Free Architecture, Wine & Tourism Talks in English

Two American university centers in Florence will offer free architecture, wine, and tourism talks in English to both students and the public in a series taking place from Monday, Nov. 11 until Wednesday, Nov. 13. On Monday, Alessandro Melis, a professor of Architecture Innovation at the University of Portsmouth, and co-founder of Heliopolis 21 Architects will reveal secrets of how to become a successful architect. Melis received a Master’s and a Ph.D. in [...]

Architectural Talk in English at Cal State

January 30: INCOMPIUTO: THE BIRTH OF STYLE. Via Giacomo Leopardi, 12n; Florence.  5 pm. Free admission. Insight and knowledge are the key to growth, so take advantage of this opportunity to expand a world view on a specific subject important to Florence in English. The public is invited join the architecture students of California State University Firenze to listen to an educational lecture on modern architectural design. The lecture will headline two interesting and [...]

Talk: Portraits From Antiquity to the ‘Selfie’

The public is welcome to hear art historian Elaine Ruffolo speak on the topic “Portraits: From Antiquity to the Selfie” at the C.E.A. Study Center, Piazza della Repubblica 6 on Tuesday, January 29 at 6 pm. Ruffolo will explore the development of portraiture up to the modern era.  She will explain why portraits have played such an important role in the history of western art and consider the part they have played in shaping [...]

English Lecture on Mona Lisa Discoveries

  As the second lecture of a three-part lecture series held at CEA Study Center (third floor of Piazza della Repubblica, 6), Elisabetta Gnignera will present: Under the Veils of the Mona Lisa: Undressing a Portrait and an Allegory, the joint findings of her and Pascal Cotte tonight, Oct. 2 at 6 pm. Cotte, in 2012, discovered after 10 years of research, a second Mona Lisa hidden under the surface of Mona Lisa. [...]

FSU & Golden View Team Up to Help Meyer

Florida State University International Program and the Golden View Open Bar (Via de’ Bardi 58/r) will join forces to raise money for Florence’s Meyer Pediatric Hospital with an evening of aperitivo (a cocktail and finger food) on Monday, September 24 at 7:30 pm. Since the International Program of FSU was launched in Florence in 1966, the college has taken pride in its active and supportive presence in the Tuscan region. Every six months, [...]

‘Bridging Cultures’: A Literary Contest for Students

The second edition of FIRENZE LIBRO APERTO, a festival that will host over 500 publishing houses in the Fortezza da Basso from September 28 – 30, invites students on their semester or year abroad in Florence to join in a writing contest on the theme of bridging cultures. Three prizes will be awarded in the literary competition and entries need to be submitted no later than Sept. 20 to the following address: literarycontest@firenzelibroaperto2018.it. HOW TO [...]

FSU Partners with RFK Center for Fundraiser

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – Robert Kennedy Students of Florida State University and Texas A&M will be making [...]

A Dialogue with Angela Davis & Gina Dent

A dialogue with Angela Davis and Gina Dent will take place on April 23 (6 pm) at Spazio Alfieri, via dell’Ulivo 6. Angela Davis is a political activist, author and scholar. Davis is distinctly recognized for her role in The Black Panther Party throughout the Civil Rights Movement, although has been involved in various movements for social justice around the world. Gina Dent is a professor of Feminist Studies at the University of [...]

Lectures in English: Inside Italian Politics

Friday, April 13: Inside Italian Politics: The 2018 Election and Its Aftermath. NYU Florence, Villa Sassetti, Via Bolognese 120. New York University’s La Pietra Dialogue is hosting a daylong event with a variety of guest speakers involved in the 2018 election in Italy. The event will highlight the electoral campaign and the election results in the morning beginning at 9:30 am. The 2018 Electoral Campaign discussion will be led by Nicolò Conti of Sapienza [...]

Talk in English: Women Artists in Early Modern Italy

The public is invited to the lecture, which will take place on Tuesday, March 27 at the CEA Study Center, Piazza della Repubblica, 6 at 6 pm. The speaker, Dr. Sheila Barker, has published extensively on early women artists. In 16th and 17th century Italy, painting professionally was very much a male-dominated career.  Only a handful of women managed to rise to the top of the profession and attain financial success.  The talk examines [...]