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DANTE 700: An Introduction to Dante Alighieri

  • 25 Mar 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online Event


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DANTE 700 is a series of online events, presented by The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul, celebrating Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) on the 700th anniversary of his death. 

Everyone is encouraged to register for all the three events.
However, each event will be independent
and will be accessible even without attending the others.


Online Events - Registration required
Free or with suggested donation to support our programming

An Introduction to Dante Alighieri
Thursday, March 25th, 6:00-7:00 PM

Join Pieranna Garavaso, Professor Emerita of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, for the first appointment of DANTE 700. During this introductory talk, you will learn about Dante Alighieri’s life and literary production, Dante’s political life during the war between the papacy and the empire as well as  the origins of the Italian language: from Latin to the volgare.

To register, click on the Register button in the upper left blue box.


La Divina Commedia
Thursday, April 29th, 6:00-7:00 PM. Read more and register

La Divina Commedia, Book Club
Thursday, May 27th, 6:00-7:00 PM. Read more and register

Pieranna Garavaso is native Italian and came to the US to earn a PhD in Philosophy (at the U of Nebraska Lincoln). She taught Philosophy at the University of Minnesota Morris for 34 years. She was awarded the UMN Morris Alumni Association Teaching Award (2003), the Horace T. Morse Alumni Association Undergraduate Teaching Award (2004) and the UMN Morris Faculty Research Award (2017). Her areas of research include History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Mathematics, and Feminist Philosophies.  She has published articles in Italian and English and authored, co-authored or edited several books; the last collection she has edited is the Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism (2018).  As Emerita/retired she plans to devote more time to reading and discussing Italian literature.

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