Albert Russell Ascoli, Terrill Dis-tinguished Professor, teaches in the Department of Italian Studies, UC Berkeley. His principal field of research and teaching is Medieval and Early Modern Italian culture from the 13th to the 16th centuries. He is the author of Dante and the Making of a Modern Author (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
He also has written extensively on Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, and Ariosto, and on the formation of Italian cultural and national identity. He is currently serving as President of the Dante Society of America (founded 1881).
This lecture is a companion to
the Humanities West Program, “Dawn of the Renaissance”, October 23-24, 2015.
Roberto Turrin studied in Trieste at the Conservatory G. Tartini. He studied with Luciano Gante and with Lya De Barberiis in Italy and Switzerland. He won many competitions and has performed in Eu- rope, USA, and Canada. He has recordings with RAI, Albania TV and Slovenian RadioTV, TV Polonia and State TV in Belorussia
Valentina Sbicego also studied at the G. Tartini Conservatory in Tri- este. She has recordings with RAI and was part of the orchestra of the Trieste Opera House in many productions. Currently, she works in the Artistic Production Office of the Conservatory J. Tomadini in Udine.
The Leonardo da Vinci Society cordially invites you and your guest to an
Brunch at the Presidio Social Club 563 Ruger Street, San Francisco 10:00am
And a guided tour of the Presidio Officers’ Club Museum
50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Miriam Manda, Visitors Services Coordinator, will guide the tour of the Museum.
First established in 1776, the adobe walls of the Officers’ Club stand testament to California’s beginnings. Throughout the 20th century, the renowned Presidio Officers’ Club was a gathering place for Army brass and their families.
51,000 Italian prisoners of war arrived in the United States in 1942. After Italy surrendered to the Allies, September 8, 1943, the United States refused to let the prisoners go home, wan- ting their labor instead. Some of these Italians were held at the Presidio, where the catered to the US Army. In their spare time they visited and received visits from homesick Italian Americans.
RSVP: by September 8 to reserve for the brunch events@davincisanfrancisco
Or Call Paola Tonelli, Events Chair, (925) 522 9623