The Department of Italian co-sponsored a panel discussion on the recent elections in Italy that the European Institute and the Bertelsmann Foundation organized on April 5.
After the Elections: The Rise of Italy’s Third Republic? 
Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti, City College, CUNY
Anthony Silberfeld, Bertelsmann Foundation
Alexander Stille, Columbia University
Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University.  
Adam Tooze, Columbia University, moderator.
Monteverdi at 450
Experiments in Sound, Image and Movement 
Wed & Thurs, December 6 & 7
More on Monteverdi at 450
All these events are at the Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave, NYC.
Register for these free events here.
With a concert, two discussions, and an exhibition of materials related to Luciano Berio’s “revisitation” of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, a collection now held at the Paul Sacher Foundation (Basel), these two days of events explore Monteverdi's impact on the music and ideas of the 20th and 21st centuries, and how his work stimulated artists in a range of media — particularly Luciano Berio (1925-2003).
Discussion, Wed, Dec 6, 3 – 5:30pm
"Revisiting Poppea: Luciano Berio's Monteverdi" 
With Mauro Calcagno (UPenn), Giuseppe Gerbino (Columbia U.), Christoph Neidhöfer (McGill U.), Thomas Peattie (U. of Mississippi; Academy Fellow)
Opening of the exhibition, Wed, Dec 6, 5:30 – 7pm
"A Philology of the Future: Berio and L'Incoronazione di Poppea" 
Discussion, Thu, Dec 7, 3 – 6pm
"Rethinking Monteverdi: Castellucci, Bergman, Feuer"
With Mark Franko (Temple U.) and Piersandra Di Matteo (Fine Arts Academy, Bologna)
Concert, Thu, Dec 7, 8pm
"From Monteverdi to Bergman"
Giuseppe Gerbino (Columbia University)
Mauro Calcagno (University of Pennsylvania)
Thomas Peattie (University of Mississippi) 
Paul Sacher Foundation. The Italian Academy; Music Department; Italian Department; Heyman Center for the Humanities; European Institute; and Reiner Fund (all at Columbia University). Italian Cultural Institute of New York. The Center for Italian Studies and the Music Department (both at the University of Pennsylvania).

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April 7, 2017. “De vulgari eloquentia: Dante’s Laboratory of Vernacular Speech.” An International Symposium; The Global Dante Project of New York (
February 23-24, 2017.  2017 MESAAS Graduate Conference
(DE) Stabilizing Disciplines (RE) Imagining Regions. Keynote lecture by Susan Buck-Morss "Year 1." Knox Hall // Columbia University. 
December 8, 2016. “Elena Ferrante: Feminism / Realism.” Talks by Alessia Ricciardi (Northwestern University) and David Kurnick (Rutgers University), with respondent Rebecca Falkoff (New York University). 
October 17-21, 2016. Ariosto After 500 Years. A week-long series of events to celebrate the fifth centenary of the first edition of Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso (
October 14, 2016. “Language Learning and Teaching in Urban and Linguistic Landscapes.” Talks on linguistic landscapes and their value for language education hosted by the Consortium for Language Learning and Teachingthe Hispanic Institute of the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, and the Language Resource Center of Columbia University.