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Spring 2015

  • Women and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy: Caterina Sforza’s Experiments with Alchemy
    Graduate Studies Seminar
    Meredith Ray, Associate Professor of Italian and Italian Faculty Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Delaware
    Date: Tuesday, 3 February
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Mapping Contemporary Florence
    La Pietra Dialogues – Culture
    A dialogue with art historian Stefano Chiodi, moderated by Chiara Galimberti, NYU Florence Graduate Student
    Date: Wednesday, 4 February
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • In Search of (Lost) Guests
    La Pietra and NYU Celebrating 20 Years: Sir Harold’s Vision Realized
    Prof. Margherita Ciacci, Scholar
    Date: Thursday, 5 February
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
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  • The Preparation of Costumes for Exhibition
    Museum Meetings: Insights from Eccentric Spaces - talk and lunch
    Prof. Francesca Baldry, Collection Manager Villa La Pietra,  and Textile conservator Claudia Beyer
    Date: Tuesday, 10 February
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 12:00 PM (NYU Students Only)
    Full Program
  • The Constitutional Reform in Italy: Changes and Perspectives After the Election of the New President of the Republic
    La Pietra Dialogues - Italian Politics Adesso!
    A Dialogue with Prof. Francesco Clementi, University of Perugia and Luiss-Guido Carli University, and Prof. Giampiero Gallo, New York University Florence
    Date: Tuesday, 10 February
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 12:30 PM
  • La nuova frontiera d’Europa. Il caso Ucraina e il ruolo della tecnologia digitale e dei social network nelle rivoluzioni colorate
    Graduate Studies Seminar
    Antonio Martino, Documentary Filmmaker
    Date: Tuesday, 10 February
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • How the EU Government System Works
    La Pietra Dialogues- The EU in Focus: What is the EU? Why does it matter?
    Prof. Nicolò Conti, Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome and New York University Florence
    Date: Wednesday, February 11
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
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  • The Border Chronicles – How to Travel and Write a Column for Marie Claire
    La Pietra Dialogues - Journalism
    A dialogue with Journalist Imma Vitelli
    Date: Monday, February 16
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Web
  • Terra di Mezzo
    Italian Identities, Il cinema racconta gli italiani
    Guest: Marco Spoletini, Editor
    Date: Monday, February 16
    Location: Spazio Alfieri (Via dell’Ulivo 6, Florence)
    Time: 8:30 PM
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  • Why should the EU be of Interest to Americans?
    La Pietra Dialogues- The 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, 18 February
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
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  • Political Systems in Latin America and Europe Compared
    Dates: Friday-Saturday, February 20-21
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: tbc (Open to NYU Students Only)
  • Black Cabbage
    The Greens We Eat
    Nick Dakin-Elliot, Horticultural Associate, Villa La Pietra
    Date: Monday, 23 February
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM (NYU Students Only)
  • Quando sei nato non puoi più nasconderti
    Italian Identities, Il cinema racconta gli italiani
    Guests: Roberto Missiroli, Editor
    Date: Monday, February 23
    Location: Spazio Alfieri (Via dell’Ulivo 6, Florence)
    Time: 8:30 PM
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  • The Judicial System at the EU Level
    La Pietra Dialogues- The EU in Focus: What is the EU? Why does it matter?
    Cristina Fasone, Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute
    Date: Tuesday, February 24
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Web
  • A New Space for Art in Florence
    Museum Meetings: Insights from Eccentric Spaces
    A guided tour with Prof. Francesca Baldy, Collection Manager, Acton Collection, Villa La Pietra
    Date: Friday, 27 February
    Location: Novecento Museum (Piazza S. M. Novella, 10)
    Time: 10 AM (Open to NYU Students only)
    Full Program
  • March - The Hungry Gap
    The Greens We Eat
    Nick Dakin-Elliot, Horticultural Associate, Villa La Pietra
    Date: Monday, March 2
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM (NYU Students only)
  • Good Morning Aman
    Italian Identities, Il cinema racconta gli italiani
    Guests: Claudio Noce, Director
    Date: Monday, March 2
    Location: Spazio Alfieri (Via dell’Ulivo 6, Florence)
    Time: 8:30 PM
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  • "Cara Mamma, sono in Africa": Cameras, Soldiers, Empires
    La Pietra Dialogues - Black Italia
    Prof. Maaza Mengiste, Writer and Professor, New York University Florence
    Date: Tuesday, March 3
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • The History and Economy of the EU
    La Pietra Dialogues –- The EU in Focus: What is the EU? Why does it matter?
    Prof. Davide Lombardo, European University Institute, New York University Florence
    Date: Tuesday, March 5
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
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  • Fashion
    NYU Alumni Network
    Serena Guen, Suitcase Magazine; Beatrice Trussardi. Fondazione Nicola Trussardi; James Ferragamo, Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. Moderated by Marco Semeghini, NYU Florence Professo
    Date: Friday, March 6
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 10:00 AM (NYU Students and Alumni only)
  • Il villaggio di cartone
    Italian Identities, Il cinema racconta gli italiani
    Guests: Francesco Crispino and Anna Maria Pasetti, Film Critics
    Date: Monday, March 9
    Location: Spazio Alfieri (Via dell’Ulivo 6, Florence)
    Time: 8:30 PM
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  • The Sacred and the Civic: From the Medieval City to the Modern Metropolis
    Graduate Studies Seminar - Conference
    Day-long conference organized by Danielle Callegari and Shannon McHugh, New York University
    Danielle Callegari, NYU, Jessica Goethals, Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance; Dom Holdaway, University of Bologna; Jennifer Mackensie, UC Berkeley; Shannon McHugh, NYU; Sarah Ross, Boston College; Claudia Tarallo, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
    Date: Monday, March 23
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 9:00 AM
  • What can we Learn from the Iranian Nuclear Crisis
    La Pietra Dialogues
    A Dialogue with Michael Onderico
    Date: Tuesday, March 24
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 12:00 PM (NYU Students only)
  • Manipulating Reality: A Disconcerting Stroll Through the Mind of Mr. Toledano
    La Pietra Dialogues - Documentary Photography: Through the Lens
    A Dialogue with Spanish Photographer Phillip Toledano
    Date: Wednesday, March 25
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Foraging the Olive Groves of Villa La Pietra
    The Greens We Eat
    Nick Dakin-Elliot, Horticultural Associate, Villa La Pietra
    Date: Monday, March 30
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:15 PM (NYU Students Only)
  • The Evolving Interior of Villa La Pietra: 1490 - 1810
    La Pietra and NYU Celebrating 20 Years: Sir Harold’s Vision Realized
    Prof. Amanda Lillie, History of Art, The University of York
    Date: Monday, March 30
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Transatlantic Modernities. Villa La Pietra in the Twenties: An Exhibition of Callot Soeurs Dresses
    Museum Meetings: Insights from Eccentric Spaces - talk and lunch
    On-Site Talk and Lunch with Francesca Baldry, Collection Curator, Villa La Pietra
    Date: Tuesday, March 31
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 12:00 PM (NYU Students Only)
    Full Program
  • Make War and Think of Peace: The Preparatory Materials of the Versailles Peace Treaties
    Graduate Studies Seminar
    Marcello Verga, Professor of Early Modern History, Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo, Università di Firenze
    Date: Tuesday, 31 March
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Beyond the Parties: Democracy, Media and Democratic Innovations in Italy
    Graduate Studies Seminar
    Michele Sorice, Professor of Deliberative Democracy and New Technologies and Media Sociology, Director of the Center for Media and Communication Studies “Massimo Baldini” LUISS “Guido Carli” University
    Date: Tuesday, April 7
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Student Dialogue on Immigration
    La Pietra Dialogues
    Date: Monday, April 13
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Lemon Trees in Pots
    The Greens We Eat
    Nick Dakin-Elliot, Horticultural Associate, Villa La Pietra
    Date: Monday, April 13
    Location: Villa Sassetti (NYU Students Only
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Hidden Spaces in Villa La Pietra
    Museum Meetings: Insights from Eccentric Spaces - talk and lunch
    On-Site Tour and Lunch with Francesca Baldry, Collection Curator, Villa La Pietra
    Date: Tuesday, April 14
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 12:00 PM (Open to NYU Students Only)
    Full Program
  • “Recognition” of the Tenth Day of the Decameron
    Graduate Studies Seminar
    Prof. Patrizia Grimaldi Pizzorno, Ricercatrice, Dipartimento di Filologia e Critica delle letterature antiche e moderne, Università di Siena
    Date: Tuesday, 14 April
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Surviving Lampedusa and Moving North
    La Pietra Dialogues - Black Italia
    Imma Vitelli, International Correspondent, Vanity Fair Italy
    Date: Wednesday, 15 April
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 12:00 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
  • Art In A War Zone
    La Pietra Dialogues - Documentary Photography: Through the Lens
    A Dialogue with Syrian Photographer Issa Touma
    Date: Wednesday, 22 April
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • The Tuscan Villa Estate, Healthy Living in a Sustainable Landscape
    La Pietra and NYU Celebrating 20 Years: Sir Harold’s Vision Realized
    Conference organized by Nicholas Dakin-Elliot, Villa La Pietra's Horticultural Associate
    Date: Thursday, April 23
    Location: Villa Sassetti
    Time: All Day Conference

  • Il Medioevo in Viaggio (Travelling in Medieval Times)
    Museum Meetings: Insights from Eccentric Spaces
    Visit to the Bargello Exhibition with Prof. Francesca Baldry, Collection Manager, Villa La Pietra
    Date: Friday, 24 April
    Location: Museo Nazionale del Bargello
    Time: 10 AM (NYU Students Only)
  • A Dialogue on Documentary Photography with Prof. David Forgacs
    Graduate Studies Seminar
    Michela Palermo, Free Lance Photographer, and David Forgacs, Guido and Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò Chair in Contemporary Italian Studies and Director of Graduate Studies, Italian Studies, New York University
    Date: Tuesday, April 28
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • L’italiano in 100 parole
    Graduate Studies Seminar
    Gian Luigi Beccaria, Professore emerito, Dipartimento di Scienze Letterarie e Filologiche, Università di Torino
    Date: Tuesday, May 5
    Location: Villa La Pietra
    Time: 6:00 PM
  • Black Portraiture(s) II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories
    La Pietra Dialogues –Culture
    A conference organized by Deborah Willis, New York University and Awam Amkpa, New York University Africana Studies who also curates the exhibition ReSignification in 3 venues across Florence that will be opened between May 28th and June 29th 2015
    Dates: May 28-31
    Location: Villa Sassetti and Cinema Odeon
    Time: All day conference
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Past Events:

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