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Trinity Term Card 2021

Trinity Term 2021


Guide to all Italy-related events

In order to provide you with a useful guide, the following list comprises all events organised by ISO and other associations:




Thursday 6 May, 5pm (BST)

in collaboration with Bookforum at the Center for European Studies

(Università di Verona)

Book Launch:

Alice Gussoni, Gaetano Salvemini a Londra (Donzelli, 2020)

A round-table discussion (online)

With discussants Claudia Baldoli (Università di Milano), Michela Ponzani (historian and journalist), and David Ward (Wellesley College). Introduced by Guido Bonsaver (Oxford, ISO Co-ordinator), and chaired by Renato Camurri (Università di Verona)

(Passcode: 682982)

Please note, this event will be in Italian


Monday 17 May, 5–6:30pm (BST)

in collaboration with the Italian Sub-faculty at the University of Oxford

Book Launch:

The Oxford Handbook of Dante (OUP, 2021)

Online on Microsoft Teams

The editors — Manuele Gragnolati (Full Professor of Medieval Italian Literature, Sorbonne Université), Elena Lombardi (Professor of Italian Literature and Paget Toynbee Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford), and Francesca Southerden (Associate Professor of Medieval Italian, Somerville College, Oxford) — will introduce the Handbook and discuss the timely contribution it seeks to make to the diverse and ever-expanding field of Dante Studies. Chaired by Lachlan Hughes (Oxford).

Please register via the following link:

(Oxford Italian sub-faculty members are automatically registered).





Seminars take place on Mondays at 5.15pm on Microsoft Teams. To register please contact (Italian sub-faculty members are automatically registered)

All welcome


Week 3 (10 May)

Paolo Procaccioli (Tuscia) — Di lotta e di governo. Il Parnaso di Aretino e di Bembo.

Week 5 (24 May)

Zygmunt G. Barański (Cambridge & Notre Dame) and Simon Gilson (Oxford) — Reflecting on Dante’s Trail: A Conversation to Celebrate the Publication of Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio: Literature, Doctrine, Reality (Legenda, 2020).

Please register via the following link:

Week 7 (7 June)

Olivia Santovetti (Leeds) — ‘Imporsi una scontentezza programmatica’. La scrittura secondo la linea ‘genealogica’ Aleramo – Sapienza – Ferrante.

Week 8 (8 Mar)

DPhil Work in Progress Presentations.



All events will take place at 8pm (online)

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Dr Sarah Quill (London) — Rooms and Views: Filming in Florence with Merchant Ivory

Meeting ID: 820 1970 4182

Passcode: 254585

Tuesday 25 May 2021 

Prof. Nick Havely (York) — Dante at Oxford 2021 

Meeting ID: 874 7045 2717

Passcode: 748515

Monday 7 June 2021

Dr Chiara Cirillo (Reading) — Covid in Italy

Meeting ID: 870 6215 7680

Passcode: 816265



IPT is a reading group which aims to discuss, appreciate, and problematise the issues of contemporary Italian writing, in continuous dialogue with living poets, writers, translators, and scholars. For more information, please contact Adele Bardazzi at

All events will be held online on Wednesday at 5.30pm (BST)


Week 1 (28 April)

‘Per più dolore servirà più memoria’, a poetry reading by Maddalena Bergamin. Maddalena Bergamin will be joined in conversation by the poet Giovanna Frene.

Week 2 (5 May)

‘Tutto è sempre ora’, a poetry reading by Antonio Prete. Antonio Prete will be joined in conversation by Dr Alessandra Aloisi (Oriel College, Oxford).

Week 8 (9 June)

‘Vedere attraverso le parole’, a poetry reading by Corrado Benigni. Corrado Benigni will be joined in conversation by Roberto Binetti (University of Oxford) and Professor Andrea Cortellessa (Roma Tre University).


More information on past events and on the seminar series can be found at