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ARPICO aims to promote, share and facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and research work; to provide an accessible and informal forum for discussions, debate and exchange of ideas related to topics and issues relevant to modern society; to be a point of reference, support and networking for researchers, professionals and students in Western Canada; to promote cooperation and networking with governmental, industrial, and professional entities.
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March 04, 2020 at 5:45pm

Italian Cultural Centre – Museum & Art Gallery – Room 5 – 3075 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC, V5M 3E4

20191120_EventProfile_Bombardini.jpgWhether we pick up an old-fashioned newspaper, listen to the news on the radio, or get our local or international affairs update through social media, we realize that the state of the economy at pretty much all scales is lurking behind many aspects of our lives and may be responsible for their ups and downs. The intricacies linking trade and economics with politics especially at the international level can be tricky to unravel. We are therefore fortunate to have professor Matilde Bombardini from UBC come and enlighten us on these very timely topics.

After going through…

November 20, 2019 at 7:00pm

Italian Cultural Centre - Museum & Art Gallery - Room 5 - (3075 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4)

Join us as a member of ARPICO to support our endeavour to disseminate knowledge and research work, provide accesible and informal forums for discussions and debate, and exchange ideas realted to topics and issues relevant to modern society.
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Jung and Ravenna

2020 Winter Lecture Series C.G. Jung Society of Vancouver

Jung and Ravenna
The Red Book, Visioning, Rebirth
January 31st, 2020 at 7:30pm
Museum of Vancouver - 1100 Chestnut Street
www.jungvancouver.org

Tickets are sold at the door: $15 for Members / $20 for Non-Members



Jung traveled at least twice to Ravenna, and each time his encounters with Byzantine history, architecture and art made the deepest impression upon him. Through this talk we will explore the different ways in which Jung entered in communion with the images — inner and outer, visible and invisible — that he beheld in Ravenna: from the early years, when the memory of Byzantine mosaics informed his pictorial technique in The Red Book; to his middle years, when those same mosaics gifted him with the vision of a scene of the unseen they seemed subtly to enshrine; to his late years, when his memories of those journeys gathered in one of the most astonishing pages of Memories, Dreams, Reflections. At the core of all these creative experiences sits Jung's most precious insight: the power of visioning as initiatory path to rebirth, so mysteriously connected to the age-long, well-guarded secrets of Ravenna's enigmatic mosaics.

Daniela Boccassini is Professor of Italian Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She is preparing a monograph on Dante and Jung, some of whose chapters, presented at the Jung Society of Vancouver over the last few years, have now appeared in The Jung Journal and Harvest. In this lecture she addresses one of the themes central to that book project: rebirth as the foundation of both Dante's and Jung's visionary art and eminently healing work.

Premi Nazionali per la Traduzione per l'annualità 2019

Ogni anno il MIBAC assegna otto Premi, suddivisi in Maggiori e Speciali, da conferire come riconoscimento per elevati apporti culturali nell'ambito dell'attività di traduzione e dell'editoria, sia in lingua italiana che in lingua straniera.

Il premio ammonta a diecimila euro per ciascuno dei Premi maggiori e a ottomilacinquecento euro per ciascuno dei Premi speciali.

Con decreto 4 febbraio 1988 del Ministro per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali, nell'ambito delle misure a favore della traduzione disposte da questa Amministrazione, sono stati istituiti i Premi Nazionali per la Traduzione.

Una Commissione di esperti appositamente costituita, presieduta dal Ministro per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali, operante presso la Direzione Generale per le Biblioteche, gli Istituti Culturali e il Diritto d'Autore, valutera le domande pervenute secondo le modalita di cui ai successivi articoli 3 e 4.

Leggi il documento completo qui: Premi Nazionali per la Traduzione

Italian National Day 2018

The Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver will be hosting a celebration of Italian National Day at the Italian Cultural Centre on Thursday, June 7, 2018.
In collaboration with COMITES, CGIE, the Italian Cultural Centre, Aquilini Investment Group and Newway Group, the Consulate General of Italy presents:

Mark Zitti ei Fratelli Coltelli



We are proud to present this Italian swing music band.  After hitting the road in Italy, they performed in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London, Cannes, Phuket and many other exotic places.  They will bring their swing, style and professional musical approach to Vancouver for the first time.  Admission to the concert is free, no pre-registration required.

Location: Italian Cultural Centre - Grand Ballroom (3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC)
Time: 6:00pm

Grants for Foreign Citizens Awarded by the Italian Government

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants in favor of Canadian citizens not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE)* for the academic year 2018-2019 in order to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world (According to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).

For a full description of the procedure, please visit https://studyinitaly.esteri.it/en/call-for-procedure

NOTE: Applications must be submitted by 2 pm (Central European Time) April 30th, 2018.
* IRE grants are offered for the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, Peru, South Africa, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Unveiling the Universe

“We are made of star stuff”

Bringing the stars into the laboratory to understand the origin of the elements

What Carl Sagan meant when he said, “We are made of star stuff”, is that every single atom of elements heavier than lithium – like the oxygen we breathe and the carbon that makes up our bodies – was created during the life and death of stars. Within the periodic table, we have a good understanding of how the elements from hydrogen to iron are produced, but the details of how the elements from iron to uranium came to be are still shrouded in mystery.

We’re getting closer to solving that mystery, however. The recent observation of a kilonova – an astronomical event involving the merger of two neutron stars – revealed that some heavy elements like gold and platinum can be produced in such destructive interstellar mergers. This event, observed by both traditional telescopes and the gravitational wave detectors LIGO and VIRGO, demonstrated the awesome power of multi-messenger astronomy, and the need to study the short-lived atomic nuclei produced in this cataclysmic event. Understanding these nuclei and the forces and mechanics that govern them may become the key to unlocking the mystery of how these heavy elements came to be.

Vancouver is home to one of the few facilities in the world capable of producing and studying these short-lived particles- TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre. And, as part of TRIUMF’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018, this inaugural Unveiling the Universe lecture will summarize our current knowledge, the lab’s ongoing research, and the burning, yet-unanswered questions regarding the creation of elements in our universe.

Discover how TRIUMF has evolved over its 50-year history, from corralling stellar explosions to tuning into neutron-star collisions, to become a Canadian pioneer in studying the atomic nuclei and galactic events that give rise to the stardust we are all made of.

Doors open at 6:00 PM
Lecture begins at 7:00 PM
Q&A to follow

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What if I registered but can no longer go?
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Will I get a seat if I just show up without registering?
We cannot promise a seat for walk-ins. However, at previous events we were able to seat walk-ins. If you are in the area, feel free to stop by!

Why is it first come, first serve? Why can't we reserve seating?
Science World does not have numbered seating therefore the first to show up will be seated in the theatre.

Concert for Piano and Violin

The Dante Alighieri Society of BC invites you to a concert for piano and violin with Maestros Domenico Mongelli (piano) and Maria Calvet (violin).
Organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy, this event is part of the celebrations for the "Festa della Musica" 2017.

June 20, 2017, at 6.30 pm
St Paul's Anglican Church
1130 Jervis St, Vancouver
BC V6E 2C7

Dante Society Members: free entrance
Non Members: 10$ (children under 15: free)
Non members: tickets available at the door

The Dante Alighieri Society of BC is the local branch of a worldwide non-profit organization whose mission is the promotion of the Italian language and culture through the organization of language courses and cultural events. The Society also administers the PLIDA certification tests.

For more information about the Society:
www.dantesocietybc.ca
email: info@dantesocietybc.ca
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