room, Cambridge University Library

Vittoria Feola (University of Padua/University of Oxford), ‘The Bartolomeo Gamba Project – or, the London-Paris-Padua book trade connection, 1600-1840′.

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10. Talk of the Cambridge University Italian Society

Friday 20 November, time and venue TBC

Fabio A. Camilletti (University of Warwick), ‘Fantasmagoriana’

Details about the venue and time will be available shortly on the website of the Cambridge University Italian Society: http://www.cuitaliansociety.org.uk/

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11. CIRN events next year:

CIRN Annual Lecture

Thursday 11 February 2016, 5 p.m., Lightfoot Room, Divinity School, St John’s College

Richard A. Etlin (University of Maryland), “The Architectural Afterlife of Dante’s Commedia, 1550-1938”

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CIRN Annual Symposium, “Death in Italy”

Friday 20 May 2016, Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College, 9.30-17.30

More details to follow.

 

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

Please contact Hannah Malone (hom22@cam.ac.uk) to advertise Italy-related events in Cambridge, or to be added to the mailing list. 

 

Here a details of a few events in December:

1.         Seminar of the Cambridge Migration Society and Cambridge Migration Research Forum

2.         Conference: ‘500 Years of Italian Grammar(s), Culture, and Society in Italy and Europe: From Fortunio’s Regole (1516) to the Present’ 

And a look forward to the new year:

3.         CIRN events next year

4.         Political thought and intellectual history seminar

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1.         Seminar of the Cambridge Migration Society and Cambridge Migration Research Forum

Tuesday 8 December 2015, 5 pm, room 11, Faculty of History, Sidgwick site

Ruba Salih (SOAS), “Rethinking Refugees. The politics of human rights and the perils of humanitarianism”

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2.         Conference: ‘500 Years of Italian Grammar(s), Culture, and Society in Italy and Europe: From Fortunio’s Regole (1516) to the Present’ 

Thursday 10 December 2015, the Music Room, Downing College, Cambridge.

This one-day event will celebrate the publication of the first grammar of the Italian language, Fortunio's Regole grammaticali della volgar lingua (1516), ahead of its 500th anniversary in 2016. The event intends to be a re-assessment of the Italian grammatical production in the last five centuries, examining its development from Fortunio's Regole, which established a long-lasting tradition of 'grammatica degli autori' (based on the language of the great authors of the past), right up until contemporary speaker-based grammar production, a 'grammatica dell’utente’. 

You will find full details and a link to the online booking form here: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/italian/news/fortunio

Registration costs £30 full fee, £20 for students. Lunch and refreshments are included. 

In relation to the conference, Dr Sanson and Dr Lucioli have organised a book display of Italian Grammars held at the University Library, published in Italy and abroad, between 1516 and the end of the nineteenth century. The book display is now on, in the three glass cases in the corridor that leads to the UL tearoom. The book display will end on 11 December, the day after the conference.

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3. CIRN events next year:

CIRN Annual Lecture

Thursday 11 February 2016, 5 p.m., Lightfoot Room, Divinity School, St John’s College

Richard A. Etlin (University of Maryland), “The Architectural Afterlife of Dante’s Commedia, 1550-1938”

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CIRN Annual Symposium, “Death in Italy”

Friday 20 May 2016, Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College, 9.30-17.30

More details to follow.

 

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4. Political thought and intellectual history seminar

Monday 1 February 2016, 5 p.m., Senior Combination Room, Trinity College

Carlo Galli, ‘Machiavelli and Schmitt’

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Dr Hannah Malone

Lumley Junior Research Fellow

Magdalene College

University of Cambridge

 


Easter term 2015

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

With apologies for cross-posting, here is the Easter Term events list:

(Please send notices of other events to:  italian@mml.cam.ac.uk, subject: CIRN)

 

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1.  Pembroke 750th Dante Anniversary Lecture

 Zygmunt Barański (Notre Dame)

«Questo è secondo che l’Etica dice». Dante’s Lyric Poetry and His Florentine Intellectual Formation,

22nd April, 5.30pm, Old Library, Pembroke College

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2.  Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy 

6pm, Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge

Janet Soskice (Cambridge), True Desire: Inferno 24, Purgatorio 24, Paradiso 24

23 April

George Ferzoco (Bristol), Changes: Inferno 25, Purgatorio 25, Paradiso 25

7 May

Elena Lombardi (Oxford), The Poetry of Trespassing: Inferno 26, Purgatorio 26, Paradiso 26

21 May

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3. Italian Department Graduate Research Seminars

5pm Outer Parlour, Pembroke College

'The British Risorgimento, British Representations and Interactions in the Italian National Unification Process'

Roundtable: Elena Musiani (Bologna), Lilla Crisafulli (Bologna), Eugenio Biagini (Cambridge).  Chaired by Helena Sanson (Cambridge)

Thursday 30th April

'Progressive Rock in Italy in the 1960s-1970s: Communities, Styles, Relations with Other Genres/Scenes'

Franco Fabbri (Turin)

Thursday 14th May 

'Veronica Gambara and the Politics of Sixteenth Century Italian Lyric Poetry'

Paola Ugolini (Buffalo) and Molly Martin (NYU)

Thursday 28th May

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4. Film screening 

Le cose belle (directed by Agostino Ferrente & Giovanni Piperno), award-winning documentary about Naples, followed by Q&A with the directors.

Wednesday 6th May, 5pm, Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall

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5.  Workshop

The Years of Alienation. Asylum and Factory in Italy 1960s–1970s

Friday 22nd May, 10.45am- 7.30pm, Room S2, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge

Keynote speakers: John Foot (Bristol), Piero Barbetta (Milan)

Further details: Alessandra Diazzi (ad608@cam.ac.uk)

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6. Sykes Lecture

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Milan 2016

Friday 29th May, 5pm, Pembroke College, Old Library

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7.   CIRN Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Italian Home

Monday 1st June, 10.30am-5pm, Gonville and Caius College

 

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CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

The following further events of Italian / CIRN interest are taking place this term:

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1.  Colloquium

Early Modern Visual Marginalia

1 May 2015, 09:30 - 13:00, Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall

http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26149

Registration deadline: 29 April

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2. Seminar

Holocaust Intersections in 21st-Century Italy and Britain.

Crassh 'Places of Amnesia' seminar series

13 May 5pm - 7pm at SG2 at Alison Richard Building, Cambridge.

Emiliano Perra (Winchester), 'The Holocaust and British national identity in Peter Kosminsky’s The Promise (2011)'

Damiano Garofalo (Rome), 'Foibe: public memory and media representations: The myth-building of an Italian Holocaust'

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3. Seminar

'Reproduced Things', Michelle O'Malley (Sussex) and Helen King (Open University)

Crassh 'Things that Matter' seminar series

20 May 2015, 12:00 - 14:00, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building.

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(CIRN enquiries:  italian@mml.cam.ac.uk, subject: CIRN)

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4.  CAMBRIDGE MIGRATION RESEARCH FORUM

Deaths at sea: and what? An evening of film and informed discussion

5.30 TO 7.30PM, WEDS, 29TH APRIL, 2015

B4, INSTITUTE OF CRIMINOLOGY

Following the recent drowning of over 900 people in a single day, trying to reach the European coasts, how do we respond?

CAMMIGRES (Cambridge Migration Research Network) Forum will host the screening of the AWARD-WINNING FILM “A LAND OF TRANSIT”, followed by a panel & audience discussion with DR GEOFFREY EDWARDS, Senior Fellow and Emeritus Reader in European Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies, DR SARA SILVESTRI, Affiliated Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Studies & DR THOMAS JEFFREY MILEY, Lecturer in Political Sociology, University of Cambridge, alongside the Director of the film, PAOLO MARTINO.

http://www.cammigres.group.cam.ac.uk 

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(CIRN enquiries:  italian@mml.cam.ac.uk, subject: CIRN)

 


Lent term 2015

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

With apologies for delayed posting, here is the Lent Term events list:

(please send notice of any other events to  italian@mml.cam.ac.uk, subject: CIRN)

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1.  CIRN Annual Lecture

Thursday 12th March, 5.15pm, Lightfoot Room, Old Divinity School, St John’s College

Jane Garnett & Gervase Rosser (Oxford University),

Looking for Miracles: Image Cults in Italy from the Renaissance to the Present

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2.  Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy 

6pm, Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge

Thursday 12th February

Truth, Autobiography, and the Poetry of Salvation: Inferno XXII, Purgatorio XXII, Paradiso XXII_

Giuseppe Ledda (University of Bologna)

Thursday 26th February

Our Bodies, Our Selves: Crucified, Famished, Nourished: Inferno XXIII, Purgatorio XXIII, Paradiso XXIII

Peter Hawkins (Yale University)

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3. Italian Department Graduate Research Seminars

Tuesday 24th February, 5pm, Pembroke College, Outer Parlour,

The Clinical Eye. A History of Contemporary Poetry

Valerio Magrelli (University of Cassino) and Elena Pinnen (Cambridge)

Thursday 5th March, 5pm, Outer Parlour, Pembroke College

Presentation of ERC project 'Domestic Devotions: the Place of Piety in the Renaissance Italian Home,

1400-1600'

Abigail Brundin, Marco Faini, Katie Tycz (Cambridge)

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4. AHRC Project Workshop 

Friday 13th February, from 1.30pm, Chadwick Room, Selwyn College

'Florentine Confraternities. Theology and Society in the Age of Dante'

organized by Departments of Italian, University of Leeds, Warwick and Cambridge, as part of AHRC project: 'Dante and Late-Medieval Florence: Theology in Poetry, Practice and Society’ (Leeds, Warwick)

Further details: please contact Heather Webb: hmw53@cam.ac.uk or Nicolò Maldina: n.maldina@leeds.ac.uk.

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5.  CRASSH Screen Media lecture

Tuesday 3rd March, 5.15pm, Harley-Mason Room, Corpus Christi College

Reflections on Max Ophuls through and across La signora di tutti (Italy, 1934)

Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck College)

 

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CIRN Annual Lecture

Thursday 12th March, 5.15pm, Lightfoot Room, Old Divinity School, St John’s College

Jane Garnett & Gervase Rosser (Oxford University),

Looking for Miracles: Image Cults in Italy from the Renaissance to the Present

http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/italian/research/CIRN.html

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Other events:

1.  CRASSH Screen Media seminar

Tuesday 3rd March, 5.15pm, Harley-Mason Room, Corpus Christi College

Reflections on Max Ophuls through and across La signora di tutti (Italy, 1934)

Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck College)

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2. Thursday 5th March, 5pm, Outer Parlour, Pembroke College

Presentation of ERC project 'Domestic Devotions: the Place of Piety in the Renaissance Italian Home,

1400-1600'

Abigail Brundin, Marco Faini, Katie Tycz (Cambridge)

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enquiries: italian@mml.cam.ac.uk (subject: CIRN)

 


Michaelmas term 2014

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

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1. MT events.  A separate email with MT seminars and events will follow. If you have an event to advertise to the network, please email us at nt272@cam.ac.uk (subject CIRN).

2. Research seed funding. CIRN has a small fund of money to support interdisciplinary research projects on Italy based in Cambridge, particularly with a view to preparing future external grant applications.  Last year, this fund supported two projects of this kind, with grants of between £500 and £1000. If you have a project that fits this bill, please let CIRN have a short outline of the project, the rationale for seed funding including potential future grant applications, a short CV, and the name and contact details of one referee (max 3 sides of A4; to nt272@cam.ac.uk, subject CIRN), by 7 November 2014.

2. CIRN annual lecture. This year's lecture will take place in Lent Term. Details to follow.

3. CIRN interdisciplinary symposium. This year's event will take place on 1 June 2015. The theme is ‘The Italian Home’.  Details to follow.

4. Updates to CIRN mailing list.  It can be hard to trace all the new arrivals in Cambridge who are working on Italy.  Please email nt272@cam.ac.uk (subject CIRN) or pass on these details if you are know of any newcomers (from postgraduates to professors) who might be interested in joining the network.

Thanks

CIRN committee

 

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

The following research events are taking place this term:

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1.  Italian Department Research Seminar 

Wed 15th October, at 5pm, Pembroke College, Outer Parlour

Ara H. Merjian (NYU), 'Fatalities: Giorgio de Chirico's Scene of the Crime' 

Thursday 20th November, at 5pm, Pembroke College, Outer Parlour

Sergio Luzzatto (University of Turin), 'Primo Levi, the Partisan'

Friday 21st November, at 9.30am, MML Faculty, room 331

Roundtable discussion of L'atlante della letteratura italiana

Respondent: Sergio Luzzatto (University of Turin)

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2.  Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy 

6pm, Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge

Thursday 23rd October

         Inferno XVIIIPurgatorio XVIIIParadiso XVIII

ANNE LEONE (University of Notre Dame)

Thursday 13th November

        Inferno XIX, Purgatorio XIX, Paradiso XIX

AMBROGIO CAMOZZI (University of Cambridge)

Thursday 27st November

       Inferno XX, Purgatorio XX, Paradiso XX

CLAUDIA ROSSIGNOLI (University of St Andrews) 

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3. "Dante's Paradise: imagining the divine", Robinson chapel, Sat 25th Oct at 2pm

details:  https://www.facebook.com/imaginingthedivine

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4. Peterhouse Theory Group

3 November, 8.30pm, Peterhouse, The Parlour

Social Change and Activism in Italy: Two Perspectives’

John Foot (Italian, Bristol), 'Basaglia's Democtratic Psychiatry Movement

Jan-Jonathan Bock (Anthropology, Cambridge), 'Grassroots Initiatives after the 2009 L'Aquila Earthquake'

Peterhouse Theory Group

2014-2015

"The Idea of Europe"

John Foot is Professor of Modern Italian History at the University of Bristol. He has published on the history of Italian sport (‘Pedalare! Pedalare! A History of Italian Cycling’ (2011), ‘Calcio! A History of Italian Football’ (2007)); on the legacy of war in Italy (‘Italy’s Divided Memory’ (2011)), and Italian urban culture (‘Milan Since the Miracle: City, Culture and Identity (2001). He is currently researching the history and memory of the radical psychiatry movement in Italy, founded by Franco Basaglia, which led to the closure of asylums across the country. He will be talking about Basaglia’s movement at the Theory Group.

Jan Bock is a PhD student in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. His thesis explores the social and cultural repercussions of the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake, investigating how a natural disaster transforms into personal crisis experiences. At the Theory Group, he will examine the rise of grassroots activism in response to the city’s devastation and the authoritarian emergency response under the Berlusconi administration.

Everyone is welcome. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

Convenors:

Dr Jennifer Wallace (English)

Prof Steven Connor (English)

Giles Waller (Theology)

Jan-Jonathan Bock (Anthropology)

Jack Clearman (Psychology)

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5.  GREEK IN ITALY

Tuesday 21 October: KATHERINE MCDONALD AND NICK ZAIR (University of Cambridge) ' Writing in Southern Italy: Adaptation, Exchange and Identity'

'Multilingualism and Exchange' Research group, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 5pm

Thursday 6 November, GR04, English Faculty, Sidgwick Site

NICK ZAIR (University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics):" Women's names and the shift to Latin in ancient Italy".

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6. Early Modern European History Seminar

13 November, 1 p.m. in the Green Room, Gonville and Caius College

Rose Marie San Juan (UCL), Punishment and Anatomy: The Confraternity of San Giovanni Decollato in Early Modern Rome

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7. Wednesday 26th November, 5pm, Pembroke College, Old Library 

Paul Ginsborg (University of Florence), Family Politics: Domestic Life, Devastation and Survival, 1900-1950

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enquiries: italian@mml.cam.ac.uk (subject: CIRN)

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8. Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar (CLANS)

'The Legacy of a Late Antique Prophecy: The Tiburtine Sibyl and the Italian Opposition to Otto III'

Levi Roach (Exeter)

19 November 2014, 17:00 - 19:00

Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

 


Easter term 2014

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

Events. Easter 2014

[enquiries and other announcements to: italian@mml.cam.ac.uk (subject: CIRN)]

 

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1. CIRN WORKSHOP 

New Approaches to Modern Naples

Melissa Calaresu (Cambridge), NIck Dines (Middlesex), Ruth Glynn (Bristol)

29 April, Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College, 5 p.m.

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2. Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy 2013-2014

The Public Lectures are at 6pm in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge

Thursday 1st May

      Inferno XV, Purgatorio XV, Paradiso XV

PROF. SIMONE MARCHESI (University of Princeton)

Thursday 15th May

     Inferno XVI, Purgatorio XVI, Paradiso XVI

DR MANUELE GRAGNOLATI (University of Oxford)

Thursday 29th May

     Inferno XVII, Purgatorio XVII, Paradiso XVII

DR TRISTAN KAY (University of Bristol)

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3. Italian Department Roundtable.

8 May, 5pm, Pembroke College

'Written texts and their representations in Renaissance culture'

Claudia Tardelli Terry (Cambridge, Italian), chair

Eugenio Refini (Villa I Tatti)

Marco Faini (Cambridge, Italian. Domestic Devotions Project)

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4. CRASSH events

23 April: Marcial Echenique (Architecture, University of Cambridge), 'Mostra d'Oltremare: Recuperating Mussolini's Show Case'. 2.30pm, CRASSH

23 April: Lodi Nauta (University of Groningen) 'Renaissance Dialectics: Lorenzo Valla's Humanist Approach to Logic and Argumentation'. 5pm, CRASSH

13 May: Pascal Girard (University of Reims), 'Conspiracy Theories in France and Italy during the Cold War and Decolonization', 5pmRoger Needham Room, Wolfson College

3 June: Giuliana Chamedes (Harvard), 'Catholic internationalism and the Origins of the Atlantic Order, 1920-1960', 5pmRoger Needham Room, Wolfson College

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5. 2014 Alcuin Lecture

Enrico Letta, Prime Minister of Italy (2013-14)

'The UK in or out of the EU: an Italian/European point of view'

6 June, POLIS, Alison Richard Building, 5pm

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

Three new events announcements for this term

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1. Seminar

 Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures group

Rosanna Sornicola, Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II, 'The Dialects of Campania. A perspective of linguistic ecology'

Wednesday 07 May 2014, 17:15-19:00, in the Faculty of English, room GR-06/07

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2. Seminar

Classical Reception Discussion Group

Prof. Catharine Edwards (Birkbeck) The topography of decline: Gibbon and the city of Rome

Thursday May 8th, 5 for 5.15pm

G-21, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge University

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3. One-day conference

THE ITALIAN LEFT AND FOREIGN POLICY

9 June 2014, 9am – 7pm, Department of Politics and International Studies, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT


A one day conference sponsored by the Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI), Taylor & Francis, the Cambridge Italian Research Network (CIRN) and the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS).

Programme available here and below:

http://www.polis.cam.ac.uk/conference-the-italian-left-and-foreign-policy-9th-june 

All welcome.

Register at dm641@cam.ac.uk 

 

Please note the following events in Cambridge in June and September:

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1.  Mysticism, Magic and Supernatural in Mediterranean Music

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Study Group ‘Mediterranean Music Studies’

10th Symposium

St John's College

27-29 June 2014

programme: http://www.mus.cam.ac.uk/events/mysticism-magic-and-supernatural-in-mediterranean-music

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2. Visualising Posture in Dante’s ‘Comedy’: History, Theory, Practice

12-13 September 2014

CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT - SG1&2

programme: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/25032

 


Lent term 2014

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

Research events and announcements for Lent Term

[enquiries and other announcements to: italian@mml.cam.ac.uk (subject: CIRN)]

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1. 'Greek in Italy' . We are pleased to announce the start of the 'Greek in Italy' project, an AHRC-funded research project based in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. The project will run from January 2014 to December 2017.

The aims of the project are:

- To understand the nature and long-term effects of language contact between Greek and other languages of Ancient Italy.

- To understand the spread of the Greek alphabet among non-Greek speaking communities.

- To investigate the nature of the Greek spoken in towns in Southern Italy, and compare this with developments in the rest of the Greek world.

- To integrate issues of linguistic contact and linguistic borrowing into the discourse of archaeologists, historians and other scholars working on Greek colonization in Italy, and to promote dialogue between linguists and other scholars.

You can read more about the project, and follow our research on the project blog at greekinitaly.wordpress.com

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2. 'Why Berlusconi? An historical and cultural analysis of the phenomenon of Berlusconismo' 

Cambridge University Italian Society  http://www.cuitaliansociety.org.uk/

Thursday 23 January 2014, 7 pm, Lightfoot Room, St. John's College, Divinity School.

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3. Italian Department Graduate Seminars

Thursday 6th February, 5.15pm, Pembroke College, Outer Parlour

title: ‘Boundaries and Confinement in Post-unification Italian Women’s Writing’

Ann Caesar (University of Warwick), and Lucy Hosker (Clare College)

Monday 10th February, 5.15pm, Pembroke College, Outer Parlourr

Roundtable: Dr Daniele Giglioli (University of Bergamo), Alessandra Diazzi, (Darwin College), Elena Pinnen (Pembroke College), 

on Giglioli’s book Senza Trauma

 

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

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Cambridge Screen Media Group presents:

A special screening of a new film by acclaimed Italian director Alina Marazzi:

 TUTTO PARLA DI TE [ALL ABOUT YOU] (2012)

 Monday 10 February 2014 at 7.15

Riley Auditorium, Clare College

 In Italian, with English subtitles.

The director will introduce the film and take questions after the screening.

Free and open to all.

For further details of the screening please contact Emma Wilson (efw1000@cam.ac.uk)

For further details of the film:

http://www.kinoweb.it/cinema/tutto_parla_di_te/tutto_parla_di_te.html

 Marazzi’s previous films include Un’ora sola ti vorrei [For One More Hour With You] (2002) and Vogliamo anche le rose [We Want Roses Too] (2007).

 ‘Alina Marazzi occupies a very special place in the history of Italian women filmmakers for her experimental style and feminist approach’ (Cristina Gamberi)

‘As the private affairs of this family are narrated, the screen is filled with beauty’ (Pietro Roberto Goisis) 

 

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

Upcoming Events

[enquiries and other announcements to: italian@mml.cam.ac.uk (subject: CIRN)]

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1.  CONFERENCE

Conduct Literature for and about Women in Italy, 1470-1900: Prescribing and Describing Life

20-21 March, Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge

Organizers: Helena Sanson, Francesco Lucioli

Full program and registration: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/italian/news/Conduct/conduct.html

2. CIRN WORKSHOP 

New Approaches to Modern Naples

Melissa Calaresu (Cambridge), NIck Dines (Middlesex), Ruth Glynn (Bristol)

29 April, Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College, 5 p.m.

3. ANNUAL CIRN SYMPOSPIUM

Global Italy

23 May, Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius, 10.30am-4.30pm

 

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CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

Two events this week

[enquiries and other announcements to: italian@mml.cam.ac.uk (subject: CIRN)]

 

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1.   Pembroke College, Outer Parlour, Wednesday, 12th March, 5pm

Fabrizio Cigni (University of Pisa), 'Manoscritti medievali pisano-genovesi’

Medieval Francophone Literary Culture Outside France (AHRC project) 

Italian Department research seminar

2.  Thursday March 13, 8pm and Friday March 14, 6pm.

Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio, English Faculty, Sidgwick Site.

"Il Berretto a Sonagli" by L. Pirandello

Directed and adapted by Ludovico Nolfi

In Italian with English subtitles.

Tickets £4 (dm641@cam.ac.uk)

The Italian Society Committee and the ItSoc Theater Group.

 


Michaelmas term 2013

Conference:

Religion and Violence in Early Modern Naples'

Friday, 13 September 2013

Location: CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT - SG1&2

http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2475/

 

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

The following research events are taking place this term:

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1. Annual CIRN Lecture 2013

Lucy Riall (EUI, Florence)

'Bronte 1860-2010. Social Conflict and the Politics of Memory'

14 November, Lightfoot Room, St John's College, 5.15pm

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2. The Cambridge International Studies Association (CISA) 

Panel-event: The Current State of the European Left.

Friday 25 October, POLIS, room S2, Alison Richard Building, 5.00 pm.

Speakers:

Prof. Luke Martell (University of Sussex): 'Renewing and rethinking left ideas'.

Dr. Stephen Driver (University of Roehampton):'The changing Labour Party'.

Prof. Marc Lazar (SciencesPo Paris): 'A comparative study of the Italian and the French left'.

Prof. William Paterson (University of Aston): 'The SPD under Angela Merkel's rule'.

The panel will be chaired by Prof. Andrew Gamble (University of Cambridge, POLIS). 

No booking required.  (Enquiries: Lilia Giugni, lg433@cam.ac.uk)

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3. Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy 

6pm, Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge

Thursday 31st October

         Inferno IX, Purgatorio IX, Paradiso IX

ZYGMUNT G. BARANSKI (University of Notre Dame)

Thursday 7th November

       Inferno X, Purgatorio X, Paradiso X

K P CLARKE (University of York)

Thursday 21st November

       Inferno XI, Purgatorio XI, Paradiso XI

PAOLA NASTI (University of Reading) 

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4. Italian Department Research Seminar 

Thursday 17th October, at 1pm, Board Room, Graduate Centre of the Faculty of MML (3rd floor).

George Corbett (JRF, Trinity), 'Writing Dante and Epicurus 

(Refreshments from 12.30)

Thursday 24th October, at 5.15pm, in Pembroke College (venue tbc) 

Francesco Capello (University of Kent),'Psychoanalysis and Literature: from Application to Conversation' 

Respondant: Alessandra Diazzi (PhD candidate, Darwin)

Monday 18 November, at 5.15pm in Pembroke College (venue tbc)

Domenico Scarpa (Centro Primo Levi, Turin), 'Primo Levi in his Prime Time, 1945-66'

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5. Screen Media Research Seminar

Tuesday 29th October, 5.15 to 7pm, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Zygmunt G. Baranski (University of Notre Dame), 'Roberto Rossellini’s Un pilota pitorna: Ethics, Realism, Propaganda'

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enquiries: italian@mml.cam.ac.uk (subject: CIRN)

ReminderResearch seed funding. CIRN has a small fund of money to support interdisciplinary research projects on Italy, particularly with a view to preparing future external grant applications.  Last year, this fund supported two projects with grants of between £500 and £1000. If you have a project that fits this bill, please let CIRN have a short outline of the project, the rationale for seed funding and potential future grant applications, and the name and contact details of one referee (max 2 sides of A4; to nt272@cam.ac.uk, subject CIRN), by 31 October 2013.

 

1. REMINDER. CIRN (Cambridge Italian Research Network) Lecture 2013

Lucy Riall (EUI, Florence)

'Bronte 1860-2010. Social Conflict and the Politics of Memory'

14 November, Lightfoot Room, St John's College, Cambridge, 5.15pm

All welcome

2.  UL blog and Italian ebook access

There is a new blog on European language collections at the UL, including this announcement of a trial access period (until 15 Jan) to a collection of Italian ebooks.

http://europeancollections.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/trial-access-to-italian-language-titles-on-casalinis-torrossa-ebooks-platform/

 


Easter term 2013

CIRN. CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

Many thanks to all those of you who came to seminars and other events this term.  

**Please make a note of two important events coming up next term.**

 

1. CIRN interdisciplinary symposium. 24 May 2013 at Caius. 

"Italian Landscapes". Programme attached.

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2. Symposium in Honour of Prof Deborah Howard. 28 June 2013

"Renaissance Encounters". Programme attached.

ANNOUCEMENTS OF OTHER EVENTS FOR THE LIST TO: rscg1@cam.ac.uk

REQUESTS FOR NEW MEMBERS OR TO REMOVE YOUR NAME TO: italian@mml.cam.ac.uk

CIRN. EASTER TERM EVENTS.

1. ITALIAN RESEARCH SEMINARS

Tue. 30 April, 5.15pm, Teaching Room 2, Divinity School, St John’s College

Simon Levis Sullam (Venice)

‘Times of Indifference: Moravia, Fascism, Anti-Semitism’

Mon. 13 May, 5.30pm Boys Smith Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College

John Dickie (UCL)

‘Mafia Republic: Democracy, Prosperity & Organised Crime in Italy since 1946’

In collaboration with the CU Italian Society.

Tue. 14 May, 5.15pm, Teaching Room 2, Divinity School, St John’s College

Jason Houston (Oklahoma)

‘Boccaccio on Friendship, Theory and Practice’

2. DANTE. VERTICAL READINGS

Thur. 2 May, 6pm, Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College

Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy

SIMON GILSON (Warwick)

Inferno VII, Purgatorio VII, Paradiso VII

Thur 16 May, 6pm, Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College

Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy

BRENDA DEEN SCHILDGEN (UC Davis)

Inferno VIII, Purgatorio VIII, Paradiso VIII

3. SYKES LECTURE

On 2 May Pembroke College will be holding its sixth annual K G Sykes Lecture in Italian Studies.  This year's lecture will be delivered by Professor Giuliano Amato, former Prime Minister of Italy (1992-1993, 2000-2001), and the title of his talk will be: "150 years afterwards and beyond. What has remained of the Italian Unity?"

The talk will be held in the Old Library at 5pm, with drinks in the Parlours afterwards.

The lecture is open to all, but if you would like to reserve a place at the talk, please contact Sally March at Pembroke via email at sally.march@pem.cam.ac.uk or by telephone on (7)65526.

4. RENAISSANCE ENCOUNTERS

Fri 28 June, 9.30am Old Divinity School, St John’s College,

RENAISSANCE ENCOUNTERS

A Symposium in Honour of Professor Deborah Howard

Programme available here:

http://www.hoart.cam.ac.uk/Downloads/DHSYMPOSIUMPROGRAMME

 

CIRN.  REMINDER.

1. ITALIAN RESEARCH SEMINAR

Tue. 30 April, 5.15pm, Teaching Room 2, Divinity School, St John’s College

Simon Levis Sullam (Venice)

‘Times of Indifference: Moravia, Fascism, Anti-Semitism’

2.  EARLY MODERN EUROPE HISTORY SEMINAR

Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Hall, 1 pm, 2 May

Rosa Salzberg, Warwick

‘The Early Modern Melting Pot: Multicultural Venice in Print and Performance’

3. DANTE. VERTICAL READINGS

Thur. 2 May, 6pm, Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College

Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy

SIMON GILSON (Warwick)

Inferno VII, Purgatorio VII, Paradiso VII

4. SYKES LECTURE

On 2 May Pembroke College will be holding its sixth annual K G Sykes Lecture in Italian Studies.  This year's lecture will be delivered by Professor Giuliano Amato, former Prime Minister of Italy (1992-1993, 2000-2001), and the title of his talk will be: "150 years afterwards and beyond. What has remained of the Italian Unity?"

The talk will be held in the Old Library at 5pm, with drinks in the Parlours afterwards.

The lecture is open to all, but if you would like to reserve a place at the talk, please contact Sally March at Pembroke via email at sally.march@pem.cam.ac.uk or by telephone on (7)65526.

5. Bilingualism and Biliteracy in Oscan South Italy

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

12:00 - 14:00

Location: CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, SG2 (ground floor)

Dr Nicholas Zair (Peterhouse; Classics) presents at the CRASSH Postdoctoral Research Seminar.

The event is free to attend but registration is required. A sandwich lunch will be provided. Registration website:

http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2433/

Abstract

The South of Italy between 400 and 100BC was extremely multicultural and multilingual, with speakers of various languages, including Greek, Latin, Oscan and Messapic all in contact at various times. My talk will examine the evidence for cultural and linguistic interaction provided by the use of different alphabets to write Oscan, a well understood language related to Latin. Oscan was spoken from Campania to the toe of Italy, and I will focus on the inscriptions from modern-day Basilicata, Calabria and Sicily, which use the Greek alphabet. Traditionally, inscriptions written in this alphabet have been seen as reflecting a fixed and rigid school of trained scribes using an orthography specifically developed for writing Oscan. Variation in the rules of this orthography have been attributed to a reform at the start of the 3rd century under the influence of specific changes in the Oscan alphabet used further North, or the Greek alphabet used to write Greek. I will argue that we should instead identify continuing variation in orthography due to individual factors, in particular widespread Greek-Oscan bilingualism leading to shared Greek-Oscan orthographic practices.

6. Masterclass on Italian Illuminated Incunabula at UL:

Cambridge University Library will be holding its 9th masterclass as part of the Incunabula Project on Tuesday 4 June 2013, with a repeat on Tuesday 25 June 2013. 

The masterclass, entitled “Hand Illumination on Venetian Incunabula in Cambridge University Library”, will be led by Lilian Armstrong, Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of Art at Wellesley College, Emerita, and a leading authority in the History of Italian Illumination.  Her research concentrates in particular on book decoration in Venice in the second half of the 15th century, following the invention of printing with movable type.

With the help of treasures from the incunabula collection in the University Library, Professor Armostrong will illustrate the development of Venetian book ornamentation and its transition from hand painted decoration to woodcut illustration in the late 15th and early 16thcentury.

The seminar will be held in the Keynes Room at the Library. It will start at 2.30pm and will last approximately 90 minutes, allowing time for questions and discussion. Attendance will be limited in order to allow all attendees a chance to see the books under discussion up close, and to participate in the discussion.

To book your place, please email <incunabula@lib.cam.ac.uk>.

For more information, please visit  https://inc.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/rarebooks/incunabula_project.html

 


Lent term 2013

CIRN. CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

1. Seminars

5 Feb, 5.15pm, Teaching Room 2, Divinity School, St John’s College

Dr Marzia Maccaferri (Modena), ‘Italian Intellectual discourse, 1950s and 1960s. A political perspective’

11 Feb, 5pm, Department of Politics and International Studies, Room S138

Prof Robert Gordon (Cambridge), ‘Italy’s missing holocaust museum: memory, amnesia and post war Italian politics’

18 Feb, 5.15pm, Teaching Room 2, Divinity School, St John’s College

Dr Stefano Jossa (RHUL), ‘Why does not Italy have Robin Hood? Literary Heroes and National Identity in Modern Italy’

12 Mar., 5.15pm, Teaching Room 2, Divinity School, St John’s College

Prof Luciano Zampese (Geneve), ‘Aspetti verbali in Libera nos a Malo di Luigi Meneghello’

2. Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante

The first three lectures are now available online here: http://sms.cam.ac.uk/collection/1366579

Public Lectures at 6pm (All are welcome)

Thursday 31st January

Prof. John Marenbon (Cambridge)

'Virtuous pagans, hopeless desire and unjust justice: Inferno IV, Purgatorio IV, and Paradiso IV'

Thursday 14th February

Prof. Robin Kirkpatrick (Cambridge)

'St Valentines's Day: Massacre, Miserere and Martyrdom: Inferno V, Purgatorio V, and Paradiso V'

Thursday 28th February

Prof. Claire Honess (Leeds)

'Divided City, Servile Italy, Universal Empire: Inferno VI, Purgatorio VI, and Paradiso VI'. 

Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge

3. CIRN seed funding

We're pleased to announce that two collaborative research projects successfully applied for CIRN seed funding in MT:

-'Umbrian and Latin Bronze Votive Figurines in context' (F. Fulminante)

- 'Posture and Performance in Dante's Purgatorio' (H. Webb)

We hope to run a similar competition again later this year.

4. CIRN interdisciplinary symposium. 24 May 2013. Italian Landscapes

Further details on the programme will follow this term. 

5. ERC Synergy Grant

Many congratulations to Abi Brundin (Italian), Deborah Howard (History of Art) and Mary Laven (History) for the award of an ERC Synergy grant of €2.3 million for the project 'Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home' (2013-17).

 


Michaelmas Term 2012

CIRN 

Activities for 2012/13.

 1. The first CIRN LECTURE will take place on 19 October, 5pm (Bateman Auditorium, Caius).  See attached flyer.  We’re delighted to welcome Professor Jeffrey Schnapp from Harvard to give the first CIRN lecture. Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there.

2. Research seed funding. CIRN has a small fund of money which it plans to offer to support interdisciplinary research projects on Italy within Cambridge or in collaboration with other institutions, with a view to larger external grant applications in the future.  If you have a project that fits this bill, please let CIRN have a short outline of it and of the rationale for seed funding and future grant applications (max 2 sides of A4; c/o nt272@cam.ac.uk, subject CIRN), by 31 October 2012.

3.  MT seminars.  Around the start of term, we’ll circulate a list of research seminars with Italian interests taking place in Cambridge this term or this year. If you have programmes of seminars that are relevant, please email them to us at nt272@cam.ac.uk (subject CIRN).

4. We’re planning a first CIRN interdisciplinary conference for 24 May 2013 on the theme ‘Italian Landscapes’.  More news to follow.

5. Updates to list.  Please email nt272@cam.ac.uk (subject CIRN) if you are no longer in Cambridge or if you know of new arrivals in Cambridge (from PhD students to Professors) with research interests in Italy.

(CIRN activities this year are being supported by a generous gift from Mr. Keith Sykes, for which we are extremely grateful.)

 

1. THURS 18 Oct, 6pm, Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity

Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy 

George Corbett and Heather Webb, 'Inferno I, Purgatorio I, Paradiso I'

2. FRI 19 Oct, 5pm, Bateman Auditorium, Caius

CIRN Lecture

Jeffrey Schnapp (Harvard), 'Next Stop on the High Line: The Trento Tunnels Project' 

Cambridge Italian Research Network

Two events next week and a reminder:

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1. Multi-disciplinary Gender Research Seminar

Helena Sanson, Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900

Speaker: Dr Helena Sanson, Department of Italian, University of Cambridge

Chair: Professor Wendy Bennett, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge

1330-1430, Monday 29 October 2012​

The Ramsden Room, St Catherine's College, Cambridge

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2.  Italian Department Research Seminar

Mon 29 Oct, 5.15pm, Teaching Room 2, in the new Divinity School, St John’s College

Prof Guido Mazzoni (Siena), ‘POLYTHEISM AND IMPERFECTION: The Morality and Moral of the Modern Novel’    

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3.   Research seed funding. CIRN has a small fund of money which it plans to offer to support interdisciplinary research projects on Italy within Cambridge or in collaboration with other institutions, with a view to larger external grant applications in the future.  If you have a project that fits this bill, please let CIRN have a short outline of it and of the rationale for seed funding and future grant applications (max 2 sides of A4; c/o nt272@cam.ac.uk, subject CIRN), by 31 October 2012.

Cambridge Italian Research Network

Two events of interest this week, both on Thursday:

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1. Hannah Malone, 'The Meaning of Architecture in Nineteenth-century Cemeteries'

Date: Thursday 8th November Time: 12pm-1pm Venue: Graduate Seminar Room, History of Art Department, 4a Trumpington Street

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Hannah Malone is a third-year PhD student in architectural history. Her research explores the architecture of cemeteries as an expression of socio-political forces, with a focus on nineteenth-century Italy.

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2. The second Cambridge Vertical Reading in Dante's Comedy

Thursday, 8 November.  Dr Matthew Treherne (Leeds) will be speaking on the connections between 'The Twos' (Inferno II, Purgatorio II, Paradiso II) at 6pm in the Winstanley Theatre of Trinity College.

For those who are interested, a teleconferenced workshop on Purgatorio II will be held at 4.30pm, also in the Winstanley Theatre (as well as locations at Leeds and Notre Dame).  Please bring your own copy of the text and your thoughts on that canto.

Cambridge Italian Research Network

One more event:

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3. Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar in CRASSH

Wednesday 7th November, 5 p.m.

Prof. Jo Story, 'The Carolingians and Old Saint Peter's, Rome'.

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4. HISTORY OF MATERIAL TEXTS SEMINAR: 'ITALIAN BOOKS IN AN ENGLISH GREAT HOUSE LIBRARY: THE CASE OF BELTON HOUSE IN LINCOLNSHIRE'

Abigail Brundin (Cambridge) and Dunstan Roberts (Cambridge) Thursday, 8 November 5:30 pm Room SR-24, Faculty of English, 9 West Road

When English travellers went to Italy in the early modern period, they not only brought art objects and other tourist trophies back with them, they also acquired books. These books, combined with those bought in preparation for travel and those bought afterwards, provide a valuable insight into Anglo-Italian cultural relations. They also enrich our perceptions of the cultural vibrancy which Italy communicated to Protestant nations in the wake of the Council of Trent, despite ongoing religious disagreements. The holdings of an early modern private library help to map the competing influences on that house and family, the works arriving from other contexts, and their passage from reader to reader within the household and beyond it. Thus the library, more than simply a collection of books, becomes a repository of the social history of the place. More widely, the findings of this study, conducted in collaboration with the National Trust, engage with larger questions about English cultural permeability in the early modern period, facilitated through the exchange of books and ideas.

All welcome. Wine & soft drinks will be served at the start of the seminar. For more information, please contact Jason Scott-Warren (jes1003@cam.ac.uk), Andrew Zurcher (aez20@cam.ac.uk) or Dunstan Roberts (dcdr2@cam.ac.uk)

 

A final CIRN message for this term.  

See below announcements of a 5-year Research Fellowship in Italian at Pembroke, and of an interesting event at St John's in January.

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1. KEITH SYKES RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN ITALIAN STUDIES, Pembroke College, Cambridge University

The College hopes to elect not later than 15 March 2013 to a KEITH SYKES RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN ITALIAN STUDIES, with tenure for five years from 1 October 2013. Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete a doctoral degree.

The College welcomes applications from scholars with research interests in any aspect of Italian culture and history from the age of Dante to the present: relevant disciplines may include Italian language and literature, music, history and art history. The holder will be encouraged to do a limited amount of teaching for the College, and to offer an annual course of lectures in a relevant University Department or Faculty, but would require the permission of the Governing Body to undertake other paid work, and will be expected to support an annual "Italian evening" and the annual Keith Sykes Lecture.

The stipend payable from 1 October 2013 will range from £21,383 to £24,049 and is reviewed annually. Further financial particulars are available on request.

Applications, which are due by 7 January 2013, should be made online by clicking on the link below and following the relevant links.  

http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/the-college/job-vacancies/

Informal enquiries can be made to the Senior Tutor's Assistant, Sally Clowes, at  sally.clowes@pem.cam.ac.uk.  

PLEASE CIRCULATE TO ALL POSSIBLE CANDIDATES

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2. 'Adventures in Italy', on Saturday 12th January 2013, St John's College Library, is a celebration of the Samuel Butler Collection, and will feature an exhibition and talks on Samuel Butler's travels in Italy in the nineteenth century. The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome. The full programme for the day's events is on the College website at http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/butler-day-adventures-italy.

 

 


Easter Term 2012

LAUNCH OF CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

We had an excellent response to our call for interest in this new network, with over a hundred replies. We hope to build on this over the coming months by sponsoring events and research initiatives relating to Italy and by facilitating contact and communication within the network.

We're pleased to announce a launch event for the network.  On 12 May, Jesus College is hosting a symposium on Venice (programme attached). At the end of the day, CIRN will celebrate the establishment of the network with a drinks reception: 5.30pm in the Fellows' Garden (or the Coleridge Room, if wet). Do come along to the drinks and/ or the symposium (numbers are limited for lunch, though, so please contact Mary Laven asap - mrl25@cam.ac.uk - to check on that).

As part of the network's activities, we'll send round digests of relevant announcements of events etc, but we'll try not to clutter your inboxes too much. 

 


CIRN

CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN RESEARCH NETWORK

The following might be of interest (further details on each below):

1. CIRN research fund

2. CRASSH Screen Media Seminar on Ali Smith and Pasolini, 30 April

3. Seminars in Medieval Italian Literature and Religious Thought_, 1, 8, 15 May

4. Interdisciplinary work on the Gubbio-Perugia frontier

5. Talk by David Willey (former BBC Rome correspondent), 11 May

 

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1.  CIRN research fund. Advance notice.

We are planning to set up a small network fund to support and provide seed money for collaborative research projects in Cambridge related to Italy, in particular with a view to developing grant applications. Further details to follow. 

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2. Cambridge Screen Media Group, Monday 30 April  

A Roundtable on Teorema (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968) 

Ali Smith (Novelist and Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature, University of Oxford)

Robert Gordon (Professor of Modern Italian Culture, University of Cambridge)

Lucia Yandoli (Filmmaker and PhD student in Italian, University of Cambridge)

17.15-19.00 CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT ALL WELCOME

With us on Monday, 30 April will be writer Ali Smith, who will be reading from her 2005 novel, The Accidental, offering a modern-day reworking of Theorem's theme of angelic intrusion. Robert Gordon will follow up with a presentation on 'Teorema: Book and Film, Words and Silences', before Lucia Yandoli takes the stage with a paper on 'The ecstasy in Teorema'.

For further information contact Emma Wilson (efw1000@cam.ac.uk) or Hannah Mowat (hefw1000@cam.ac.uk)

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3. Seminars in Medieval Italian Literature and Religious Thought (Italian Dept, MML)

Boys Smith Room, Fisher Building, St John's College, 5:15pm 

 

1 May Professor Peter Hawkins (Yale) 

'Rahab and her Afterlife: From Bible to Comedy'

 

8 May

Professor Brenda Deen Schildgen (UC Davis)

'Dante's Commedia and the Ascent to Incarnational History: Canto 7 Paradiso'

 

15 May  

Dr Kenneth Clarke (Cambridge)

'Griselda Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Boccaccio's Griselda, Petrarch's Walterus, and Dante's Ulysses'

contact: 

Dr. Heather Webb:     hmw53@cam.ac.uk

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4. Interdisciplinary work on the Gubbio-Perugia frontier

In the interdisciplinary spirit of the new network, I invite interest in our work on the longue duree of the Gubbio-Perugia frontier founded in the 6th century BC, but enduring up to the present day in the communal boundaries of two cities. Key phases include the construction of Ancient Etruscan and Umbrian identity, the Byzantine corridor of the seventh century AD between Ravenna and Rome, the construction of castles and abbeys from the tenth century AD onwards and the fluid military frontier of June and July 1944. The work is centred around the distinguished Benedictine abbey of S.Maria di Val di Ponte with an early undercroft, fine cloister and the location of work of the 13th century Maestro di Montelabate and the original location of further work by the Maestro di Montelabate and by the early 14th century Meo di Guido da Siena now in the Perugia art gallery

Project website here:

http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/projects/montelabate/

More details on the abbey here:

http://www.montelabate.com/

http://www.umbrarte.com/torri/montelabate.htm

The excavation this summer will be on twitter ... and is already on Facebook.

There is potential for cross disciplinary research and grant applications for anyone with research that coincides with these themes.

I can send an overview article in press for the Papers of the British School at Rome to anyone who sends me an email.

Simon Stoddart

(ss16@cam.ac.uk)

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5. DAVID WILLEY (former BBC Rome correspondent) will be giving a talk at Pembroke College on May 11th at 5pm.

For further information, contact: Francesco Anesi, fa257@cam.ac.uk

 

For further information about CIRN, please write to: cirn@mml.cam.ac.uk

CIRN has been generously supported by: Italian Department, Cambridge; Keith Sykes Fund; Serena Fund; Trevelyan Fund, History Faculty.