Lecture by Professor Francesco Borghesi on Machiavelli e l'amore
Monday, December 12, 2013 ∙ Italian Seminar Room, Royce Hall 342 ∙ 5:00pm
Francesco Borghesi was educated in Italy, Germany, and the USA. He has been a DAAD Fellow at the Seminar für Geistesgeschichte und Philosophie der Renaissance at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (Germany), a Frances A. Yates Fellow at the Warburg Institute in London (UK), a Research Fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University (USA), and a Lauro de Bosis Fellow at Harvard University (USA). He taught at McGill University in Montreal (Canada) and lectured as visiting professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City. His research interests include: medieval and Renaissance philosophy, theology and literature, and the interactions between them; the comparative study of religions; magic, science, and religion during the Renaissance.
Please note that the lecture will be given in Italian.
Anti-Zionism, Radical Politics and Terrorism
in Italy 1967-1982
Tuesday, December 3, 2014 ∙ Faculty Center ∙ 4:00pm
By Guri Schwarz, UCLA
The Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies
In Italy the radical juvenile political movements that took shape since the late 1960s played a key role in the cultural and political battles of the following decade. The Palestinian struggle rapidly became a key reference point in the collective imagination of those young militants, and in the second half of the 1970s meaningful operational ties were developed between Palestinian organizations and Italian terrorist movements. Schwarz's presentation will illustrate such developments and offer an analysis of the processes that generated growing anti-Israeli sentiment (sometimes with anti-Semitic connotations) in Italian society in the time period comprised between the Six Days War and the Lebanon War.
Guri Schwarz (Milan 1975) obtained a Ph.D summa cum laude in Historical Disciplines at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa in 2002. Currently he teaches and Contemporary History at the Italian Rabbinical College. He has been post-doctoral fellow at the University of Bologna, fellow of the Luigi Einaudi Foundation (Turin), research fellow at the Department of History of the University of Pisa, visiting scholar at the International Institute for Holocaust Research-Yad Vashem (Jerusalem), research fellow at the Deutcshes Historisches Institute (Rome). He is member of the Interdepartmental Center for Jewish Studies of the University of Pisa, and coordinator of the scientific board of the Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea (Milan).
He is one of the founding editors of the online journal "Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History." His research interests concentrate on the history of the Jews in modern Italy, the politics of memory in post-WW II Europe, the transition from fascism to democracy.
Event co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies.
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UCLA undergraduate recognized in two prestigious essay contests
Kelly Leow's essay, "'Come l'uom s'etterna': Poetry, Pride and Textile in the Divine Comedy," was recently selected as the winner of the 2013 Dante Prize for the best essay submitted by an undergraduate enrolled at a college or university in the United States or Canada.
The recognition comes on the heels of another recent award. Earlier this year, Kelly was awarded $500 for her work on Dante as recipient of first prize of the 2013 AATI College Essay Contest.
The UCLA Department of Italian extends congratulations to Kelly Leow and her mentor, Professor Andrea Moudarres, for this accomplishment.