The collection of translations of the Divine Comedy that previously belonged to Dante Poliglotta - 284 editions in 49 languages and 22 dialects - was donated to the “Casa di Dante” Museum in Florence and is now exhibited in one of the most beautiful rooms of the museum.
Amnesty International commissioned analysis of satellite images of political prison camps (named kwanliso) in North Korea: namely kwanlisos 15 and 16. The images show that instead of heeding the growing calls for closing its political prison camps, repression by the North Korean authorities has continued and the prisoner population appears to have increased. [...]
Translation in blank verse by Thomas G. Bergin (New Haven, CT, 1905 – Madison, CT, 1987), professor at Cornell and Yale universities, one of the main U.S. experts in Italian Literature, particularly on Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio. Edition published at New York in 1969. Illustrated by Leonard Baskin (1922-2000), American academician, sculptor and drawer.
Hripsime Rita Mkrtĉjan was born in the town of Erevan (Armenia) in 1954. She studied in the Erevan Polytechnic University. She worked as an engineer specialising in the science of energy in one of the energy institutes in Erevan. For many years she led a department of that institute. Among [...]
Prior to joining Yale University, where she serves as dean of the Center for International and Professional Experience, Jane Edwards served as dean of Harvard University's new Directorate for International Studies, where she launched an ambitious experience program international for graduating students. She played a similar role for ten years [...]
Farideh Mahdavi Damghani is an Iranian lady of letters and a translator, born in 1963 in Teheran where she lives with her husband and three children. Right from the start she was taught by her father, a lecturer in Persian and Arab literature at the University of Teheran, to appreciate [...]
Giampaolo Samà is an Italian-Argentinian actor, teacher and photographer. Born in Paola (province of Cosenza, Calabria) in 1970, he trains to be an actor at the Accademia d’Arte Drammatica in Calabria and then at the Akademia Tetralna in Warsaw. In 1996 he takes part in the show Sidà e l’uomo [...]
Ole Meyer, born in Copenhagen in 1947 to a Swedish mother and a Danish father, studied Scandinavian and English languages and literature at the University of Copenhagen, finishing with a Master’s degree in 1974. Having taught for several years in secondary schools in Copenhagen, he was from 1996 to 1999 [...]
A theatrical presentation (in Italian) of social commitment, about the terrible problem of femicide and violence against women, stemming not by chance from Dante’s verses dedicated to Francesca da Rimini, and unfolding in a dialogue between a slightly eccentric professor and a willing lady pupil who aspires to become a lecturer in education about gender equality and emotional feelings […]