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May 2018

May 18

Matera: storia di un destino capovolto

May 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$20

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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April 2018

Apr 27

Immigrant poets in Italy – Dr. Alice Loda

April 27, 2018 @ 4:30 am - 6:30 am
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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Apr 27

Roman architecture – Richard Mann

April 27, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 am
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 08

Foligno and the Divine Comedy

April 8, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
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 06

Exploring Literary Italy

April 6, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 am
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 25

Shakespeare as an Italian

March 25, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 am
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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Mar 01

Borromini’s Rome

March 1, 2018 @ 4:30 am - 5:30 am
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 20

Pasta and Jazz

November 20, 2017 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 am
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 06

Is Political Science a Science?

October 6, 2017 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 am
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 12

Bruce Bland on the ARA PACIS

September 12, 2017 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 am
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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