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10:00 - 18:00 18 May 2013

Dante Day: On the Peak of Darkness


The Warburg Institute (link Map)
Woburn Square | London | WC1H 0AB | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £25 / £12.50. This cost includes lunch.
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Professor John Took, UCL Italian Department
Dr Alessandro Scaf, The Warburg Institute
Dr Tabitha Tuckett, UCL Rare-Books Librarian

Join UCL for readings, talks, and a rare opportunity to view early books from UCL Library Special Collections in celebration of one of the great works of Italian literature, Dante’s Divine Comedy.

The day will include introductions to Dante’s life and works, followed by readings in English and Italian from each of Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso. UCL’s Professor of Dante Studies, John Took will join the Warburg Institute’s Dante specialist, Dr Alessandro Scafi to discuss each passage, and UCL’s Rare-Books Librarian, Dr Tabitha Tuckett will talk about the work’s survival in print.

The event marks the completion of a cataloging and classifying project of UCL’s outstanding Dante Collection, and items dating from the 1470s onwards will be on display alongside archives of Henry Clark Barlow who bequeathed the core of the collection. Facsimiles of an Art Nouveau 1911 pocket edition will be on sale on the day.


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