March 27, 2015 | NYU and Columbia present: “Dante as a Political Theorist”

Hey Draperites! Here’s an upcoming symposium on Dante that might interest you:

The Department of Italian Studies, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Medieval and Renaissance Center at New York University together with the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies and Department of Italian at Columbia University will be hosting a one-day international symposium on Dante’s Monarchia, launching the Global Dante Project of New York, on March 27th. The event, entitled “Dante as a Political Theorist: Historicizing Theology and Theologizing Power,” will feature presentations from prominent scholars around the world.

Please see below for a list of presenters and paper titles, as well as the attached program for further details. No RSVP is necessary.

PLEASE NOTE that the conference will take place at TWO LOCATIONS:

NYU, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò: 8:30am to 1:00pm,

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, The Italian Academy: 2:45pm to 6:30pm.

More information can be found on our website. We hope to see you there!

Dante as a Political Theorist: Historicizing Theology and Theologizing Power


Maria Luisa Ardizzone, NYU & Teodolinda Barolini, Columbia University


Federica Anichini, Fordham University, New York 
Municipal Implications and Political Theories from the Vita Nova to the Monarchia

Maria Luisa Ardizzone, New York University, New York
Wireless Communications: Invisible Links between Convivio and Monarchia

William Caferro, Vanderbilt University
Dante, Empire and the Transfiguration of Charlemagne

Paolo Chiesa, Università degli Studi di Milano
Dante as Scientist and as Prophet: The Three Prologues of Monarchia

Iacopo Costa, CNRS-LEM, Villejuif—Commission Léonine, Paris
The Will of the Emperor and the Empire Freedom

Warren Ginsberg, University of Oregon
“Fenno una rota di sé tutti e trei”: Dialectic, Rhetoric, and History in the Monarchia

Gianfranco Fioravanti, Università di Pisa
“Attuare sempre e interamente la potenza intellettiva dell’intero genere umano”: More about Dante and Averroes

Francis Hittinger, Columbia University
Dante as Critic of Political Economy in the Monarchia

Diego Quaglioni, Università di Udine
Dante’s Political Realism 

Prue Shaw, University of Cambridge

British Library ms. Add. 6891 of the Monarchia

Justin Steinberg, University of Chicago
Dante’s Theology of Miracles in Monarchia II.4: Law, Sovereignty, Violence 

Donatella Stocchi, University of Rochester
Power and Right: Dante’s Monarchy and the Juridical Literature in the First Half of the 13th Century

Andrea Tabarroni, Università di Trento
Magister Sex Principiorum and the Realism of Forms in Dante’s Political Thought


Paola Ureni, The City University of New York
Medicine and Dante’s political thought


Teodolinda Barolini, Columbia University, New York
Concluding remarks

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