Dante – weekly readings
By Tabitha Tuckett, on 29 January 2018
Why is the Mediaeval Italian poet Dante important to us now? Can his work tell us anything about how to approach our own lives? And what does UCL Special Collections have to offer those interested in Dante?
To find out, or just to unwind at the end of the day with some beautiful poetry, try our weekly readings from Dante’s Divine Comedy (in English and Italian), followed by discussion with UCL’s Professor John Took, every Monday, 6-7.30pm at the Warburg Institute, Woburn Square. More information here:
Weekly Dante readings at the Warburg Institute
Or, if you prefer an in-depth talk without the readings, we’re running these on Tuesdays every fortnight, 7-8.30pm, at the Italian Institute of Culture in Belgrave Square:
Dante talks at the Italian Institute of Culture, Belgrave Square
Tonight’s reading is from the Inferno, but tomorrow’s session is on love. Both courses are free and open to all.
Look out later in term for displays of selected items from our outstanding collection of rare and early editions of Dante’s works. Read more about UCL Special Collections’ Dante Collection, or search the library catalogue using ‘Dantecollection’ (without spaces between the words).
2 Responses to “Dante – weekly readings”
Tabitha Tuckett wrote on 9 February 2021:
Yes – I’ll be showing rare editions from the UCL collections each week in 2021, with Alessandro Scafi and John Took:
Readings 6pm Mondays are at the Warburg Institute:
Talks 7pm Tuesdays are at the Italian Cultural Institute:
I understand the readings of Dante’s Divine Comedy are happening currently. Are the discussions at the Institute also current?