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.
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To commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's death in 2021, 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 will be available as YouTube videos, hosted and archived by NYU and the Dante Society of America. Episodes will be released regularly beginning in June 2020, though not necessarily in numerical order. For more information, including how to record and contribute videos, please visit the Canto per Canto: Talking with Dante in Our Time project page.
POSTPONED: The Dante Society of America had planned to hold its 137th Annual Meeting and a conference titled "Dante, Somma Luce," at Washington University in St. Louis on Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, 2020; due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we are hoping to reschedule it for the fall. For the original conference program and more information, please click here.
Please refer to the “Meeting and Events” section for additional DSA-sponsored conference sessions that have been canceled or postponed, as well as videorecordings of previous events that are freely available online.