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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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, it will be rescheduled in 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.