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Dates and times are subject to change. Confirmation for any event is required as spaces are limited: lapietra.reply@nyu.edu

Fall 2015


  • Why should the EU be of Interest to Americans?
    La Pietra Dialogues - EU in Focus: What is the EU? Why does it matter?
    J.H.H. Weiler, President of the European University Institute; Professor, NYU School of Law
    Date: Wednesday, 2 September
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM (Open to NYU students and faculty only)
  • Art in a War Zone: Everyday Life in Syria
    La Pietra Dialogues –- Documentary Photography: Through the Lens
    Issa Touma, Photographer
    Date: Monday, 7 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Traditional Agricultural Practice in Tuscany
    The Greens We Eat
    Nancy Leszczynski, NYU Florence Professor, gives an illustrated account of traditional Tuscan agricultural practice
    Date: Monday, 7 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti (Open to NYU students only)
    Time: 6:15 PM
    Full Program
  • Install, Display, Exhibit
    Museum Meetings – talk and lunch
    Visit to the Photo Archive, on-site talk and lunch with Francesca Baldry, Villa La Pietra Collection Manager
    Date: Tuesday, 8 September
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 12:00 PM (NYU Students Only)
    Full Program
  • Media Freedom Under Putin’s Russia
    La Pietra Dialogues - – In Dialogue with Writers
    Zygmunt Dzieciolowski, Journalist
    Date: Tuesday, 8 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • What is the EXPO 2015?
    La Pietra Dialogues- The EU in Focus: What is the EU? Why does it matter?
    Mitchell Davis, Creative Director of USA Pavilion at EXPO 2015
    Date: Wednesday, 9 September
    Location: Villa La Pietra Limonaia (Open to NYU Students and Faculty only)
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Vigil for Peace
    Date: Friday, 11 September
    Location: Piazza della Signoria, Florence
    Time: 5:30 PM
  • The Evolving EU Government System
    La Pietra Dialogues - EU in Focus: What is the EU? Why does it matter?
    Prof. Nicolò Conti, NYU Florence
    Date: Monday, 14 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Venice as a Text: Places, Bodies, and Cognitive Justice
    Graduate Seminar Series
    Serenella Iovino, Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and of Modern Cultures, Università di Torino
    Date: Tuesday, 15 September
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 600 PM
  • The History of the World though a Tomato
    La Pietra Dialogues – Food, Culture, Politics #NYUFlorence4EXPO
    David Gentilcore, University of Leicester
    Date: Wednesday, 16 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • A Foreign Correspondent’s Secret: Ho to See the Desert through a Grain of Sand
    La Pietra Dialogues – In Dialogue with Writers
    Imma Vitelli, Journalist
    Dates: Monday, 21 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Food at No Small Cost
    The Greens We Eat
    Dr Bill Bourne, Bio-scientist and seasoned producer of his own organic food
    Date: Monday, 21 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:15 PM (NYU Students Only)
  • Where is the Contemporary in Florence?
    La Pietra Dialogues – Mapping Contemporary Florence
    Date: Tuesday, 22 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Tea with Poets Elisa Biagini, Aleš Šteger and Nathalie Handal
    La Pietra Dialogues- – In Dialogue with Writers
    Date: Thursday, 24 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • The Food We Waste: Visual Storytelling as a Form of Activism
    La Pietra Dialogues - Documentary Photography: Through the Lens
    Chris King, Photographer
    Date: Thursday, 24 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6 PM
  • Tobacco and Public Health: Different Country Approaches
    La Pietra Dialogues
    Speakers tbc
    Date: 25 - 26 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti (Open to NYU Students and Faculty only)
    Time: Full day conference
  • Keeping Us All in Food for the Years to Come
    The Greens We Eat
    Dr Bill Bourne, Bio-scientist and seasoned producer of his own organic food
    Date: Monday, 28 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti (Open to NYU students only)
    Time: 6:15 PM
  • Tomorrow's Renaissance: a New Narrative for Europe?
    Graduate Studies Seminar
    Caspar Pearson, Lecturer and Director of European Studies, Department of Art History, University of Essex
    Date: Tuesday, 29 September
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • The Mafia in the Food Chain
    La Pietra Dialogues – Food, Culture, Politics #NYUFlorence4EXPO
    Giuseppe Vadalà, Italian National Forestry Corp
    Date: Wednesday, 30 September
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Alone Together: A Florentine Photographer in New York
    La Pietra Dialogues - Culture
    Martino Marangoni, Photographer
    Date: Thursday, October 1
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • The Arab Spring: Seeds of Justice? Reconciling Post-Revolutionary Tunisia and Egypt
    La Pietra Dialogues – Human Rights in a Complex World
    Speakers tba
    Date: Friday, 2 October
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: Full day conference
  • Schedule and films TBA
    Italian Identities as Told through Cinema
    Guest: Tbc
    Date: October 4,5,6
    Location: Spazio Alfieri (Via dell’Ulivo 6)
    Time: 8:30 PM
  • Food & the Environment: A Transatlantic Divide?
    La Pietra Dialogues - EU in Focus: What is the EU? Why does it matter?
    Prof. Piergiuseppe Morone, Unitelma Sapienza Rome University
    Date: Monday, 5 October
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Music and Lyrics. On Purgatorio 2
    Graduate Seminar Series
    Angelo Maria Mangini, Associate Professor of Italian Literature, Department of Classical Philology and Italian, Università di Bologna, and Adjunct Professor, NYU Florence
    Date: Tuesday, 6 October
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • The Politics of Pasta
    La Pietra Dialogues – Food, Culture, Politics #NYUFlorence4EXPO
    Danielle Callegari, NYUF Italian Studies alumna
    Date: Wednesday, 7 October
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Inside American Politics
    La Pietra Dialogues - Politics
    Prominent political insiders will discuss the lead up to the 2016 presidential election
    Date: October 8-9
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: Full day conference
  • The EU Immigration Crisis
    La Pietra Dialogues - EU in Focus: What is the EU? Why does it matter?
    Speaker tbc
    Date: Monday, 12 October
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • It’s All in the Soil
    The Greens We Eat
    Nick Dakin-Elliot, Villa La Pietra’s Horticultural Associate
    Date: Monday, 12 October
    Location: Villa Sassetti (Open to NYU students only)
    Time: 6:15 PM
  • Defending the Presumed Guilty: Being a Defense Lawyer before the International Criminal Courts
    La Pietra Dialogues – Human Rights in a Complex World
    Anta Guissé, French defence lawyer
    Date: Wednesday, 15 October
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana
    Museum Meetings
    Visit and discussion with a curator of the exhibition and Francesca Baldry, VLP Collection Manager
    Date: Friday, 16 October
    Location: Palazzo Strozzi (Open to NYU students only)
    Time: 10:A0 PM
  • International Criminal Courts: From Moral Responsibility to Criminal Liability
    La Pietra Dialogues – Human Rights in a Complex World
    A dialogue with Anta Guissé, defense lawyer
    Date: Wednesday, 16 October
    Location: European University Institute
    Time: tbc
  • To Dig or Not to Dig
    The Greens We Eat
    Nick Dakin-Elliot, Villa La Pietra’s Horticultural Associate
    Date: Monday, 19 October
    Location: Villa Sassetti (Open to NYU students only)
    Time: 6:15 PM
  • La traduzione come pratica dell’accoglienza
    Graduate Studies Seminar
    Anita Raja, Literary Translator and Director, Biblioteca Europea, Rome
    Date: Tuesday, 20 October
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Planning Ahead
    The Greens We Eat
    Nick Dakin-Elliot, Villa La Pietra’s Horticultural Associate
    Date: Monday, 2 November
    Location: Villa Sassetti (Open to NYU students only)
    Time: 6:15 PM
  • Open Week
    Villa La Pietra, Acton Collection and Garden
    Guided tour of Villa La Pietra and Garden, by reservation, free of charge
    Date: Saturday, 18 April - Monday 20 April through Friday 24 April
    Time: Mornings and Afternoons
  • Food: Signs, Symbols, Significations (and Sex?) in the Acton Collection
    Museum Meetings
    Thematic guided tour with discussion at lunch
    Date: Tuesday, 3 November
    Location: Villa La Pietra (Open to NYU students and faculty only)
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Everything Within the State, Nothing Against the State, Nothing Outside the State: Toward the History of Everyday Life in Fascist Italy
    Graduate Seminar Series
    Joshua Arthurs, Associate Professor of History, Acting Director of Graduate Studies, West Virginia University
    Date: Tuesday, 3 November
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM

  • What are Universal Exhibitions For?
    La Pietra Dialogues – Food, Culture, Politics #NYUFlorence4EXPO
    Dell Hamilton, Harvard University
    Date: Wednesday, 5 November
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Always Something New to Learn
    The Greens We Eat
    Nick Dakin-Elliot, Villa La Pietra’s Horticultural Associate
    Date: Monday, 9 November
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:15 PM (Open to the NYU Community only)
  • Progress on Food Security: Turning Recent Achievements into a Sustainable Future
    La Pietra Dialogues – Food, Culture, Politics #NYUFlorence4EXPO
    Ambassador David Lane, US Representative to UN Agencies in Rome
    Date: Tuesday, 10 November
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Western Cultural Engagement with Global Muslim Cultural Communities: The Urgency of the Field
    La Pietra Dialogues - Public Diplomacy
    Date: 11-13 November
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: Full day conference
  • What Does a 13th Century Painting Tell Us? A Methodological Lesson about the Acton Dossal by Manfredino Da Pistoia
    Museum Meetings
    A Lecture by Dr. Federica Volpera, Medieval Art History, Independent Scholar
    Date: Monday, 16 November
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Potted Vegetables
    The Greens We Eat
    Nick Dakin-Elliot, Villa La Pietra’s Horticultural Associate
    Date: Monday, 16 November
    Location: Villa Sassetti (Open to NYU students only)
    Time: 6:15 PM
  • American Naples: Cross-Cultural Memories of an Occupation
    Graduate Studies Seminar
    Paola Gambarota, Associate Professor, Chair, Italian Department, Rutgers University
    Date: Tuesday, 17 November
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Socially Engaged Art Practice
    La Pietra Dialogues - Culture
    Speakers tba
    Date: November 19-21
    Location: Villa Sassetti (Open to NYU Students and Faculty only)
    Time: Full day conference
  • Eating Success
    The Greens We Eat
    Nick Dakin-Elliot, Villa La Pietra’s Horticultural Associate
    Dates: Monday, 30 November
    Location: Villa Sassetti (Open to NYU students only)
    Time: 6:15 PM
  • Honor’s Many Faces: Disputes, Truces and Peace-Making in Early Modern Italy (16th-18th Centuries)
    Graduate Seminar Series
    Maria Pia Paoli, Researcher in Early Modern History, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
    Dates: Tuesday, 1 December
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM

Past Events:

Spring 2015
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Fall 2013
Summer 2013
Spring 2013
Fall 2012
Summer 2012
Spring 2012
Fall 2011
Summer 2011
Spring 2011
Fall 2010
Summer 2010
Spring 2010
Fall 2009