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Breaking Bread with Dante

A series of enlightening seminars about Dante Alighieri’s life and works

Presented by Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute), Tabitha Tuckett (UCL) and John Took (UCL)

The aim of this series is to explore some of the leading ideas of Dante’s work and their continuing significance to us. The audience will be introduced to Dante’s life and works, walked through the Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso of the Divine Comedy, and they will discuss Dante’s understanding of a variety of topics including love, nature, language and theology, learning about his relevance to contemporary existential concerns.

From 25 January to 29 March 2022 
Tuesday evenings from 7.00 to 8.30 pm

The sessions will take place online on Zoom, please CLICK HERE to register.

Here is the full programme of the series: 

25 January – Dante: his life and work. A preliminary review
1 February – The Inferno: a moment of recognition
8 February – The Purgatorio: a moment of reconfiguration
15 February – The Paradiso: a moment of transcendence
22 February – Dante on the nature of love
1 March – Dante on language and literature
8 March – Dante on philosophy and theology
15 March – Dante and his auctores
22 March – Dante in print: a bibliographical survey
29 March – A final word: breaking bread with Dante


  • Organizzato da: ICI London, UCL