Sandow Birk, "Inferno," 2003, oil on canvas.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.

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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

Registration is now open for the 137th Annual Meeting and the symposium "Dante, Somma Luce," organized and hosted by Washington University in St. Louis. The annual meeting and symposium will be presented virtually via Zoom on Friday, September 25, and Saturday, September 26. Registration is free, but required. The registration deadline is Friday, September 18, at 11:59pm US Central Daylight Time.

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 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.

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