The Center for Renaissance Studies Dante Lectures have been held each year since 2001, bringing Dante scholars from throughout the United States and Europe to the Newberry to present cutting-edge research.
From 1983 to 1997, multiple lectures were held each year under the title Lectura Dantis Newberrania. Parts of this series resulted in the two-volume book Lectura Dantis Newberryana, edited by Paolo Cherchi and Antonio C. Mastrobuono (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1988).
Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, DePaul University, the Devers Program in Dante Studies, University of Notre Dame, and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.
Upcoming Dante Lecture
Grave robbing, hidden bones, empty tombs, exhumation, sacred dust—Dante’s Immortal Remains assembles these and other pieces of Dante’s lively skeletal history, from his burial in 1321 to a computer-generated reconstruction of his face in 2006.