Meetings and Events

The Dante Society of America regularly organizes panel sessions at various academic conferences, and holds its own annual meeting and conference.


Upcoming Events

Renaissance Society of America (April 13-14, 2021)

The Dante Society of America has organized five panel sessions for the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. The conference dates are:

April 13–15, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT (DSA sessions on April 13, 14 - see below)
April 20–22, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

NOTE: Even if you are a member of the Dante Society, you must be a current member of the Renaissance Society and have registered for the annual meeting in order to attend the online sessions. For registration information and costs, please visit: https://www.rsa.org/page/Virtual2021


Dante's Legacy I: Dante and Measurement
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 / 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
RSA Virtual 2021 - Meeting Room 05

  • Panel Monitor: Aileen A. Feng, University of Arizona
  • "Amor Oltre Misura: Love and the Politics of Measurement Standards in the Age of Dante" (Emanuele Lugli, Stanford University)
  • "Measure and the Trinity in Dante's Heaven of the Sun" (Corey Flack, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • "Measurement between Medicine and Ethics in Dante's Writing" (Paola Ureni, College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center CUNY)
  • "Fabrica Inferni: Mapping Dante in the Renaissance" (Pasquale Terracciano, Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento)

Dante's Legacy II: Echoes of Dante in Boccaccio
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
RSA Virtual 2021 - Meeting Room 05

  • Panel Monitor: Gur Zak, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • "The Elegies of Fiammetta and Francesca: Inferno V and Boccaccio's Politics of Adultery" (Maggie Fritz-Morkin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • "Dante, Boccaccio, and the Body" (James Kriesel, Villanova University)
  • "The Viability of Dante's Eclogues in Boccaccio's Buccolicum Carmen" (Jonathan Combs-Schilling, Ohio State University

Dante's Legacy III: Visual Arts
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 / 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
RSA Virtual 2021 - Meeting Room 05

  • Panel Monitor: Aileen A. Feng, University of Arizona
  • "Dante and the Physical Arts: World-building outside and within the Commedia" (C. Jean Campbell, Emory University)
  • "Diagrammatic Formats from Page to Wall: Dante and the Strozzi Chapel, Revisited" (Karl Whittington, Ohio State University)
  • "The Intellectual Culture of Florence's Confraternity of John the Baptist: Andrea del Sarto's Dante Portrait" (Christine Zappella, University of Chicago)
  • "Tele-Visionary: Imagining the Future in the Circle of Pride" (Mary Watt, University of Florida)

Dante's Legacy IV: Renaissance Italian Literature
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
RSA Virtual 2021 - Meeting Room 05

  • Panel Monitor: Timothy Kircher, Guilford College
  • "In Sheep's Clothing: A False Attribution and Dante's Reception in the Tre- and Quattrocento" (Fabian Roberto Alfie, University of Arizona)
  • "Machiavelli's Dante: Medicating the Belly in Mandragola" (Susan Gaylard, University of Washington)
  • "The Science of Poetry: Dante as Read by Varchi, Giambullari, and Galileo" (Akash Kumar, Indiana University, Bloomington)

Dante's Legacy V: European Politics and Religion
(co-organized with Erminia Ardissino)
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
RSA Virtual 2021 - Meeting Room 05

  • Panel Monitor: Erminia Ardissino, Università degli Studi di Torino
  • "Universitates superiorem non recognoscentes: Dante's Monarchia and its Influence on Bartolo's Theory of International Law" (Alexandre Ginzel, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata)
  • "Le ragioni politiche e religiose della prima traduzione integrale della Commedia in Francia" (Franziska Friederike Meier, University of Göttingen)
  • "Enea Silvio Piccolomini as a Reader of Dante's Monarchia" (Simona Iaria, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

Recorded Events


Past Meetings and Events

A listing of meetings and events sponsored by the Dante Society in previous years is available here.