“Dante and the Three Kingdoms” by Domenico di Michelino, 1465, oil on canvas."Beatrice Addressing Dante" (Purg. 30: 60-146) by William Blake, 1824-27, ink and watercolor on paper."Paradise" (Par. 10) by Giovanni di Paolo, 1444-ca. 1450, illuminated manuscript.Bust of Dante on Dante's House in Florence."La Barque de Dante," Eugène Delacroix, 1822, oil on canvas.


The mission of the Dante Society of America is to “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

Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting will be hosted by the University of Chicago on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 9-10 a.m. in 408 Wieboldt Hall, with coffee and light breakfast available from 8:30 on. It will be followed by a symposium on Dante's political theology.

Dante Sessions at Kalamazoo

The 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies will be held at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015. The Dante Society is sponsoring a series of sessions arranged by Alison Cornish (University of Michigan). For details, please the "Meetings and Events" section of our website.

New Website

Our recent affiliation with Johns Hopkins University Press has enabled us to launch this new website, which incorporates online membership services, including online registration, secure online dues payment options, and (coming soon) a searchable members-only directory. We are still in the process of migrating some of our older content to the new page styles and creating new content. Please feel free to send your comments, suggestions, and questions to our Secretary-Librarian, Christian Dupont, via our new email address: dantesociety@gmail.com.