Odilon Redon, "Dante et Beatrice" and "La Vision de Dante," ca. 1914, watercolor on paper.Detail from "Beatrice Addressing Dante" (Purg. 30: 60-146) by William Blake, 1824-27, ink and watercolor on paper.Bust of Dante on Dante's House in Florence.Detail from “Dante and the Three Kingdoms” by Domenico di Michelino, 1465, oil on canvas.

Welcome

The mission of the Dante Society of America is to promote the study and appreciation of the time, life, works and cultural legacy of Dante Alighieri. Please follow the navigational links on our website to learn more about our history, activities, and current initiatives.

News and Events

Submission deadlines for the annual Dante Prize and Grandgent Award essay competitions and Durling Prize for excellence in teaching Dante and the secondary level are fast approaching (June 30 and July 1, respectively). Please visit the Prizes page for more information and help to promote these opportunities for recognition.

In commemoration of the 700th anniversary of Dante's death, the Dante Society is collaborating with New York University's Department of Italian Studies and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò to produce podcast conversations about all 100 cantos of the Divine Comedy. The podcasts are available as YouTube videos, hosted and archived by NYU and the Dante Society of America. Episodes are released on Mondays and Wednesdays, though not necessarily in numerical order. For more information, including how to record and contribute videos, please visit the Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in Our Time project page.

The Dante Society of America is now on Twitter! Please follow us for announcements about events, initiatives, and resources, and to join other Dantisti and Dantophiles in connect with each other and all-things Dante.

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