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14 September 1321 - 14 September 2021



14 September 1321 - 14 September 2021

14 September 1321 - 14 September 2021
700 hundred years ago Dante Alighieri, the author of the Divine Comedy, died in Ravenna. This important anniversary has been marked all over the world and in the course of 2021, the Anno Dantesco, thousands of events have taken place to celebrate the life and work of the Sommo Poeta.

Here at ICI London, we have organised Dante: A Man for All Seasons, a series of seminars presented by Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute), Tabitha Tuckett (UCL ) and John Took (also UCL). The seminars, which aimed to explore some of the leading ideas of Dante’s work and their continuing significance to us, took place online between 12 January and 18 May this year, with an enormous success. The ever-growing audience was introduced to a wide range of texts and topics with a view to reconstructing the moral and intellectual world in which Dante lived. The presenters discussed Dante’s understanding of a variety of topics, his sources, and his relevance to contemporary existential concerns.
Find the complete programme of the series HERE

We were also extremely pleased to be one of twelve Italian Cultural Institutes around the world hosting Dante nel Mondo (Dante in the World) a lectura Dantis relay offering readings, in video streaming, of some of the most important and memorable cantos of Dante's masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, from the three parts of Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise. All details HERE
Dante nel Mondo was also the occasion to present our video Dante@700: A Journey Without End. Actress Greta Scacchi reading from the Canto V of the Inferno, in the English translation by Ciaran Carson, published by Head of Zeus then scholar, author and translator Ian Thomson (East Anglia University) talking about Dante, his work and his importance in the Anglophone world. You can watch the video on our Vimeo channel, follow THIS LINK

Last but not least, we have been delighted to be able to offer our audience the opportunity to listen to the audio book Dalla selva oscura al Paradiso (From the Dark Forest to Paradise) produced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on the occasion of Dante's centenary celebrations, presenting select passages from the poem in thirty-three different languages and leading listeners on a guided tour through the three cantos of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise in thirty-three languages: a unique way of (re)discovering an extraordinary poem that still arouses the interest of readers in all Countries today, as well as inspiring artists, writers, musicians, film and theatre directors. To find out more and listen to the audiobook, click HERE

14 September 2021
700 years of Dante at the British Library

Today, 14 September 2021, the British Library marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Italian poet Dante Alighieri. His main work, the Divine Comedy, is widely considered one of the most important works of literature. His vision still informs our idea of afterlife: how Hell, Purgatory and Paradise look like. His poetry still moves and inspires.


Data: Da Mar 14 Set 2021 a Mer 15 Set 2021

Organizzato da : ICI London

Ingresso : Libero