Italian Departmental Research Seminars


All seminars are held on Wednesdays from 6pm in the Italian Seminar Room, Room 351, Third Floor, Foster Court, Malet Place, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT (unless otherwise stated). View map (PDF)

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Programme - Spring Term 2016

20 Jan 2016
6 pm
Jessica Stewart
The Changing Face of Street Art in Rome

27 Jan 2016
6 pm
Niccolo' Scaffai (Lausanne)
Gli animali di Primo Levi
3 Feb 2016 Pier Vittorio Tondelli
 10 Feb 2016
6 pm
Cristina Savettieri (Edinburgh)
Masculinities at Odds: Notes on Gender and Nation in Italian Great War Literature

24 Feb 2016
6 pm
Annalisa Ricciardi and Eleonora Carinci
Renaissance Epistolography
2 Mar 2016
6 pm
Marinella Mascia Galateria (Rome)
Paola Masino: un album di vestiti, memorie, sogni

 9 Mar 2016
6 pm
Andrea del Corno' (London Library) and Tabitha Tuckett (UCL)
Foligno and the first printed edition of the Divine Comedy

16 March 2016
6 pm
Neil Tarrant (Edinburgh) and Dilwyn Knox (UCL)
The 400th Anniversary of the Prohibition of Copernicus' "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres"

Other events

This section lists other events in London that are related to Italian culture and are co-organized, sponsored, or simply followed with interest by the Italian department at UCL.


Conveners: Ilaria Favretto (Kingston), Maurizio Isabella (QMUL), Axel Körner (UCL), Carl Levy (Goldsmiths)

All meetings will take place on Wednesdays at 5:30 in the Past & Present Room (202) of the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House (Malet St, London, WC1E 7HU), unless otherwise stated. For updated information see http://www.history.ac.uk

24 February 2016 - Book launch

Enrico dal Lago (NUI Galway), The Age of Lincoln and Cavour: Comparative Perspectives on Nineteenth-Century American and Italian Nation-Building. New York: Palgrave, 2015

William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini: Abolition, Democracy, and Radical Reform. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013

Discussants: Eugenio Biagini (Cambridge), Nico Pizzolato (Middlesex)

Chair: Axel Körner (UCL)

2 March 2016 - 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL, South Wing, Room G09, Gower Street, London

Visual Storytelling. Examples from Italy

Organized by the AHRC-funded research project “Interdisciplinary Italy 1900-2020: Interart/Intermedia” and hosted by the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, this multidisciplinary symposium explores the rich diversity of visual and verbal art in contemporary Italy. We are delighted to welcome the illustrator and painter Tullio Pericoli, one of Italy’s most distinguished contemporary artists, who will speak, in conversation with Prof. Simona Corso (Roma Tre), about how literature has shaped his artistic imagination. Interartistic creativity will be envisaged as a constantly changing, dynamic field of investigation, which has been, and continues to be, a driving force of modern art. We will begin with a plenary lecture by the poet and scholar Prof. Jan Baetens Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Leuven and a leading authority on literature and the visual arts. The afternoon will end with a roundtable, chaired by Dr Florian Mussgnug (UCL), which will include contributions by Dr Pierpaolo Antonello (Cambridge), Prof. Timothy Mathews (UCL) and Dr Giuliana Pieri (Royal Holloway).

This event is part of the project "Interdisciplinary Italy". You can find more information here: www.interdisciplinaryitaly.org

The event is free, but please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visual-storytelling-examples-from-italy-tickets-21079376984

For further information, please download the programme here or contact the organizer: f.mussgnug@ucl.ac.uk

Past seminars

Autumn Term 2015
Spring Term 2015
Autumn Term 2014
Spring Term 2014
Autumn Term 2013
Spring Term 2013
Autumn Term 2012
Spring Term 2012
Autumn Term 2011
Spring Term 2011
Autumn Term 2010
Spring Term 2010
Autumn Term 2009