Dante Alighieri

College will host a major lecture on Dante Alighieri entitled: Ut Pictura Poesis & ut Poesis Pictura (subtitle: Simbiosi e interazioni tra Dante e i grandi artisti toscani all’epoca dei Comuni) to be given online at 6.00 pm on 15 April 2021 by 

Patrick Boyde, Professor of Italian - Emeritus - and Fellow of St John’s College at Cambridge University. The lecture can be joined through the following link.

Patrick Boyde is widely regarded as one of the major scholars of Dante’s work of all times.

He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Member of the Italian Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and a Honorary Member of the American Dante Society.  He received the highest tribuets and prizes from the City of Florence (1995) and the Italian Presidency (1998 and 2004) for 'outstanding contributions to Italian culture'.

All College students are warmly invited to join this unique opportunity of hearing Patrick Boyde on Dante Alighieri.

The poster of the lecture is available here and further information can be found on this page. The video of lecture is available here.

Image: A portrait of Dante showing his Commedia (1456) by Domenico di Michelino based on a drawing of Alesso Baldovinetti. Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Firenze.

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