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November 2019

Nov 25

2019 end-of-the-year Dinner

November 25 @ 7:00 pm
Grappa Ristorante e Bar,
$100

Dear member and friends, we hope to see all of you on the 25th of November, for our end-of-the-year dinner! For more details, please see the invitation. Book as soon as possible with your name as a reference: see you then!

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Nov 15

Aldo Giurgola and his Italian roots

November 15 @ 6:30 pm
St. Joseph Church Hall, 12 Albert Street, Edgecliff NSW 2027
$15

Dear friends and members of the Dante, please join us on the 15th of November, 6:30 pm at St. Joseph's Church Hall (12 Albert Street, Edgecliff), for a talk that journalist Yvette Alberti Devlin will deliver on Aldo Giurgola, the well-known Italian academic and architect who designed the new Australian parliament building. To make a booking, please complete a $15 bank transfer: Dante Alighieri Society, BSB 062 032 – account no. 28020681 (reference: Devlin + your surname). We look forward…

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Nov 01

The Dante Alighieri Society Sydney is pleased to announce the 2019 Tommaso Favino Literary Competition ("Premio Letterario Tommaso Favino 2019"), whose deadline is the 1st of November at 5 pm. The winner of the 1st prize will be awarded with $600 and a certificate of achievement, the winner of the 2nd prize will receive $300 and a second-place certificate, while the winner of the 3d prize will receive $100 and a third-place certificate. To enter the competition, send us an…

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October 2019

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
Free

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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Oct 15

The Roman empire and its relevance to biophilic urbanism

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Woollahra Council Bay Room, Cosmopolitan Centre (level 1), 2-22 Knox Street, Double Bay
$15

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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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
$15

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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August 2019

Aug 22

Leonardo da Vinci – talk by Dr. Blake

August 22 @ 6:30 pm
St. Joseph Church Hall, 12 Albert Street, Edgecliff NSW 2027
$10

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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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
Free

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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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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November 2018

Nov 14

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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