From Painting to Engineering
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021
Online Event in English via Zoom
at 6:30 pm PST
Online Lecture by Dr. Luca Cottini
Creator & Host of the Youtube Show Italian Innovators
Prof. Luca Cottini will explore the Italian idea of technique on the Italian humanistic approach to technology in construction, engineering & manufacturing from Leonardo Da Vinci to the Present.
Admission: By gold coin donation for non-members (suggested $5 donation). Free for the Dante Society members.
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Blessed or Damned?
Italian recipes with a Dantesque twist!
Sunday, January 10, 2021
at 12:00 noon PST
Online By Donation Event via Zoom
To celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, the Dante Alighieri Society of BC presents Italian Chef Claudia Fraschini, who launched her book of Italian recipes inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy titled Beata o Dannata? La Divina Commedia è servita (Trenta Editore, Milan).
For the occasion, Chef Fraschini showcased the preparation of two of the intriguing recipes featured in the book.
Four Evenings with Dante &
his Divine Comedy - At the roots of medieval spirituality, symbolism & imagination
Free 4-episode Webinar in English on Zoom
from 6:30 to 8:00 PM (PT)
Dec. 7, 2020: Dante's life & his source of inspiration: Beatrice
Dec. 14, 2020: The Divine Comedy: Inferno
Dec. 21, 2020: The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio
Dec. 28, 2020: The Divine Comedy: Paradiso
A medieval journey with UBC
Prof. Daniela Boccassini
into Dante's Divine Comedy to discover the spiritual messages, allegories, and powerful visions hidden in the best known of Italian poems written 700 years ago.
This event is been organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver.
Watch the four evenings on our YouTube
The Language of Music: An Italian Affair
October 21, 2020
from 7:30 to 9:00 PM (PT)
Free Online Event
A demo webinar with Maestro
Carlo Fierens: a talk on the relevance of Italian Language in the history of Western Music.
Music samples have been performed by Carlo Fierens on classical guitar.
This event is been organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver as part of celebrations for the Week of the Italian Language in the World.
Art & Wine: A Grand Tour through Italy
Four Online Episodes
from 6:30 to 8:15 PM (PT)
#1 October 1, 2020: Italy, young country?
#2 October 22, 2020: Piemonte (part 1)
#3 November 12, 2020: Sardegna
#4 December 3, 2020: Toscana (part 1)
Follow Italian architect and sommelier, Giulietta Roz, on a Grand Tour of Italy's diversity through
art and wine.
Discover hidden gems of local art, architecture, nature and learn how to enjoy regional wines.
From Leonardo to the
January 21, 2020, 7:00 PM
Museum of Vancouver (Joyce Walley Hall)
1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver
A talk by Italian journalist Roberto Bonzio celebrating the power of unconventional thinking as a driver of innovation at the crossroads between counterculture and hi-tech through portraits of inspiring figures, some with Italian names
Alberto Testa’s Lyrics
October 23, 2019, 6:30 pm
Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Ave., Vanier Park, Vancouver
An evening devoted to music — playing, reading, discussing Italian pop songs of the 1960s-1970s. What these songs have in common is their lyricist, the late Alberto Testa, as it was explained by his son, UBC’s Professor Carlo Testa.
The Vancouver Cello in Quartet
June 21, 2019, 7:30 pm
Koerner Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music
1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
The program included pieces and arias by a selection of notable Italian composers (Tomaso Albinoni, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini, Antonio Vivaldi).
With the support of the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver.
To Publish or Self-Publish in the Digital Age?
December 4, 2019, 7.00 pm
Creekside Community Recreation Centre
Olympic Village, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
A lively Q&A event with writer-cum-publisher Michael Mirolla and self-publisher Michele Amitrani on writing, publishing & self-publishing.
The Sense of Beauty: Art & Science at CERN
September 25, 2018, 6:30 pm
1131 Howe Street, Vancouver
Screen viewing and Q&A with the film director Valerio Jalongo. The documentary
shows how in the exploration of the energy that animates the universe science and art, in
different ways, pursue truth and beauty.
A Concert for Piano & Violin
June 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Koerner Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music
1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
With Maestros David Gillham (violin) and Chihar Iinuma (piano). The program proposed pieces by the most notable Italian composers including Antonio Vivaldi, Niccolò Paganini, Ottorino Respighi and Tommaso Vitali. With the support of the Consulate General of Italy.
From Doom to Bloom
5 December, 2017, 6:30pm
The Roundhouse - Room B
Professor Daniela Boccassini, in conversation with one of our directors (Dr. Arianna Dagnino), explained why the words
of a late medieval Italian poet matter more than ever in today’s world. Dante's world-famous Commedia, composed 700 years ago during times of hardship, resonates
more than ever with the ring of truth.
A concert for piano with Maestro Domenico Mongelli
June 20, 2017, 6:30pm
St Paul's Anglican Church
1130 Jervis St, Vancouver
With Maestro Domenico Mongelli playing pieces by BC composers David Gordon Duke and Adriane Lake as well as by Claude Debussy, Frans Schubert and César Franck.
Made in Italy or
Made in China?
According to conventional wisdom, while Italian fashion represents creativity and refined style, mass production characterizes ‘Made in China’ garments. Dr. Gaoheng Zhang’s talk focused on the textile and clothing industry in Prato, Italy, which has become emblematic of the presumed conflicts between these two modes of manufacturing.
April 10, 2017, 6.00 pm
UBC Robson Square (Theatre)
800 Robson St, Vancouver
In cerca di autore:
31 March 2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm UBC Buchanan B Penthouse
Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver
A special event in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Luigi Pirandello.
Organized by Italian Studies at UBC in collaboration with The Dante Society and the Consulate General of Italy
First AGM & Roundtable
29 November 2016, 6:30pm Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver
Formal AGM and talk on the history of espresso coffee and the role of coffee culture by Brian Turko of "Milano Coffee. The talk was followed by a roundtable on coffee shops, culture, & nurturing held by "Italian Moms in Vancouver”.
Italian Day on the Drive
June 12, 2016 by “Piazza Italia”, on 3rd Avenue and Commercial
Italian street artist
“Pepe Gaka” (Giuseppe Percivati, www.pepegaka.com) painted live on canvas a replica of Dante Alighieri’s portrait by
Renaissance painter Boccaccio.
Organized at La Dante’s corner during “Italian Day on the Drive"
January 27, 2016, 7:00 pm Vancouver Central Public Library
Public lecture held by Dr Arianna Dagnino on the need to conceive urban spaces and buildings that promote the inclusion of new people and new cultures in times of increasing migratory flows.
organized in collaboration with ARPICO
La Dante's Inaugural concert
December 4, 2015, 6:30 pm
Pyatt Hall, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music,
843 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Maestro Domenico Mongelli played pieces by Frédéric Chopin. Dr. Arianna Dagnino introduced the recital with a short talk on "Italy and Chopin."