500 anni di Orlando Furioso

On 16th-17th June 2016 the University of Oxford will host an international conference entitled ‘500 Years of Orlando furioso’. The conference will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the poem by providing a platform to deepen our understanding of Ariosto’s work and its enduring appeal. The event will see the participation of scholars from the UK, Italy, Germany, Poland, and Switzerland with a key-note lecture on Ariosto and Arthurian literature by Daniela Delcorno Branca, Università di Bologna. In conjunction with the conference the Taylor Institution Library and the Weston Library will host a joint bibliographical exhibition devoted to the world of Ariosto.
For more information, please visit http://www.furioso16.it/ariosto-conference-500-years-orlando-furioso/ (where you will be able to download the provisional programme and the conference poster). Attendance is completely free for scholars and students as well as for interested general public. If you would like to join our speakers for lunch, please send an email to maria.pavlova@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk. Sandwich lunch will cost £7-10 per person, but you can easily make your own arrangements as there are plenty of cafes, shops and restaurants near the Taylor Institution Library.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Oxford Ariosto Conference in June. If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact the organisers (Marco Dorigatti and Maria Pavlova) at maria.pavlova@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk.
The Oxford Ariosto Conference has the full support of the Comitato Nazionale per le celebrazioni ariostesche; the Italian Embassy; the Italian Cultural Institute, London; the David Rowe Fund; the Department of Italian of the University of Oxford; and the Society for Italian Studies (SIS).