A two-day international symposium devoted to Dante’s political thought under the auspices of the Central New York Humanities Corridor, the Humanities Project at the University of Rochester, and other academic units. The symposium is based on the premise that political concerns are not only inseparable from Dante’s biography but they also permeate the whole corpus of Dante’s works and emerge in various ways at the intersection of all fields of knowledge that Dante explores. While elucidating for us the natural integration of the humanities with the sciences, Dante continues to be a source of provocative insights and inspirations on how to be political animals today.
Several recent publications and conferences confirm the timeliness of the topic and testify to the presence of a lively debate on these matters also discussed under the heading of the Reception of Dante’s works. Scholars from South America, Europe, and the United States will convene at the University of Rochester to exchange ideas and provide fresh contributions to this debate
Sponsors: This event has been made possible by the Central New York Humanities Corridor, the Humanities Project, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the Office for Global Engagement at the University of Rochester. Other contributing departments include Art & Art History, the Cluster for Premodern Studies, English, History, Humanities at the Eastman School of Music, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Religion & Classics, and the Robbins Library at the University of Rochester; the College of Liberal Arts and the Center for Statesmanship, Law, and liberty at the Rochester Institute of Technology; Romance Studies at Cornell University; and Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at Syracuse University.
Director: Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio (University of Rochester).
Coordinator: Silvia Benso (Rochester Institute of Technology).
New event date TBA
Saturday, March 21 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Rush Rhees Library, Humanities Center Conference Room D
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626