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DANTE'S 700th ANNIVERSARY

This year we celebrate the 700 years since the death of Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), ranked among the top ten greatest poets of all time. Here are some highlights of the events, exhibits, and digital resources dedicated to the poet who "had the ambition to show humanity how to obtain salvation":

  • Virtual 3D Tour of Dante's House-Museum in Florence
  • The Divine Comedy - its date of composition, structure, description and meaning.
  • The World of Dante - a multimedia research tool with Italian/English text of the Divine Comedy, interactive maps, a gallery of artists who have illustrated Dante's work, searchable database, music, a timeline, teacher resources.
  • 100 Days of Dante - Join the world’s largest Dante reading group!

    Starting September 8th and ending on Easter 2022, we will read three cantos a week, learning from teachers who know and love Dante well. 

  • Dante's Divine Comedy editionsState Library Victoria, Australia - Rare Book librarians showcase some of the gems of their collection.
  • 700 Years of Dante in the British Library - "The British Library holds outstanding Dante collections, dating from the Middle Ages right up to the present day, which you can find out about in the following video made especially to celebrate this anniversary." 
  • Digital Dante - a research tool of Columbia University, containing the poem's text with commentaries, images, 3D animations, sound, history, and more.
  • Illustrations from Early Printed Editions (1487, 1544, 1568) of the Commedia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library Collections, Columbia University
  • Visions of Dante - Exhibition, Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Sept.14-Dec.19, 2021
  • The Dante Society of America -> Prizes and Awards - "Each year the Dante Society of America awards prizes to recognize excellence among undergraduate and graduate students and secondary school teachers in North America in promoting a greater understanding of Dante’s life, time, and works." The deadline for submissions is June 30th each year.
  • National Central Library of Florence - initiatives for the Dante year

 

700 YEARS of DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY in the ARTS

 

Graphic Arts

Music