Past Events

Creating an Equitable and Inclusive Language Classroom Through Identifying Unconscious Bias

Dr. Julia Heim, Lecturer, Foreign Language, French and Francophone, Italian, and Germanic Studies
Feb 12, 2024 at -

Convener: Lourdes G. Contreras, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Italian Studies


All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Francophone, Italian, and Germanic Studies…

Making [and Remaking] Texts: Past, Present, and Future

Feb 9, 2024 at -

Manuscripts come to us across hundreds of years, and many undergo myriad mediations as they traverse deep time. What are some common modifications people have made to manuscripts? How did they do this? And how were…


A 3-Day Participatory Art Project for/by the LGBTQIA+ Community
Feb 5, 2024 - Feb 7, 2024 at -

  • Monday, February 5 at 5:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 6 at 12-3pm & 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, February 7 at 5-8pm

For more event information, …

CIS Della Valle Lecture: Che va di notte che porta il lume indietro

Three Contemporary Artists Illuminating Dantean Paths Through Difficult Times: Maru Ceballos (Buenos Aires), Kat Mustatea (NYC), Kazumasa Chiba (Tokyo).
Arielle Saiber (JHU)
Feb 1, 2024 at -

Three Contemporary Artists Illuminating Dantean Paths Through Difficult Times: Maru Ceballos (Buenos Aires), Kat Mustatea (NYC), Kazumasa Chiba (Tokyo)

Noticing Struggling Students

Dr. Christina E. Frei, Executive Director of Language Instruction , School of Arts and Sciences and Academic Director, Penn Language Center
Jan 25, 2024 at -

Convener: Lourdes G. Contreras, CTL Graduate Fellow, Italian Studies


This workshop seeks to address strategies for noticing and advising struggling students in the language classroom. These…

On First Looking into Walt Whitman’s Dante

Talk by Penn Professor David Wallace (Material Texts series)
Jan 22, 2024 at -

The Material Texts Workshop is hosted by the English Department.

Conceptualizing Otherness with Aristotle in Early Modern Europe and America

Dec 1, 2023 at -

The concept of otherness has been at the center of many studies in humanities and the social sciences, ranging from sociology to international relations, in both gender and post-colonial studies.…

The Filangieri-Franklin Correspondence: An Enlightening Dialogue Between Italy and the US

A NIAF Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli Colloquium with Amedeo Arena. Featuring Cristiana Mele (Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia), Robert Allegrini (National Italian American Foundation), David Brigham (Historical Society of Pennsylvania), Ann E. Moyer (Uni
Nov 16, 2023 at -

A Conversation on "In Praise of Disobedience" and Saint Clare of Assisi

Nov 10, 2023 at -

The internationally acclaimed and prize-winning author Dacia Maraini is joining the University of Pennsylvania for her first time to discuss her latest works in conversation with Alessandro Vettori, Professor of Italian…