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Battistini Lectures

The Institute of Advanced Studies and the Collegio Superiore jointly promote a series of lectures – called Battistini Lectures – to commemorate Professor Andrea Battistini, internationally reknown Italianist, Professor of Italian Literature and first Director of the Collegio Superiore (1997-2000).

Battistini lectures will be delivered on-line by lecturers and researchers active abroad and who have been  granted the Collegio Superiore’s Licence during its first decade of activity. The lectures will be part of the regular activities of the Institute of Advanced Studies and will be carried in zoom-mode. Battistini lectures will be open to the participation of students and PhDs.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
Experiments on participation and performance in the workplace
Prof. Luca Savorelli, School of Economics and Finance - Director of Teaching, University of St Andrews, UK

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:30 p.m.
Culturing human tumours in a dish: research and ethics
Prof. Francesco Cambuli, USA Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, USA) - Molecular Pharmacology Program - The Karuna Ganesh Laboratory

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:30 p.m.
Organisational Learning and Adaptation to Address Complex Societal Challenges
Prof. Federica Angeli, Chair in Management, The York Management School, University of York, UK.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:30 p.m.
Data in public communications, history, impact, and key lessons for scientists and policy-makers
Dr. Giuseppe Sollazzo, Head of Data, Department for Transport, London, UK

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 5:30 p.m.
Translating texts which do not exist. Pseudo-originality, multistable figures, and Fortini's literary reception of Heine and Brecht
Dr. Irene Fantappiè, Principal investigator of a DFG-research project, Institut für Romanische Philologie, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany