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April 2018

Apr 07

Foligno and the Divine Comedy

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dante Alighieri School, level 3 suite 38
104 Bathurst Street, Sydney Australia

A presentation by a delegation of the city of Foligno of a faithful replica of the first printed edition in 1472 of the Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri. On April 11th 1472, the city of Foligno (Umbria region) saw the first ever printed edition of Dante Alighieri's Divina Commedia. The printing was carried out by the master printer Johann Numeister, a pupil of Gutenberg, with the collaboration of the Foligno minter Emiliano Orfini. Why exactly in Foligno? What kind of…

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Apr 05

Exploring Literary Italy

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Club Marconi, 259 Riley St
Surry Hills 2010, NSW 2010 Australia

Literary historian Susannah Fullerton delighted us in August with a talk on why Italy has been such a magnet to writers over the centuries.

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March 2018

Mar 24

Shakespeare as an Italian

March 24 @ 6:00 pm
St. Joseph’s Church Hall, 12 Albert Street
Edgecliff, NSW 2027 Australia

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was notoriously fascinated with Italy and set several of his plays there. Some even claim he lived in Italy and was an Italian himself. Poet Mark O’Connor brings several of these strands together in a rare public address on this topic. Mark O’Connor is a very well known Australian poet, Shakespeare and English poetry scholar, and environmentalist.

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February 2018

Feb 28

Borromini’s Rome

February 28 @ 6:30 pm
St. Joseph’s Church Hall, 12 Albert Street
Edgecliff, NSW 2027 Australia

A talk by Australian economist and author Bruce Bland on celebrated architect Francesco Borromini, a leading figure in the emergence of Baroque architecture and a legendary rival of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

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November 2017

Nov 19

Pasta and Jazz

November 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Pasta Emilia, 259 Riley St
Surry Hills 2010, NSW 2010 Australia

Join us for a fun evening with live entertainment by well known singer songwriter Carlotta Centanni.

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October 2017

Oct 05

Is Political Science a Science?

October 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
DAS, Suite 38
Level 3 104 Bathurst St, NSW 2000 Australia

A talk by Dr. Francesco Bailo, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sydney. Dr. Bailo received his PhD from the University of Sydney in 2017 and has published on political participation and political communication. With a methodological interest in big data and quantitative analysis, his current research focuses on the Internet as a platform for political organisation, participation and deliberation. His website is www.francescobailo.net.

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September 2017

Sep 11

Bruce Bland on the ARA PACIS

September 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Dante Alighieri School, level 3 suite 38
104 Bathurst Street, Sydney Australia

The ARA PACIS is a monumental altar located in Rome and dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of Peace, built in 13 B.C. to honour the return of Emperor Augustus to Rome.

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August 2017

Aug 31

Advances in ophthalmology – Dr. Marco Abbondanza

August 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UTS, Level 13 Building 1, 15 Broadway
Ultimo, NSW 2007 Australia

Dr. Marco Abbondanza, an ophthalmic surgeon with more than 30 years' experience, talked about the most recent advances in ophthalmology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), discussing the latest research dealing with refractive errors, keratoconus, glaucoma, retinopathies and cataracts, with the aid of data, pictures and videos from his own surgical experience. Ophthalmologists, academics, orthoptists, biostatisticians, journalists and university students attended Dr. Abbondanza's conference at UTS, contributing to a long and pleasant Q&A session. Dr. Abbondanza's website is www.abbondanza.org.

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July 2017

Jul 05

Elisa Berti remembers Toscanini

July 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Dante Alighieri School, level 3 suite 38
104 Bathurst Street, Sydney Australia

Pianist Elisa Berti talked about Arturo Toscanini, one of the greatest conductors the world has ever seen, with the aid of rare original audio and video documents. This talk was held to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Toscanini's birth.

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June 2017

Jun 01

Remembering Totò

June 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Dante Alighieri School, level 3 suite 38
104 Bathurst Street, Sydney Australia

The Dante Alighieri Society Sydney held a retrospective on Totò, one of Italy’s most famous and polyhedral comic actors, at the Club Marconi.

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