Over the course of 2021Temple University joins a vast number of cultural and academic institutions in celebrating Dante's output, influence, legacy on world culture, the humanities, and beyond. In addition to a rich lecture series, we are proud to announce our Lectura Dantis. Temple University students, faculty and administrators are coming together to read three cantos from Inferno. On April 2nd, Good Friday, we premiered our reading of Canto I, which we are happy to share with you:
I want to thank my colleague Carmelo Galati who brought us together on this exciting journey, helping us find some comfort in a difficult time.
Carmelo has curated the project since its inception. He came up with the idea, spread enthusiasm about it, inspired us, planned, organized, and coordinated the readings, and edited the video.
Grazie Carmelo! Grazie Temple faculty, students, and administrators!
A special thanks goes to our President Richard Englert and our Provost JoAnn Epps for their warm support and great contributions to the reading. I also want to thank Dr. Kimberly Williams, Director of the Center for the Humanities at Temple University (College of Liberal Arts) for her continuous support!
Thanks for taking this journey with us, we hope you enjoy our lectura and you stay tuned for updates on our next release coming soon!