Category: News

Ferrante Fever with Ann Goldstein

At Wassermann Projects we hosted a lecture by Ann Goldstein, a former editor at The New Yorker. She has translated works by, among others, Primo Levi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Italo Calvino, and is the editor of the Complete Works

2017 Gala and Members Celebration

DAS Gala at The Reserve in Birmingham included the “Dante Distinctive Citizen Award” ceremony to honor admirable members of the community that with effort and passion strive to promote the Italian culture and language in our area. For 2017 the

DAS Detroit Bike Tour

WE CELEBRATED DANTE’S DAY WITH A DETROIT BIKE TOUR A leisurely Bike Ride around Detroit to Belle Isle. La Giornata della Dante 2017   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

DAS of Michigan moved to a NEW location!

We have an announcement to make! We Have Moved! The Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan Area,  is pleased to announce that MOVED to a NEW location. Starting from Monday, October 16, 2017 cultural and Italian language classes will be held at:

Federica goes edX

Federica goes edX Federico II university launches first MOOCs in Italian on a global platform   With the launch of 12 MOOCs, FedericaX will bring a distinctive Italian approach to teaching and learning to edX’s audience of over 13 million

DAS Detroit Bike Tour – La Giornata Della Dante

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VoluntarItaly Testimonials

Testimonianze di famiglie ospitanti. Si tratta di testi pubblicati sull’informatore La Rete, che collega le parrocchie nella Diocesi di Milano.   Testimonianza famiglia Costa: https://sergiomassironi.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/il-dono-dellaccoglienza/ Testimonianza famiglia Pozza: https://sergiomassironi.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/porte-aperte-e-stupore/ don Sergio Massironi: https://sergiomassironi.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/chi-mi-apre-gli-occhi/      

Love, Passion, Treachery, A Curse…in a powerful new interpretation of Verdi’s masterpiece. Lecture by John Zaretti

Love, Passion, Treachery, A Curse…in a powerful new interpretation of Verdi’s masterpiece. Lecture by John Zaretti, President of the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan, with guest performances of selections from Verdi’s Rigoletto, performed by the MOT Studio Artists THURSDAY OCTOBER

“The roots of Italian Taste: revisiting seven thousand years of culinary traditions”

Join us for this special Caffè & Cultura by Laura Motta. Many of the Italian traditional ingredients can be tracked back to prehistoric time, since the first domesticated plants have been cultivated during the neolithic. This historical overview, based on

The Healer of Guildenwood | Book Presentation at DAS

Book Presentation By The Author  The Healer of Guildenwood is the story of a young woman, Margaret Ann Shepherd, who finds herself in a unique predicament—having her soul “borrowed”, inexplicably “trekking” to a different world where it manifests in a

Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Italian Language in Michigan

The Consulate of Italy in Detroit and the Department of Education for the State of Michigan Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Italian Language On January 20th 2017, the Consul of Italy, Dr. Maria Luisa Lapresa, met with Brian

“Benedetto Croce: the philosopher that intimidated Mussolini”. | A lecture by Armando Delicato

“Benedetto Croce: the philosopher that intimidated Mussolini”. A lecture by Armando Delicato Join Us! Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 4:30pm-6:00pm Where: 630 N Old Woodward Ave – Ste 102 (Entrance in the back of the building lower level) Reservation required

DAS Annual Membership Meeting | Dec. 17 @ 11:30am

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:30am-1pm For DAS Members: As the end of the year approaches, we are looking back at DAS 2016 achievements and looking ahead at DAS goals and opportunities for 2017. In order to round up

Live Cooking Demonstration “The Extraordinary Italian Taste, I Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo

The Consulate of Italy in Detroit, the Istituto di Cultura in Chicago, the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan in collaboration with the Italian Program in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University, the

Capodacqua (Arquata del Tronto) | Fundraising Updates

  On occasion of the Columbus Day Celebration, and on Silvio Medoro’s initiative, a Medieval dinner event was organized to provide reconstruction support funding for the town of Capodacqua di Arquata del Tronto devastated during the recent earthquake in Italy.

Porte aperte – “Open Doors” by Leonardo Sciascia | A lecture by Joseph Francese

Join us for this special Caffè & Cultura by Professor Joseph Francese. Professor Francese will discuss with us the book Open Doors by Leonardo Sciascia and the screen adaptation by Gianni Amelio. Feel free to read the book in Italian

Italian Book Club | The Prince by Niccolò Macchiavelli | Dec. 2

Friday, December 2, 2016 7 pm to 9 pm DAS: 630 N Old Woodward Ave,  Suite 102 Lover Level entrance and parking in the back  of the building. Birmingham, MI 48009 Coordinated by Paola Melara De Sandre Registration Required – The

Adrian to Honor Italian Immigrants killed in 1901 train crash

Adrian to Honor Italian Immigrants killed in 1901 train crash On Thanksgiving Eve in 1901, two trains No. 4 and No. 13 collided near Adrian Michigan, killing over 100 Italian immigrants who had recently come to the United States for

Ritrovare le nostre radici | Rediscover our roots | Oct. 23 at 4:30pm

Ritrovare le nostre radici by Andrea Flesichfresser | In Italian and English Il cambiamento, principalmente come espatriati, molte volte, ci porta a delle sfide nella nostra vita personale e professionale. La diversità culturale e senza dubbio la nuova lingua, ci

Italia paese diVino – Caffè & Cultura | June 12, 2016 – 4:30pm

“No poem was ever written by a drinker of water” Horace The origins of wine are so old to sink into the legend. Some trace the origin of the vine until Adam and Eve, saying the forbidden fruit of Eden