Welcome to Aberdeen Italian Circle
Comitato della Società Dante Alighieri.
Our 2021-22 Programme of Events will be a combination of online and in person events. It will be mainly online until the end of 2021 and events for 2022 will be added as soon as possible.
Have a look at the highlights of our 2020-21 season on YouTube…
2021 is the year of Dante, being the 700th anniversary of his death in 1321.
As the Aberdeen branch of the Società Dante Alighieri, we are also celebrating Dante this year. Dante Alighieri is considered to be the father of the modern Italian language and his Divina Commedia was one of the first major works that was not written in Latin, but in the Tuscan language which has become modern Italian.
Our first celebratory event was on Thursday 25th March – Dante Day – when Jane E. Everson, Professor Emerita of Italian Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London presents an online talk Songs Without Words which explores how Dante’s work has been translated into ballet. You can see it on our YouTube channel here.
We are planning more events later in the year so look out for details soon.
Aberdeen Art Gallery are marking the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante by looking at the two artworks from their collection that highlight the influence of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ on the visual arts. You can see the post here
Aberdeen Italian Circle has a programme of online events and we will continue this, at least while the pandemic is ongoing. Please watch the Programme page and our Facebook page for details of these and how to join them. We also hope to hold in-person events soon.
Please all take the greatest care of yourselves and your families and friends until we see you again.