The Stomach of the World: Petrarch, Muhammad, and Mediterranean Studies

Monday, October 26

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue

The "Italy at Columbia" lecture series invites prominent Columbia University professors to open one of their regularly scheduled classes to the public, bringing students and the community together in the Academy building.  

This lecture is part of Prof. Tommasino's course, "Mediterranean contacts, Mediterranean conflicts" which proposes a new approach to Medieval and Early Modern Italian Literature.


Join us as Prof. Tommasino shares his knowledge of the linguistic, textual, bibliographic, and religious relations between Southern Europe and the Muslim World.  


Pier Mattia Tommasino (PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore) is Assistant Professor of Italian at Columbia University.  His first book is L'Alcorano di Macometto.  Storia di un libro del Cinquecento europeo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013. He currently organizes The Italian Mediterranean Colloquium, a permanent seminar on the political, religious, and cultural relations between Italy and the Mediterranean.

Register for the event here.

This event is sponsored by the Italian Academy at Columbia University.