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Intensive Course in Lecce

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Detail of Santa Croce – ph. MathiasKabel – wikicommons

The Intensive Course in Lecce is the first part of the academic path you are going to complete in Bologna during the fall semester. It is mandatory for all the students and it starts immediately after your arrival in Lecce in August. This course lasts in three weeks and includes 3 hours of lesson from Monday to Friday. This course offers the opportunity to explore the city of Lecce through language and cultural immersion. We cover the topics – the Baroque and the Risorgimento – in their historical, artistic, politic and linguistic context both in class and in guided tours.… Continue reading

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Bologna La Dotta (The Learned)

One of the three famous names for Bologna is “the Learned.” Easy to guess why! Bologna is home to the oldest university in the Western world, presumably founded in 1088. Its history is one of great thinkers in the sciences and the humanities, making it an indispensable point of reference in the panorama of European culture. Noteworthy students present at the university in centuries past included Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, Thomas Becket, Pope Nicholas V, Erasmus of Rotterdam, and Copernicus. With its five campuses in five cities of Emilia Romagna (Bologna, Rimini, Forlì, Cesena and Ravenna), UniBo today counts close to 100,000 students. Its 23 faculties, 68 departments and 93 libraries offer the E.C.Co.… Continue reading

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Bologna La Rossa (The Red)

bologna_rossaBologna owes the name ”la Rossa” to its famed red buildings and to the fact that it is the birthplace and the home of Italy’s political left. With its streets like embroidered cloth threaded with arches of continuous colonnades, the heart of Bologna is a giant cloister. Above and behind its porticoes, Bologna is a rose-red city of unique churches and undiscovered palaces. The E.C.Co. program’s aim is its students’ cultural and linguistic immersion in the Bolognese and Italian social environment. Our suggestion is: explore the city, travel to other cities around Bologna and take full advantage of everything the region has to offer!… Continue reading

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Bologna La Grassa (The Fat)

Bologna is renowned for its cuisine. Tortellinitagliatelleragù and many other traditional dishes draw visitors to Bologna from every corner of the world. The E.C.Co. program helps students experience this delicious aspect of the local culture by offering an unforgettable cooking course with the chef Rita Mattioli.  The students meet with Rita for three lessons and learn to prepare traditional (but also non-conventional) dishes. After each cooking session, there is a dinner for all participants, where students taste excellent wines and share their views on food, diet and well being in general. Rita Mattioli’s cooking course has always been one of the highlights of the E.C.Co.… Continue reading

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Intensive Italian for Academic Purposes

Language and Culture Ivan Tassi

MEDIOEVO1The Intensive Course of Italian Language and Culture is the first step of your university experience in Italy. It is mandatory, starts soon after your arrival in Bologna and ends when the E.C.Co. and the UniBo courses start. The Intensive Course lasts three weeks.

This course gives you the opportunity to get to know the city of Bologna through a total language and cultural immersion. The topics – the Middle Ages, Italian Opera and the Bologna Resistance – are introduced in their historical, artistic, and linguistic contexts both in class and during guided tours. The course also includes a review and practice of grammar structures.… Continue reading

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History of Science in Italy from the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

History of Science    Syllabus    Gian Mario Cao

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Museum Palazzo Poggi – Bologna

This course traces the history of Western science from the late Middle Ages to the scientific revolution from an Italian perspective. It aims to account for the transformations of scientific discourse over nearly six centuries by integrating the traditional narrative of epoch-making discoveries and advances with an exploration of the contexts within which science was not only practiced and disseminated, but also criticized and opposed.… Continue reading

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Gian Mario Cao

Gian Mario CAO

Gian Mario Cao is an intellectual historian whose interests lie at the intersection of the history of ideas and the history of the classical tradition. His publications focus on the recovery and dissemination of Greek doxography and philosophy in the early modern period and include: Scepticism and Orthodoxy. Gianfrancesco Pico as a reader of Sextus Empiricus (Serra editore 2007); ‘Diogenes Laertius’, in The Classical Tradition, edited by A. Grafton, G.W. Most, S. Settis (Harvard UP 2010), Italian Renaissance humanism, freethinking and its critics in eighteenth-century England, ‘Freethinking, New Testament criticism, and censorship: Anthony Collins, Richard Bentley, and the Index Librorum Prohibitorum’, in The Marriage of Philology and Scepticism.Continue reading

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Cinzia Venturoli

VenturoliCinzia Venturoli holds a doctorate in History from the University of Bologna and has worked as a researcher there between 2008 and 2015. She has also served as the Director of the Center for Documentation of Terrorism and is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Education at UniBo. She is also a staff member of the Center for History, Education, and Politics at UniBo. She is in charge of the curricula of the Archivi per non dimenticare and of the Associazione fra i famigliari delle vittime del due agosto. Her research interests are the history of WWII, the Resistance, the post-war period, local history, women’s history, public history and history of education.… Continue reading

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Inaugura il Bologna Shoah Memorial: “Racconta la storia e scrive il presente”

Inaugura il Bologna Shoah Memorial: “Racconta la storia e scrive il presente”
Domani ricorre il 71esimo anniversario della liberazione del campo di concentramento di Auschwitz.
Anche Bologna celebra l’evento inaugurando domani, alle ore 17:30, il ‘Bologna Shoah Memorial’ nella nuova piazza di Ponte Matteotti (angolo via Carracci).

Saranno presenti, insieme al Presidente della Comunità Ebraica di Bologna e alle figure politiche della città e della regione, anche l’Arcivescovo di Bologna, il rabbino Capo della Comunità Ebraica bolognese e il Presidente della Comunità religiosa Islamica italiana.
Dall’Olocausto alla Strage di Bologna “la memoria unisce la Comunità civile che diventa Testimone del Tempo”.… Continue reading

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Ladies and gentlemen 1975/2016 Andy Warhol

Ladies and gentlemen 1975/2016 Andy Warhol
Signore e signori, ecco a voi Andy Warhol!

40 anni dopo la mostra omonima organizzata da #Warhol e #Pasolini al Palazzo dei Diamanti di Ferrara, stavolta tocca alla nostra Bologna: da oggi fino al 2 febbraio 2016, la Galleria Cavour, il “salotto buono della città”, ospiterà “Ladies & Gentlemen 1975/2016 Andy Warhol”.
La mostra raccoglie e ripresenta agli spettatori moderni gli scatti che il padre della Pop Art fece non alle celebrità ma alla gente comune, dai travestiti dei bassifondi di New York ai volti della strada, gente sconosciuta e soggetti borderline. Maschere che sono volti senza tempo, modelli umani replicati in modo ironico e provocatorio ma dotati comunque di una loro dignità.… Continue reading

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Art City 2016 — Sistema Museale di Ateneo – SMA

Art City 2016 — Sistema Museale di Ateneo – SMA
Il SMA – Sistema Museale d’Ateneo dell’ Università di Bologna partecipa ad #ArtCity2016 con tre interessantissime esposizioni, al museo di Palazzo Poggi e al Museo delle cere anatomiche “Luigi Cattaneo” SMA.

Dal 29 gennaio al 28 febbraio 2016.

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Pietro Poppi e la Fotografia dell’Emilia. Il volto ottocentesco di un territorio – Storia e…

Pietro Poppi e la Fotografia dell’Emilia. Il volto ottocentesco di un territorio – Storia e…
“Pietro Poppi e la Fotografia dell’Emilia”, un’importante mostra fotografica su Bologna e la nostra regione.

Presso la Biblioteca D’arte E Di Storia Di San Giorgio In Poggiale a Bologna, fino al 28 febbraio 2016.

lunedì, mercoledì, giovedì, venerdì, domenica: ore 9-13
martedì: ore 9-17
sabato: ore 14-18
Nel 1866 il pittore Pietro Poppi (Cento, 1833 – Bologna, 1914) avvia insieme a Roberto Peli la ditta Peli, Poppi & C. con sede in via San Mamolo 102: a distanza di un anno Poppi risulterà poi partecipare anche allo Stabilimento Fotografico dell’Emilia, fondato nel 1865, cui risulterà proprietario a…
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Pietro Poppi e la Fotografia dell’Emilia. Il volto ottocentesco di un territorio – Storia e…

Pietro Poppi e la Fotografia dell’Emilia. Il volto ottocentesco di un territorio – Storia e…
Pietro Poppi e la Fotografia dell’Emilia

26 novembre 2015 – 28 febbraio 2016

Biblioteca d’Arte e di Storia di san Giorgio in Poggiale
Via Nazario Sauro 20/2, BOLOGNA.

lunedì, mercoledì, giovedì, venerdì, domenica: ore 9-13
martedì: ore 9-17
sabato: ore 14-18
Nel 1866 il pittore Pietro Poppi (Cento, 1833 – Bologna, 1914) avvia insieme a Roberto Peli la ditta Peli, Poppi & C. con sede in via San Mamolo 102: a distanza di un anno Poppi risulterà poi partecipare anche allo Stabilimento Fotografico dell’Emilia, fondato nel 1865, cui risulterà proprietario a…
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Arte Fiera | ArtCityWhiteNight

Arte Fiera | ArtCityWhiteNight
Come ogni anno, ArteFiera offre ART CITY White Night, la notte bianca dell’arte, una serata straordinaria completamente gratuita e piena di eventi, performance e happening dedicati all’arte contemporanea e ai suoi artisti.
Per l’occasione, le gallerie d’arte contemporanea di Bologna mostreranno il meglio delle loro collezioni in un’ apertura straordinaria fino a mezzanotte.

L’evento, unico in Italia e in Europa, si terrà sabato 30 gennaio 2016. Segnate in agenda!

#ArteFiera #Bologna #ArtCityWhitenight
Arte Fiera come ogni anno colora la notte bolognese con ART CITY White Night, la notte bianca dell’arte, che si terrà sabato …
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Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney è un regista, scultore e artista statunitense che si esprime attraverso opere multimediali, installazioni, scultura, disegno e fotografia. La sua opera più nota è il ciclo di film The Cremaster, vincitore del premio Europa 2000 alla 45ª Biennale di Venezia nel 1993 e lo Hugo Boss Prize indetto dal Museo Guggenheim nel 1996. In occasione dei 40 anni di ArteFiera, il suo capolavoro River of Fundament verrà proiettato il 29 gennaio alle ore 17.30, presso il Teatro Comunale. Prevendite aperte. #ArteFiera #Bologna #RiverofFundament #cinema

Arte Fiera | Al via la Prevendita per ArteFiera 40 e River of Fundament, il capolavoro di…
Il Presidente Campagnoli: “Con i 40 anni di Arte Fiera, per Bologna un altro momento eccezionale di arte e cultura grazie alla collaborazione …
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Si aggiunge un nuovo festival legato alla gastronomia al ricco calendario di eventi bolognesi! CiBò so Good, dal 22 al 24 gennaio. Entrata libera. Buon appetito! Per info: http://ift.tt/1VZ01Qn #CiBòsoGood #Festival #Bologna

Cibò so Good – Il Festival dei Sapori di Bologna
Cibò so Good – Il Festival dei Sapori di Bologna
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Renaissance and Early Baroque Art in Bologna: From Vitale da Bologna to Domenichino and Guido Reni

History of Art  Syllabus Elisabetta Cunsolo

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The rich artistic patrimony of Bologna is a powerful testament to the city’s great cultural importance over the centuries. Due to its favorable location, as well as to the presence of its ancient and distinguished university, Bologna has always been recognized for its great geo-political importance as a place from which many new ideas were diffused throughout the Apennine peninsula and beyond. Often threatened from the outside and occasionally conquered, the city distinguished itself by its desire to remain autonomous and by the development of a unique artistic school indebted to the various north Italian models.… Continue reading

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Sara Iommi

Sara IommiSara Iommi received her doctorate in Cinema, Music, and Theatre from the University of Bologna. She worked as a teaching assistant for many university courses, including Analysis of Film, Documentary and Experimental Cinematography, Audiovisual Forms of Popular Culture, Writing for the Cinema and Television, History and Media. Sara’s research focused on the phenomenology of film, popular culture, and visual anthropology. She published several articles on topics such as the cinematic representation of the rural world in Italy and media education. Sara also collaborated with important Italian etnographic institutions to develop visual research on various themes, such as the feminine imaginary of the wedding, the traditional music of the north Italian Appenines, the traditional knowledge of food, and the collectors of ethnographic objects.

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Giovanna Acton, Wellesley College

I graduated from Wellesley College with a double major in International Relations and Italian Studies in May 2014. Currently, I am working in education at an elementary school with English Language Development (ELD) students, and am planning to attend graduate school in the near future. My experiences in Bologna helped me enormously both academically but also when seeking employment post-graduation. One of the great things about E.C.Co is it places you in an environment where you thrive academically and socially. Living with other Italian students improved my language enormously, and I am still in contact with many of those students.… Continue reading

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About Ecco

Vassar College, Wellesley College, and Wesleyan University offer a study abroad program at the Università di Bologna in Italy. The program is committed to high academic standards and to providing opportunities for students to develop their knowledge of Italian language and culture in one of the most venerable and prestigious academic environments in Europe.

Undergraduates wishing to study humanities and social sciences may enroll for the fall or spring semester or for the full academic year. Students who enroll for the full year or for the fall or spring semester and who have at least an intermediate knowledge of Italian will complete two regular university courses at the Università di Bologna, as well as take courses in language and Italian studies offered by the program.… Continue reading

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