In Dublin, the XXI Week of the Italian Language opens on Tuesday 19 October with an online conference entitled ‘La lingua di Dante e l’italiano di oggi’ (The Language of Dante and Italian today).
It will be led by Chiara Coluccia, Professor of Italian Linguistics at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna. It is an excursus full of curious facts about the impact that Dante’s language has had and continues to have on Italian today.
On Monday 25 October, there will be a children’s event involving Geronimo Stilton, who will meet the children at the Italian Cultural Institute for an afternoon of reading and imagination. The event will be an opportunity to discover the two books on the ‘Divine Comedy’ for children that have been published this year by Piemme-Mondadori.
Finally, on Wednesday 27 October, the artist Maria Teresa Colaneri will give a lecture on ‘L’iconografia di Dante e l’arte della medaglia’ (The Iconography of Dante and the Art of Medals). Maria Teresa worked as an engraver of coins and medals at the State Mint and Polygraphic Institute from 1984 to 2020, and will talk about the origins and creation of Dante’s portrait on the €2 coin.
On the same day, she will also hold childrens’ workshops on the art of clay modelling.
For more information, go to iicdublino.esteri.it.