The 1ST International Conference on Dante and the Arab World: 700 Years Later

deadline for submissions: 
October 23, 2021
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Badr University in Cairo, Egypt

Badr University in Cairo

School of Linguistics and Translation

Italian Department & The Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo


The 1ST International Conference


Dante and the Arab World: 700 Years Later 

23rd - 24th, October 2021



To mark the 700th  anniversary of Dante’s death, the Italian Department at Badr University in Cairo and the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo are organizing a two-day interdisciplinary conference that will take place at the University of Badr in Cairo. Dante’s relationship with the Arab world—both past and present—is a rich one, that has only recently started to attract due attention especially after Asin Palacios in his comparative study illustrates how Dante was influenced by the Eastern sources. By bringing together scholars who are interested in Dante and his works, the conference will focus on Dante’s reception in the Arab World and in world literature, to name but a few salient topics.


1-      Dante: the poet and the thinker

2-      Dante’s relationship with the Arab cultural heritage

3-      Dante’s influences on the Arabic and world literature since his death until now

4-      Dante’s image of women and its impact on  Arabic and world literature.

5-      Translations of Dante’s works into Arabic and other languages.

6-      Dante’s contributions to the history and development of the Italian language.

7-      Dante’s language

8-      Dante and the visual arts


The Conference accept papers in Italian, Arabic, English, or in any other language.




Conference Chairman

Head of the Organizing Committee


Prof. Salah Fadl

Prof. Hussein Mahmoud

Keynote speakers from the Arab World:


Prof. Mohammed Mokhtari, Mohammed V University, Rabat

Prof. Mahmoud Garan, The University of Jordan, Amman

Prof. Bahaa Negm, University of Baghdad


Keynote speakers from Italy:


Prof. Enrico Malato, Professor Emeritus of Italian Literature, University of Naples & the Vice-President of Dante Alighieri Society, Rome

Prof. Mahmoud Salem El-Sheikh, Member and Professor at Lacrosse Academy & University of Florence

Prof. Franco Chardini, Professor at University of Florence




Abstract submission opens

April 1, 2021.

Abstract submission closes

July 15, 2021.

Notification to Authors

August 1, 2021

Fees Payment for registration

September 1st 2021

Conference Dates

23rd - 24th, October 2021

Final Paper Submission deadline

December 15, 2021.





1000 EGP

Participants from Egyptian universities

100 EUR

Participants from Foreign universities

600 EGP

poster participants Egyptian universities

50% discount

participants from Universities that have agreements with Badr University.


Payments of Participation fees:

The Conference accepts bank transfers. All bank charges and commissions are paid by the participants. Please send a copy of your payment receipt to Email:


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Badr University in Cairo, Conference fees

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Qatar National Bank Alahli (QNB)

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20316464724-46 in EGP

20316523733-44 in USD


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Badr University in Cairo

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Accommodation is offered in the following conference hotels (with special prices):

-        Tolip Family Park

-        Helnan Landmark Hotel


A dinner party will be held in honor of the participants.



Badr University in Cairo

School Of Linguistics and Translation

Italian Department & The Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo


The 1ST International Conference


Dante and the Arab World: 700 Years Later

23rd - 24th, October 2021Registration Form

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