Links to Web Resources

ASSOCIATIONS, CENTERS & SOCIETIES

Centro Dantesco dei Frati Minori Conventuali — Founded in Ravenna in 1965 by Fr. Severino Ragazzini, the center builds on the Dante’s lasting familiarity with the Franciscans. The center promotes the study of Dante’s Comedy through conferences, lectures, readings, educational activities, publications, and exhibitions.

Centro Scaligero di Studi Danteschi — Created in one of the cities that welcomed Dante during his years of exile, the center was founded in 1996 to preserve, disseminate, and enrich the study of Dante and his works. The center hosts a rich library, and an annual lectura dantis.

The Dante Society of America — Founded in 1881, the DSA is the second oldest officially constituted organization in the world dedicated to the furtherance of the study of the works of Dante Alighieri.

The Leeds Centre for Dante Studies — Based in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds, the center promotes the study of Dante from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both within the University of Leeds and beyond.

Società Dantesca Italiana — The Società Dantesca Italiana officially came into existence in Florence in 1888, in the “Sala di Leone X” in Palazzo Vecchio, where its founding statute was approved. The founding members included the most distinguished names in Italian culture and politics of the time.

TEACHING & SCHOLARLY RESOURCES

Bibliografia Dantesca Internazionale — This powerful research tool of the Società Dantesca Italiana provides searchable access to more than 40,000 bibliographic citations to monographs, collections of essays, journal articles, and book reviews dedicated to the study of Dante.

Dante Online — Sponsored by the Società Dantesca Italiana, this is a useful resource tool focusing on Dante’s life and works, and extant manuscripts of the Comedy.

Danteworlds — This site, designed by Guy Raffa at the University of Texas at Austin, provides an integrated multimedia journey combining artistic images, textual commentary, and audio recordings through the three realms of the afterlife (Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise) presented in Dante's Divine Comedy.

The Dartmouth Dante Project — Originally developed between 1982 and 1988, the Dartmouth Dante Project (DDP) is an ongoing effort to put the entire texts of more than 70 commentaries into a searchable database that anyone can access via the World Wide Web.

Digital Dante — The ILTweb Digital Dante Project is a long-term effort of the Institute for Learning Technologies at Columbia University to prototype and develop an online, multimedia Dante-related academic resource.

Discover Dante — Written by Vittorio Montemaggi (Notre Dame), Abi Rowson and Matthew Treherne (Leeds), this resource is intended for students, teachers, and for members of the public interested in Dante, and focusing particularly on the Commedia. It is the result of a collaboration between the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies at the University of Leeds, and the Devers Program in Dante Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Leggere Dante — This site offers readings of specific canti of the Comedy as well as performances inspired by Dante’s works delivered by well-known and acclaimed Italian artists and actors.

Otfried Lieberknecht Home page for Dante Studies — Created by German scholar O. Lieberknecht in 1996, this site is a treasure trove of online resources for the study of Dante including online bibliographies, announcements, editions and translations of the Comedy, and links to exhibitions and illustrations. 

The Princeton Dante Project — The Princeton Dante Project opened for local use on 18 May 1999. The PDP combines a traditional approach to the study of Dante’s Comedy with new techniques of compiling and consulting data, images, and sound.

Renaissance Dante in Print (1472-1629) —  This exhibition presents Renaissance editions of Dante’s Divine Comedy from the John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Dante Collection at the University of Notre Dame, together with selected treasures from The Newberry Library.

The World of Dante — This multi-media research tool, sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Technologies in the Humanities (IATH) at the University of Virginia, includes a wealth of interactive features intended to facilitate the study of Dante’s Comedy.