Dante for the Americas poster - keynotesDante for the Americas poster - panels and fireside chatsBust of Dante on Dante's House in Florence.Detail from “Dante and the Three Kingdoms” by Domenico di Michelino, 1465, oil on canvas.


The mission of the Dante Society of America is 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

To mark the 700th anniversary of the poet’s death, the Dante Society of America and Harvard University are together organizing an online international symposium on the reception and influence of Dante and his work from Canada to Chile from May 5-13, 2021: "Tra liti sì lontani - Dante for the Americas."

The 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies will be held live on the internet from Monday, May 10, through Saturday, May 15, 2021. The Dante Society of America has organized three panel sessions on Monday, May 10. Sessions are open to registered attendees only. Visit the "Meeting and Events" page for program and registration details.

In further commemoration of the 700th anniversary of Dante's death, the Dante Society is collaborating with New York University's Department of Italian Studies and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò to produce podcast conversations about all 100 cantos of the Divine Comedy. The podcasts are available as YouTube videos, hosted and archived by NYU and the Dante Society of America. Episodes are released on Mondays and Wednesdays, though not necessarily in numerical order. For more information, including how to record and contribute videos, please visit the Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in Our Time project page.

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