Invitation to UCL – 10 November

Please join us for the next meeting in our series, at UCL’s Institute for Advanced Studies. Details on the poster:

Vita Nova 10 Nov poster


‘Re-Reading Dante’s Vita nova’ 2, Friday 10 November, 2.00-5.00 pm, UCL

The Seminar is being hosted by UCL’s Institute for Advanced Studies, in the ‘Common Ground’ seminar space, Wilkins Building South Wing, UCL. The chapters proposed for close discussion this time are Vita nova ch. 5-12 (Barbi’s numbering), and the speakers will include (in alphabetical order) Giulia Gaimari, Catherine Keen, Jennifer Rushworth, and John Took.

Plans for the day are being finalised, so watch this space for a full formal programme. Meanwhile, please save the date, and spread the word.

‘Portrait of Dante and Beatrice’, by Bernard Essers, 1922 (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)



First event, Leeds, 28 April 2017

We’re very pleased to announce the programme for the first event in the ‘Re-reading Dante’s Vita nova‘ series. We’ll be meeting in the Research Hub at the University of Leeds from 2pm (full details on the poster below), and we welcome you to join us there!


There will be presentations from members of the Italian programme at Leeds and the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, followed by ample opportunity for a discussion of the start of Dante’s little book, the Vita nova.

Re-reading Dante’s Vita nova

This is just a short post to say hello and welcome to the project. There’ll be more content in the blog as the project progresses, as well as announcements.

The first meeting of the project will be in the Research Hub at the University of Leeds, with details of timings to follow (they’ll also be updated under the Events tab).

If you’re interested in reading the Vita nova, you can find out more in the Resources section of this site.