Dana Prescott

Projects and Activities

Research Projects

Progetto Frutaz / Frutaz Project

The Frutaz Project is a two-year research collaboration on printed maps of modern Rome, between the Rome Global Gateway, the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana and the Centro di Studi sulla Cultura e l'Immagine di Roma. The project will result in a catalog of all the printed maps of Rome created from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. It will serve to update Amato Frutaz's extraordinary volumes, Le Piante di Roma, published in three volumes in 1962. The project will catalogue more than two hundred maps of modern Rome, many of which are not included in Frutaz's repertory. It will provide a new research tool that will be useful for scholars interested in the city from the time of the Renaissance to the contemporary city.

Archivio Brasini

The Rome Global Gateway and the Archivio Armando Brasini agreed in a six months' collaboration for the Progetto di valorizzazione dell'Archivio dell'architetto Armando Brasini (1879-1965), the collaboration will be focused on the " Progetto di restauro della Carte Brasini / Brasini's Papers Conservation Project". The goal of the Project is to safeguard and enhance selected items in the Archivio Armando Brasini, including original architectural drawings, documents, and original photographs.  

Devers Program in Dante Studies

The William & Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies at the University of Notre Dame supports rare book acquisitions in the John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Dante Collection, as well as teaching and research about Dante across the Arts & Letters curriculum, in particular in the Medieval and Italian Studies areas, through the sponsorship of conferences, fellowships, lecture series, seminars, and visiting professorships. At the Gateway, the program funds a three-year research project conducted by Dr. Luca Lombardo on Florentine Vernacular Culture.

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Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology

With the kind collaboration of the American Academy in Rome and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV), the American Academy in Rome offers, every two years, its Winter School in Latin Paleography and Codicology. In 2018, the curator of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. David T. Gura taught the course and supervised manuscript research. This two-week intensive course introduce participants to various aspects of Latin Paleography and Western Codicology, offering a balance of theoretical and practical applications.


RGG Research in Progress

This seminar series is an informal forum for the presentation and discussion of work in progress by faculty, visiting fellows, and graduate students associated with the Rome Global Gateway. It aims at fostering local discussion of various research projects and interests. Past meetings featured Henrike Lange, Luca Lombardo, Denis Robichaud, Selena Anders and Matteo  Binasco.

Book Presentations

The Rome Global Gateway organizes and hosts book launches of renowned authors from a variety of fields. Most recently, works by John T. McGreevy, Jane Tylus, Ingrid Rowland, Matteo Binasco, Barry McCrea and Dana Prescott were featured.

OVI Videoconference Seminars 2019

The Rome Global Gateway participates via teleconference in the fourth series of seminars sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies at Notre Dame in partnership with the CNR Institute Opera del Vocabolario Italiano, on various topics regarding early Italian literature, philology, and lexicography.

Spring 2019 seminars on Textuality and Lexicography in the Italian Middle Ages are held at 4PM in room 202.

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Re-reading Dante's Vita Nova

"Re-reading Dante’s Vita nova" is a collaborative research project involving researchers from University College London, the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, the University of Leeds, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Oxford, the University of Reading, and the University of Warwick.

A series of events held over two years, each focusing on a different section of the Vita nova, its contexts and its implications, will produce a vibrant and varied new reading of this text. Lectures are live streamed and discussions are facilitated via teleconference.