Scholars and students working in the field of Dante Studies are welcome to the Observatory, where they can conduct short term research.
During their stay, appointees will have the opportunity to experience the scholarly life at Utrecht University, have academic exchanges which will strengthen their network, have full access to the rich university library’s collections and other facilities.
On their part, they are expected to engage fully in the Observatory’s activities and in particular:
- prepare an essay under tutoring (principal duty)
- attend lectures and the Dante course
- participate in the ODS annual conference presenting a poster of their project.
The study stay runs preferably from 1 November to 31 January of each year.
In this period the hosted researchers are affiliated with Utrecht University while continuing to be supported by their own home institution.
The project must represent advanced research. Criteria for selection shall include:
- relevance of the topic to the ODS’s purposes
- originality of insights and hermeneutics
- methodological skill
- relevance to digital humanities and/or transmedia
- candidate’s curriculum vitae
researcher: Angelo Campanella institution: Università di Palermo period: 1 November 2023 – 31 January 2024 title: La ricezione di "Inferno" VIII nella produzione musicale di Caparezza
researcher: Stefano Bracci Testasecca institution: Utrecht University (Research Master in Comparative Literary Studies) period: 14 November 2022 – 3 February 2023 title: “Fierce Credulity”: Il ruolo di Dante ne «The Changing Light at Sandover» di James Merrill extra activity: Translation from James Merril
researcher: Alessandro Privitera institution: Università di Firenze period: 26 October 2022 – 3 February 2023 title: La ricezione di Dante nel Cinquecento: il caso di Firenzuola extra activity: book review in “Forum Italicum”
researcher: Samuele Bonciani institution: Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna period: 1 February 2022 – 28 February 2022 title: Montale critico di Dante
researcher: Chiara Portesine institution: Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa period: 1 November 2021 – 3 December 2021 title: Il Canto V dell’Inferno riscritto da Antonio Porta e illustrato da Gianfranco Baruchello: appunti per un’indagine interdisciplinare
researcher: Francesco Guazzo institution: Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori - Università di Padova period: 19 November – 18 December 2019 title: Per un primo regesto bibliografico ragionato degli studi danteschi di G.A. Borgese
researcher: Katia Riccardo institution: Utrecht University (Research Master in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies) period: 4 february – 28 June 2019 title: The Reception of Dante’s «Monarchia» in the Reflections upon Universal Monarchy in the Early Modern Dutch Humanism