On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the demise of Dante Alighieri the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute Jakarta starting from April until October organize a cycle of encounters and conferences on the Great Poet and his works.

The first appointment in hybrid version will be held on 12 april 2021 and will be dedicated to the feminine figures in Dante’s life and works.

In this event will participate Prof. Alberto Casadei with his presentation on “Francesca, the Modern Heroine” and Prof. Massimo Arcangeli who will share his thoughts on “”Beatrice, Gemma and Francesca and the women’s condition in the Middle Ages”.

Prof. Alberto Casadei is professor of Italian Literature at the University of Pisa. His studies concern the 16th Century Italian Literature, Contemporary poetry and novel, Literary theory and Cognitive poetics. He has published numerous articles and essays on Dante. His last publication is “Dante – Storia avventurosa della Divina commedia dalla selva oscura alla realtà aumentata“, published by il Saggiatore.

Prof. Massimo Archangeli is professor of Italian Lingustics at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature of the University of Cagliari. Linguist, communication sociologist, literature critic and writer was the world scientific manager of Dante Alighieri Italian Languange Project (PLIDA). Author of more than 600 essays (printed and on line) was the coordinator of Dante project for the Festival of Histories in 2015.

During the event indonesian actors, Christine Hakim and Satriya Rangga Bhuana will read live some canti translated in Indonesian, taken from the audio book “From the dark wood to Paradise. A Journey through Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy in thirty-three languages.”