Dante at Royal Holloway

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Dante at Royal Holloway A study-day to celebrate the 7th centenary of the death of the author of the Divine Comedy.

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10am-12pm (UK time)

Workshop for students from state schools



First session

Chair: Professor Sarah Wright

1.50pm: Welcome address from Katia Pizzi, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in London

2-2.20pm: Stefano Jossa, Dante at Royal Holloway

2.25– 2.45pm: Jane Everson, Dante and Dance

2.50–3.20pm: Andrea Mazzucchi, Dante’s visual presence in the UK: illuminated manuscripts between the 14th and 15th century (in Italian)

3.20–3.40pm: Q&A session

Second session

Chair: Dr Selena Daly

4–4.20pm: John Sellars, Dante the Aristotelian Philosopher

4.25–4.55pm: Catherine Keen, Dante on and off the page

5-5.20pm: Giacomo Benedetto, Medieval Politics for Contemporary Europe?

5.20–5.40pm: Q&A session

Special event

Chair: Professor Giuliana Pieri

5.45–6.30pm: Ian Thomson, Dante and the Islam

The event is sponsored by RHUL - HARI and is supported by the Italian Cultural Institute in London. The school workshop is sponsored by UCML.

We strongly encourage the participation of people with disabilities in the event. We can provide material in alternative format upon request. Should you need assistance, please contact

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