2023 Symposium

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Michelangelo Caetani, Figura Universale della Divina Commedia (1855)

Dante's Cosmos

Dante Society of America, 2023 Symposium

Saturday, April 29, 2023, Johns Hopkins University

last updated 22 Jan. 2023

Friday, April 28: on JHU Campus

6:00-7:30 -- Joint reception with JHU’s “Cosmic Visions” group in Gilman Hall's Atrium (Google Maps)

Saturday, April 29: at Evergreen Museum & Library (website) (Google Maps)

9:00-9:30 -- Coffee and pastries

9:30-9:45 -- Welcome

9:45-10:45 -- Book Exhibit

10:45-11:30 -- Coffee break

11:30-1:00 -- Keynote: Theodore Cachey (University of Notre Dame), “Dante’s Cosmos: Self-Mapping and Exile”

1:00-2:00 -- Catered lunch

2:00-3:30 -- Panel, Visions of Dante’s Cosmos:

  • Arielle Saiber (Italian, JHU), “The Cosmic Consciousness of Dante’s Paradiso”
  • William Egginton (Spanish & Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, JHU), “Looking for the Edge of the Universe in All the Wrong Places”
  • Virginia Jewiss (Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, JHU), “Transposing the Language of the Spheres”
  • Marco Chiaberge (Space Telescope Science Institute & Physics and Astronomy, JHU), “Lucifer, Order and Disorder in Today’s Astrophysics”

3:30 -- Closing remarks

Registration required by April 1, 2023

Advance registration is free and open to all, but required due to limitations on space.

April 28, “Cosmic Visions” Reception: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/517929500077

April 29, DSA Symposium: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/517966701347


The symposium is organized and hosted by Virginia Jewiss and Arielle Saiber with support from JHU’s Alexander Grass Humanities Institutethe Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, and the Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe.

For any questions, email Arielle Saiber (asaiber@jhu.edu) or Virginia Jewiss (vjewiss1@jhu.edu).