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 15
AGM with wine and panettone
Muirhead Tower, Room 122, 19:30

Wednesday February 11
Marco De Biasio
Pier Paolo Pasolini: the artistic resistance against decadent conformity
Muirhead Tower 122, 17:30

Wednesday March 18
Paola Olivetti
Cartoline dall'Italia in una canzone: le città del Belpaese raccontate dai cantautori italiani.
Muirhead Tower 122, 17:30

Thursday May 14
David Hemsoll (University of Birmingham)
Michelangelo’s Plans for St. Peter’s Basilica
Muirhead Tower 109, 17:30

Thursday June 18
Annual Dinner

Thursday October 15
Serata, with buffet supper
Venue tbc, 19:30

Thursday November 12
Cosetta Veronese (University of Basel)
Leopardi’s Zibaldone and its afterlife
Muirhead Tower 122, 17:30

Wednesday December 9
Martin Killeen (University Librarian)
Ariosto, Tasso, Guarini in the Special Collection
Muirhead Tower, Cadbury Special Collection Room, 17:30

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).