From Devilry to Divinity: Readings in Dante's Divina Commedia

This series aims to introduce the beauty, complexity and continuing significance of Dante’s ‘Divina Commedia’ through readings of the text, in the original and in translation, and through commentary on it. The readings are accompanied by a rich visual display of medieval illuminations whilst the commentary explores and invites discussion of some of the leading ideas of the poem.

Following an introductory lecture on Tuesday 26 November 2019, at 6.00-7.30pm, public readings will take place on Mondays from 13 January 2020, at 6.00-7.30pm, in the spring and summer terms at the Warburg Institute.

The series is organised and presented by Alessandro Scafi (Warburg) and John Took (UCL) in a partnership between the Warburg Institute and University College London

Attendance is free of charge, but please register in advance via the links below.


Autumn Term 2019


Spring Term 2020

Monday evenings from 6.00 to 7.30pm


Summer Term 2020

Monday evenings from 6.00 to 7.30pm