International Center for Francesca da Rimini Studies [Centro
Internazionale di Studi Francesca da Rimini]
The Center is hosted in Los Angeles by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and in Rimini by the magazine Romagna Arte e Storia, through which the Center promotes its activities.
Founders of the Center and
members of the Board:
Center Coordinator: Ferruccio Farina
Scientific Committee: Rossend Arques, Massimo Ciavolella, Valeria Cicala, Ferruccio Farina, Roberto Fedi, Giuseppe Mazzotta, Piero Meldini, Deirdre O'Grady, Raffaele Pinto, Piotr Salwa, Natasha Tonelli, Nadia Urbinati
The central event on each of these occasions has been an academic conference, which has included theater performances, concerts, classic film screenings, and lectures.
The International Days on Francesca da Rimini were made possible through the collaboration of the Municipality of Rimini, the Rimini City Museum, and the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Participants in the Center’s conferences include prestigious scholars in a variety of disciplines (e.g. history, literature, theatre, music, and visual arts) from institutions and universities in Europe, America, and Australia. Their contributions have enriched our understanding of this extraordinary phenomenon of modem culture.
The conference proceedings from 2007 to 2012 have been published by Panozzo Editore Rimini and are available for purchase.
Other events related to the conferences include:
The public trial of Gianciotto Malatesti
Rimini, Palazzo dell’Arengo, 22 maggio 2010
Rimini from the Jacobin revolution to the liberation of Trieste
Rimini Museo della Città, marzo 2011
Rimini in the popular imagination
These events have attracted the interest and earned the acclaim of scholars as well as of the general public, not only because of the importance of the Francesca myth—one of the most widespread, popular, deep-rooted, and long-lived in all of Western culture—but also because of the Center’s dedication to the quality of their content and as well as to an international and multidisciplinary perspective.
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