In commemoration of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, in 2021 the Center for Italian Studies and Devers Family Program in Dante Studies at the University of Notre Dame will host a series of lectures on the topic “Dante in America,” including a special edition of the Center’s annual Albert J. and Helen M. Ravarino Lecture in Italian Studies.

During the Spring Semester, the lectures are open to the public and will be held via Zoom. To learn more about each lecture and to register, visit

The dates and the names of speakers in the Fall Semester are published on our website, but the format will be announced in Summer 2021 along with the titles of the papers.