Dante Alighieri Society

The Birmingham Dante Alighieri Society (widely known as ‘The Dante’) is one of the oldest campus-based societies in continuous operation and its membership reaches out across the whole regional community. The Society runs a packed programme of talks, musical events and more informal gatherings on Italian culture that members, friends and students are most welcome to attend.

Programme 2014

Thursday, January 16
AGM with wine and panettone
School of Education, Room 422, 19:15

Wednesday, February 19
Paola Olivetti
La censura nella canzone italiana d’autore – dal trio Lescano ad oggi
Arts Building, Lecture Room 1, 17:15

Tuesday, March 4
Nino Rallo
“Usanza di mare” – viaggi in giro e intorno alla Sicilia e oltre
Ashley Building, Room 322, 17:15

Wednesday, May 14
Martin Kelleen (Rare Books Librarian, Birmingham University)
Giambattista Bodoni of Parma: typographer and publisher
Cadbury Research Library – Special Collections, 17:30

Thursday, June 19
Annual Dinner

Wednesday, October 15
Serata with buffet supper
School of Education, Room 422, 19:15

Thursday, November 13
Bernard Keeling (Translator)
Fischi per fischi – traduzioni e tribulazioni
Ashley Building, Room 322, 17:15

Wednesday, December 10
Rossella Bonfatti (University of Bologna)
Patriotic Women in the Italian Risorgimento
Ashley Building, Room 322, 17:15

For further information please contact Paolo De Ventura: p.deventura@bham.ac.uk.

To be included in the mailing-list, please contact the Membership Secretary, Mrs. Rosalia Beccarelli (liabeccarelli@yahoo.co.uk); to support the Society, please contact the Treasurer, Professor Arrigo Subiotto (a.v.subiotto@bham.ac.uk).