The Centre aims to bring Dante to the broadest possible public, running events which are open to all. In Autumn 2009, we ran a season of public events entitled 'Discovering Dante'. These events included an evening of poetry, music and art at the Howard Assembly Room in the Grand Theatre in Leeds, an exhibition of editions of Dante at the Brotherton Library in Leeds, and a series of public lectures entitled 'Art and Literature in Dante's Tuscany' , which aimed to provide an accessible and enjoyable introduction to Dante, Giotto and Duccio. These lectures built on the success of the Department of Italian's recent public lectures on Art and Literature in Siena, 1250-1600 and The Culture of Renaissance Venice.
Through the Centre's podcast - the first English-language podcast devoted to Dante - it is now possible to access from across the world short episodes exploring aspects of Dante and his work. For more information, see our podcasts page. For more information, and to receive updates by email on future events, please contact the Centre's Directors, Claire Honess and Matthew Treherne.