Detail from “Dante and the Three Kingdoms” by Domenico di Michelino, 1465, oil on canvas."Paradise" (Par. 10) by Giovanni di Paolo, 1444-ca. 1450, illuminated manuscript.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.Friedrich Geselschap, compositions on Dante, ca. 1853, pen and ink on paper.Detail from "La Barque de Dante," Eugène Delacroix, 1822, oil on canvas.


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

The Durling Prize Fund

The DSA Council and the family of our late and much lamented colleague Robert M. Durling invite members and friends of the Dante Society to assist in the establishment of a new annual prize to be known as the “Robert M. Durling Prize.” This award will recognize excellence in the teaching of Dante’s life, time, and works by educators working in North American secondary schools. Read more about the prize and contribute online.

Call for Papers: Dante Sessions at Kalamazoo

Proposals are currently being sought for three sessions that the Dante Society will sponsor at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, on May 12-16, 2016. Please see the "Meetings and Events" section of our website for details. Proposals are due by September 15, 2015.

"Digital Dante" Session at MLA

The Dante Society has organized a session titled "Digital Dante" for the upcoming Modern Languages Association (MLA) Annual Convention, which will be held in Austin, TX, from January 7-10, 2016. Please see the "Meetings and Events" section of our website for details.

New Website

Our recent affiliation with Johns Hopkins University Press has enabled us to launch this new website, which incorporates online membership services, including online registration, secure online dues payment options, and a searchable membership directory. We are still in the process of migrating some of our older content to the new page styles and creating new content. Please feel free to send your comments, suggestions, and questions to our Secretary-Librarian, Christian Dupont, via our new email address: