Join us on October 31st at 3:30 PM EST for a captivating exploration of Dante like you’ve never seen before. In “RADICAL DANTE, ABOLITIONIST DANTE,” presented by Dr. Dennis Looney, retired professor from the University of Pittsburgh, we delve into the fascinating layers of Dante’s world and its unexpected connections to the fight for freedom and justice.

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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover the artistic resonance of Dante’s timeless vision in today’s world! Mark your calendar for an evening of enlightenment and inspiration! Come and join our talk on Tuesday, November 14, 5pm, HEALY 104.

Come and join our music night! Elena Buttiero and Anita Frumento will be presenting piano four hands: The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. Find our October Dantean Themes Piano Concert in McNeir Auditorium on Tuesday, October 10th, 4:30pm-6:30pm!

We host in-person events at Georgetown’s main campus, which is located at 3700 O St, NW. For a detailed map of the campus, including locations of specific halls and buildings, as well as ADA accessibility information, please see Georgetown’s online campus map here.

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Previous Events

Connecting Dunhuang: Sites, Art, and Ideas along the Silk Road(s), with Dr. Michelle Wang and Dr. Brandon Dotson. April 22–23rd, 2022.

The Games We Play: Poetry Composition at Early Medieval Chinese Court Banquets, with Dr. Kay Duffy. April 21st, 2022.

Dante and Performance, with Dr. Francesco Ciabattoni. April 8th, 2022.

Worldmaking for the Afterlife: The Case of the Fangmatan Diagrams, with Dr. Michelle H. Wang. Nov. 18, 2021.

The Medieval Mediterranean: Dante and Islam, with Dr. Karla Mallette. Oct. 22, 2021.

Healing with Poisons: The Circulation of Medical Knowledge in Medieval China, with Dr. Yan Liu. Oct. 7, 2021.

The Deiphira Project: A Georgetown University Digital Symposium with Laura Morreale and Francesco Ciabattoni. Sept. 22, 2021.

The Cloisters and the Jews in Medieval Spain: A Conversation on Art, Literature, and History, with Jonathan Ray. Sept. 19, 2021.

At the Crossroads of Life and Death: Childbirth and the Medieval Church, with Barbara Newman. April 22, 2021.

Global Medieval Studies Virtual Fall Reception. Sept. 11, 2020.

Decolonization Now!, a lunchtime seminar featuring: “Towards an Indigenous Medieval Studies” with Tarren Andrews, University of Colorado, Boulder and “”Celtic” Crosses, Whiteness, and the Process of Allyship” with Maggie Williams, William Paterson University. Feb. 27, 2020.

“Text and Image in Medieval Ethiopian Illuminated Manuscripts” with Meseret Oldjira, Princeton University. Jan. 30, 2020.

“Repatriating The Cid: The Currency of Cultural Patrimony” with Robert Bayliss. Nov. 7, 2019.

The Mirror of My Heart: A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry by Women, with Dick Davis. Oct. 24, 2019.

Looking for Juan Ruiz: Remediating the Libro de buen amor in Festivals, Illustrations and Film, with Michael Solomon. Oct. 17, 2019.

Global Medieval Studies Fall Reception. Sept. 25, 2019.

Botticelli’s Secret: The Lost Drawings and the Discovery of the Renaissance. Feb. 7, 2019.

Novel Chaucer: Historical Fictions and Alternative Facts, with Bruce Holsinger. Jan. 24, 2019.

Divination, Astrology, and Prophecy: Miraculous Epistemologies in Islamic Alexander Legends, with Prof. Anna Akasoy. Nov. 13, 2018.

The Imposter Sea: The Making of the Medieval Mediterranean, with Hussein Fancy. Nov. 9, 2018.

The Art of Qur’anic Recitation, with Khadeejah Akyurt. Oct. 30, 2018.

“Thinking ‘With the Whole Body’: On the Buddhist Transvaluation of Emotion in Medieval South Asia. April 23, 2018.

Medieval Colloquium: ‘The Intermediality of Stone Sculpture and Rock-Cut Architecture in Medieval China,’ with Michelle Wang. Feb. 27, 2018.

Medieval Colloquium: Scholastics, Stars, and Magi: Albert the Great on Matthew 2, with David Collins. Dec. 11, 2017.

Theology, Inferiority, Racism, with Lindsay Kaplan. Nov. 28, 2017.

Byzantium, the Arabs, and the Rise of Islam, with Dumbarton Oaks. Oct. 13, 2017.

Medieval Colloquium: 1491 in 2015: Neomedievalism and Historical Memory in ‘The Ministry of Time.’ Oct. 6, 2017.