Teaching Italian to foreigners

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Teaching Italian to foreigners

ISI Florence professors Serena Baldini and David Marini joined the DITALS (Docente di Italiano per Stranieri/Teaching Italian to Foreigners) Expert Group at the Università per Stranieri di Siena. Led by Prof. Pierangela Diadori and Dr. Elena Monami, this group of Italian language teachers and linguists is responsible (among other things) for choosing exam materials on

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Medieval charm

The proceedings of the international conference “Medieval Charm: Illuminated Manuscripts for Royal, Aristocratic, and Ecclesiastical Patronage”, held at ISI Florence in 2015, have been collected in a newly published volume edited by professors Florence Brazès-Moly and Francesca Marini. The book broadens approaches to understanding the making and function of illuminated manuscripts during the Medieval and

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Michelangelo’s Laurentian Library

This summer ISI Florence professor Silvia Catitti published an essay on the patronage and construction history of Michelangelo’s Laurentian Library in Florence. Michelangelo is the most famous, best documented, and most widely studied artist of the modern era. In 1519 the Medici Pope Clement VII commissioned the Laurentian Library inside the canonry of the San

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