The Observatory on Dante Studies at Utrecht University (ODS) is a research centre engaged to monitor and to interpret the legacy, reception and afterlife of Dante’s works in literary and popular culture in the Netherlands.
ODS encourages an approach that involves complimentary disciplines and different methodologies, in order to improve scientific quality and diversity.
The Observatory supports undergraduate and postgraduate students offering – in cooperation with the department of Italian – an annual course.
It is committed to promote the study of Dante through its international network and lectures open to a wider audience.
Its vocation is to become the meeting place for scholars in the country and to serve as the accredited partner for institutions abroad.