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April 2018

Apr 26

Roman architecture – Richard Mann

April 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
St. Joseph’s Church Hall, 12 Albert Street
Edgecliff, NSW 2027 Australia

No appreciation of Italian language and culture could be complete without an understanding of historic Rome and the ways of the ancient Romans. The extremely-rich archaeology of Rome provides extensive information on how the ancient Romans lived, governed, and made community decisions on their civic and private amenities. Richard Mann is a Sydney-based architect with extensive international experience. His practice at Ecosystem Architecture employs principles of design and building that have foundations in Roman times and beyond. Richard has studied…

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Apr 26

Immigrant poets in Italy – Dr. Alice Loda

April 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Dante Alighieri School, level 3 suite 38
104 Bathurst Street, Sydney Australia

Dr. Alice Loda, a Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Technology Sydney, talked about immigrants' poetry in Italy. Traditionally a country of emigration, over the past four decades it also increasingly became one of destination and transit. Her talk described the progressive emerging of migrant voices in contemporary Italian literature, and explored their positioning within the relevant literary debate. It then presented and analysed a selection of works produced in Italian by authors born in non-Italophone countries, focusing…

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May 2018

May 18

Matera: storia di un destino capovolto

May 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Vice-president Concetta Cirigliano Perna spoke about the wonderful city of Matera, 2019 European Capital of Culture, while actress Bianca Bonino read some excerpts from "Cristo si è fermato ad Eboli" and "L'uva Puttanella".

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November 2018

DASS party 2018

November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Grappa Ristorante e Bar,

The Dante Alighieri Society Sydney end-of-the-year party 2018! Over 150 guests made this year's party a memorable one, thank you all!

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December 2018

Dec 16

The 50th anniversary of Il Porcellino

December 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Il Porcellino is the bronze statue that graces Macquarie Street at the entrance of the Old Sydney Hospital. The statue, surprisingly not known to many sydneysiders, was donated to the City of Sydney by the Marchioness Clarissa Fiaschi Torrigiani on 16 December 1968 in memory of her father, Dr. Tommaso Fiaschi. Dr. Fiaschi was an extraordinary gentleman who in 1896 founded the Dante Alighieri Society Sydney, but he is also and maybe better known as a surgeon who introduced sterilisation…

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August 2019

Aug 15

The Dante collection in the University of Sydney Library

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fisher Library, room 218 – University of Sydney, Fisher Library (F03), Eastern Ave, University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2006
Sydney, Australia

Dear members and friends of the Dante, we invite you to join us on this meaningful occasion! The Dante Alighieri Society Sydney will donate its precious copy of the Divina Commedia - The Divine Comedy - to the University of Sydney, which has organised a special event to celebrate this donation. On 15 August 2019, from 4 to 6:30 pm, come and meet us at the Fisher Library, where Prof. Nerida Newbigin and Dr. Francesco Borghesi will entertain us with…

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Aug 22

Leonardo da Vinci – talk by Dr. Blake

August 22 @ 6:30 pm
St. Joseph Church Hall, 12 Albert Street, Edgecliff NSW 2027

Dear friends and members of the Dante, we are pleased to announce that, on Thursday the 22nd of August, a special talk on Leonardo da Vinci will take place. Dr. Katharine Blake, a historian specialised in Renaissance studies, will sort fact from invented legend while trying to answer the question, how did he do so much in lifetime? As the world's most renown polymath, a conference on the genius of Leonardo da Vinci will surely entertain you on many levels.…

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September 2019

Sep 24

Post-truth politics in Australia: climate change and the Adani Carmichael mine

September 24 @ 6:00 pm
Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay 2028

Dear friends and members of the Dante, on the 24th of September Dr. Benedetta Brevini - Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media at the University of Sydney - will talk about how post-truth politics has progressively dominated media and political discourses. Dr. Brevini will delve into specific Australian instances, concerning climate change, the Adani Carmichael mine, and how they have been framed in public discourses. To make a booking, please complete this bank transfer: Dante Alighieri Society, BSB 062 032…

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October 2019

Oct 15

The Roman empire and its relevance to biophilic urbanism

October 15 @ 6:30 pm
Woollahra Council Bay Room, Cosmopolitan Centre (level 1), 2-22 Knox Street, Double Bay

Dear friends and members of the Dante, on the 15th of October architect Richard Mann, director of Ecosystems Architecture, will talk about the Roman Empire and its influence over the contemporary biophilic urbanism. The relative completeness of recorded material, over the nominal thousand year time frame of the ancient Roman world, is proving to have significant relevance for appreciating trends in contemporary urban life. To make a booking, please complete this bank transfer: Dante Alighieri Society, BSB 062 032 –…

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Oct 23

The Origins of Italian Theatre between the Sacred and the Profane

October 23 @ 6:00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute Sydney, Level 4, 125 York Street Sydney NSW 2000 - Australia

Dear members and friends of the Dante, we are pleased to present a free event that will take place on the 23rd of October at the Italian Cultural Institute of Sydney (6 pm), in collaboration with the Dante Alighieri Society Sydney. Prof. Rodney Lokaj will talk about the origins of Italian theatre, between the sacred and the profane. To book your seat, please click here. Wee look forward to seeing you there!

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