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Nanovic Student Spotlight: Benjamin Gallucci-Wright, Medievalist

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Aspiring scholars also need to turn their dissertations into successful first books. At the Nanovic Institute, we know that such projects often come out of the experience of doing significant original research, which takes time. Research can take many forms: deep dives into manuscript archives, unprecedented gatherings of primary materials, chasing down key historical records, and first-person investigation of new social phenomena. The results open new doors of opportunity. In this spotlight, Benjamin Gallucci-Wright, recipient of a Nanovic Graduate Summer Travel and Research Grant, talks about his experience conducting archival research.  Read More

Upcoming Events

Michael Cook Lecture (Mid East Working Group): "The Spread of Islam Around the Indian Ocean"


Location: Medieval Institute, main reading room, Hesburgh Library 7th floor

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Michael Cook teaches and researches various aspects of Islamic history, and is currently writing a book about the history of the Islamic world to about  1800. He entered the field as an undergraduate at Cambridge; this led to a position at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and then to his current position at Princeton University.




Lecture (Italian Studies): "Towards a New Biography of Dante Alighieri" - Paolo Pellegrini (Verona)


Location: Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

Paolo Pellegrini received his Ph.D. in Philology of Italian Literature. He has been a tenured Assistant Professor in Italian philology and linguistics (SSD 10/F-3) at Università di Verona, Department of Cultures and Civilizations, licensed to the role of Full Professor in 2017. His talk will concern Dante's biography. 

Teleconference (Italian Studies): "Re-reading Dante's Vita nova: Chapters 19-24"


Location: Room 121, Information Technology Center

"Re-reading Dante’s Vita nova" is a collaborative research project involving researchers from University College London, the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, the University of Leeds, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Oxford, the University of Reading, and the University of Warwick. This event will be hosted at the University of Bristol, and the discussion will take place mostly in English. Notre Dame will participate via teleconference. Breakfast provided.

Rediscovering Lost Music of the Church: A Basilica Schola Vespers Concert


Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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Join Campus Ministry and the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study for the distinctive opportunity to hear the North American premiere of two recently rediscovered works: the first is a choral Mass setting by the renowned French organist and composer Jean Titelouze (1563-1633), which will be introduced by Jonathan Hehn, Choral Program Director and organist; the second is a set of nine medieval chants (12th and 14th centuries) sung during the rites for the sick and dying, previously referred to in the Church as the Commendation of the Soul (Commendatio animae), which will be introduced by the scholar who recently uncovered them, Elaine Stratton Hild, Spring 2018 Distinguished Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study and researcher from the Universität Würzburg, Germany.

OVI Videoconference Seminar (Italian Studies): David Lummus, “Intertestualità e storia in Decameron IX 1. Boccaccio tra Cavalcanti e Dante”


Location: Room 121, Information Technology Center

This seminar is the third part of a series of seminars focusing on early Italian literary texts of specific historical periods and from a double perspective: one more attentive to textual-linguistic issues and led by scholars at the OVI; the other more focused on critical-historical-literary matters and led by scholars associated with and invited by Notre Dame.