The initiator of the project and researcher is Gandolfo Cascio.
With regards to Dantean matters, he is co-lecturer of the course Dante’s Afterlives: testi e ricezione and visiting professor of Dante Studies at Tilburg University (School of Catholic Theology).
He has authored several articles and the monograph Un’idea di letteratura nella «Commedia» (S.E. Dante Alighieri 2015; shortlisted for the ‘Onderzoeksprijs’ in 2017).
Moreover, dr. Cascio is an associate of the Società Dantesca Italiana and chairs the ‘Dante2021’ committee of the Werkgroep Italië Studies.
Currenly, he is working on Giuseppe Baretti’s writings on the Comedy.