Mailing List Policy

The Dante Society of America maintains an electronic mailing list for the purpose of distributing to its members announcements pertaining the activities of the Society and other major Dante-related events and publications.

Subscription to the mailing list is a benefit of membership in the Society. Only current members of the Society are eligible to subscribe. New members are automatically subscribed upon joining but may unsubscribe at any time. Members who do not renew their membership within a reasonable period of time may be removed from the list.

Current and past-due members will continue to receive periodic email messages or print notices pertaining to their membership status and eligibility to vote in elections directly from the Society or Johns Hopkins University Press as its publisher and membership services agent. Neither the Society, nor Johns Hopkins University Press, sells, rents, or otherwise shares email addresses or other personal information with third parties.

The mailing list is managed as a restricted Google Group, currently hosted by the University of California, Berkeley. You do not need to have or use a Gmail account to receive postings, as they will be sent to the email address associated with your Dante Society membership record. If you wish to submit a posting to the list, you may send it directly to the mailing list address:; postings may include attachments. A list moderator will either approve and post your message, or contact you if does not appear to meet the posting criteria. If you are not sure whether you post meets the criteria, or you would like it to be edited and posted by the Society's secretary on your behalf (for example, publication announcements), you may send your notice to asking that it be reviewed for posting. Some announcements may be posted to the Society's Twitter account instead of the mailing list, or both.

In keeping with our mission to encourage the study and appreciation of the time, life, works, and cultural legacy of Dante Alighieri, the posting criteria include:

  • announcements of major Dante-related conferences and events
  • calls for papers for forthcoming Dante-related conferences and publications
  • announcements of significant new academic publications about Dante and his works
  • pedagogical materials, outreach activities, and other resources that can be used to support the teaching and promotion of Dante and his works

The list is not a discussion forum. The posting criteria therefore exclude:

  • queries about Dante and his works
  • personal messages directed to other members
  • job postings

The list moderators are responsible for ensuring that posting guidelines are appropriately met, but neither they nor the Dante Society of America make any guarantee regarding the reliability, accuracy, legitimacy, or quality of any messages posted to the list. Posting authors are solely responsible for the content of their messages.

Approved by the Dante Society of America Council, May 5, 2017; updated September 20, 2020.