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700 years after is death, Dante wants to have fun!

Free Webinars & Open Photo-challenge

September 23 / October 14 / November 4 / November 25 - 5:45pm PT

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Dante has never been so alive!

This year we are celebrating 700 years since Dante’s death.


Dante is the Poet of the Italian language, analyzed for centuries by academics all over the world. Dante’s visions have also inspired artists in creating paintings, comics, videogames and many other artworks that present adaptations of Dante’s stories and characters. Dante lives through these interpretations, which offer new ways to look at Dante’s themes and highlight the relevance of Dante’s work today.

This initiative celebrates Dante focusing on these modern adaptations of his work. It builds a bridge between a classic of the Italian language and contemporaneity. The aim is to offer a playful and interactive approach, which fosters curiosity and engagement with an author that 700 years after his death is still alive in our cultures. 



Webinars are free (via Zoom, from 5:45pm to 6:45pm), registration required.
To register for a webinar, please click on the "Registration" button below.
The first three webinars allow participants to explore how Dante’s work has been adapted in video games, manga, and TV series. The last webinar is a roundtable, which brings together young students and seasoned experts of Dante’s works.
The recordings of the webinars are available clicling on the "View Recording" buttons.


Take a photo that portrait Dante’s visions... today! The photo challenge is linked with the webinars, and every few weeks a new theme is launched.

To participate, simply post your photos with the hashtag #DanteLivesCentro

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Participation is free. You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the photo-challenge, you grant Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to promotion of cultural events and exhibition. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. Il Centro will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.


More amazing content here! Check out the following videos: an exclusive exploration on Dante & Pop Culture, and a unique interview with the authors of ''The Divine Comedy for Foreigners". Click on the button to see the videos.


Dante Lives!


What can we help you with?

Dante Lives! is a cultural initiative created by Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre (Vancouver, BC), in collaboration with the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (University of British Columbia, BC), and the Consulate General of Italy (Vancouver, BC).

For questions, suggestions, and feedback please write to: dantelivescentro[at]gmail[dot]com