On the International Women’s Day we reflect on the work of Svetlana Alexievich, a journalist and writer who was born in Ukraine in 1948 to a Ukrainian mother and a Belarusian father. Ms Aleksievič, who reported on the main events in the Soviet Union in the second half of the twentieth century, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2015.
On 16 February, Tiziana Lippiello, Rector of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, inaugurated the 2021/2022 Academic Year — the university’s 154th academic year since it was founded in 1868. Massimo Osanna, Director General of Museums, delivered a keynote address.
On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022, Ca’ Foscari has organised a series of ceremonies, activities and meetings which will take place from 12 January to 7 February.
Join us during our online International Open Days from 14 to 21 February 2022 and explore 5 undergraduate and 14 graduate degree programmes, entirely in English. Meet our professors on Zoom and send in your questions.
An abandoned diary that describes the bombing of Belgrade during WWII has become a graphic novel on display at the Library of Congress in Washington. The author is Aleksandar Zograf, a Serbian cartoonist and graphic journalists. Zograf will be at Ca’ Foscari on 7 December 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in Aula Baratto to present the Italian translation of his latest novel, “ll quaderno di Radoslav e altre storie della II guerra mondiale”.
Students of the new South-East Asia curriculum have met two Thai Buddihst monks — an experience that bridges the gap between the students and the religious culture they learn about in class.
Ca’ Foscari’s Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies has organised a series of online conversations on 19 November, in collaboration with the European Commission. Professors Mirella Agorni and Giuseppe De Bonis share their thoughts on the world of translation today.
The 14th edition of the international literary festival was inaugurated on 3 November with Nicole Krauss at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, where the writer received the Francesca Bortolotto Possati-Ca' Foscari Prize. The festival will conclude on 6 November with Vinicio Capossela.
At the dawn of the millennium, the atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen conceptualised 'the Anthropocene' as a designation for today's geological epoch, in which humans have become the dominant force on Earth.