|Monday, Feb. 20
"Verdi's Aida: Italian Opera Imagines Egypt" with Prof. Paul Oorts
This event will feature a discussion of the history of Giuseppe Verdi's famous opera "Aida" and the cultural understandings (and misunderstandings) of the Arabic world.
7 p.m. Sellinger VIP Lounge
|Tuesday, Feb. 21
Panel Discussion with Prof. Emma Cervone and Julia Cataneo (LUM '22)
In this panel discussion, Professor Emma Cervone (Towson University) and recent Loyola alumna Julia Cataneo will discuss the establishment of the Emirate of Sicily, its legacy under the Normans, and its decline; as well as the traceable presence of Arab culture in Southern Italy.
5 p.m., Join via Zoom,
|Wednesday, Feb. 22
"The Italians of Egypt" Film Screening
This film documents the community of Italians in Egypt, one of the oldest and largest immigrant communities in the country. Released in 2011, the film tells of the prestige of these Italian immigrants, which declined due to Italy's role in World War II.
5 p.m., LND Library Auditorium
|Friday, Feb. 24
Join the Arabic and Italian departments for a sampling of various Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, such as mana'ish, kaak, pizza, cannoli, and more!
3 p.m., Sellinger VIP Lounge
|Saturday, Feb. 25
Mass in Italian
Mass will be delivered entirely in Italian. Open to all.
1 p.m., Alumni Chapel
|Monday, Feb. 27
"Under the Veil: Dante and Islam" Zoom lecture with Dr. Bridget Pupillo (Connecticut College)
In this lecture, Professor Bridget Pupillo (Connecticut College) will examine the ties between Dante Alighieri, author of the Divine Comedy, and Islam.
7 p.m. Join via Zoom
Persons with disabilities who may require special services should contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 410-617-2062 or (TTD) 410-617-2141 at least 48 hours prior to the event.
Sponsors: ,Modern languages & Literatures, The Center for Humanities, Loyola University Maryland, Italian Studies Minor, and Arabyola