Third mission of the Dept. of Excellence 2018-2022

There are many initiatives organised within the Third mission framework by the Department of Excellence, primarily as concerns three major programmes: the 5 Minutes with Dante cycle, Dante Readings and the Accessible Schools project. The crowning achievement is the Digital Humanities Marathon in October 2022, organised along with the other Departments of Excellence 2018-2022. 

DH Marathon
Maratona DH

The DH Marathon, 10-14 October 2022, includes numerous events, some of which open to the public, designed to disseminate the results achieved by the Department of Excellence project dedicated to the Digital Humanities.

The events will be held at the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, in collaboration with four other Departments of Excellence working in the field of Digital Humanities at the University of Verona, the University of Udine, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and the University of Venice Ca' Foscari, and under the patronage of AIUCD (Associazione Informatica Umanistica e Cultura Digitale).

10 October 2022 - University of Verona
11 October 2022 - University of Bergamo
12 October 2022 - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
13 October 2022 - University of Venice Ca' Foscari
14 October 2022 - University of Udine


Download the poster

Download the updated programme

Scientific and organisational committee: Marina Bondi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Maria Grazia Cammarota (University of Bergamo), Emanuela Colombi (University of Udine), Franz Fischer (University of Venice Ca' Foscari), Paolo Frassi (University of Verona)

Digital Spritz
Digital Spritz

Collaboration with other Departments of Excellence included the participation of the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the monthly 'Digital Spritz' series of events organised by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Verona in March 2022. 


The 'Digital Spritzes' are intended to be 'chats' with distinguished guests to foster a scientific discussion on the digital humanities through the active participation of the audience.

Handbook for fostering a mutual understanding of the Italian and Ukrainian cultures and languages
Handbook Ukraine

In order to foster a mutual understanding of theItalian and Ukrainian cultures and languages, the Slavic Studies section of our Department (Prof. Maria Chiara Pesenti, Prof. Liana Goletiani) proposes an agile and easy-to-consult handbook for those who are hosting children from Ukraine.

The Handbook was published on the website of the University of Bergamo at the end of April 2022, with free access, and is now also available as ahard copy.

As part of the Department of Excellence project, a number of free copies are now available for interested schools, institutes and organisations. For information write to

Download the Ukrainian Language Reception Handbook

Reading the Classics. The translation of literary texts: experiences, examples and problems 4th edition
Letture di classici

19 - 23 September 2022

Contact person: Prof. Luca Bani

Readings can be attended both in presence and remotely. 

In order to avoid overcrowding problems, those wishing to attend the in-person Readings are kindly requested to book by emailing

(link sends e-mail)


19 September 5 p.m.
University (room 2 p.zza Rosate)
FABIO SCOTTO French literature
"Translating Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo" 

20 September at 5 p.m.
Libreria Incrocio Quarenghi, Via Giacomo Quarenghi, 32, 24122 Bergamo BG
VALERIA GENNERO Anglo-American literature
"Translating the Invisible: Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis, a queer novel"

21 September at 5 p.m.
Libreria Incrocio Quarenghi, Via Giacomo Quarenghi, 32, 24122 Bergamo BG
ORNELLA DISCACCIATI Russian literature
"Translating One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn"

22 September 5 p.m.
University (room 2 p.zza Rosate)
MARINA BIANCHI Spanish literature
"Translating the Poetic Anthology of Vicente Núñez"

23 September 5 p.m.
Libreria Incrocio Quarenghi, Via Giacomo Quarenghi, 32, 24122 Bergamo BG
MARIA GOTTARDO Chinese literature
"Translating Mr Maand Son by Lao She"


The event is organised in collaboration with: Drils Documentazione, Ricerca, Insegnamento Lingue Straniere - CRT Centro Risorse Territoriali di Bergamo; Compagnia Teatrale Chapati; Libreria Incrocio Quarenghi.

UniBg for Dante 2021
Unibg per Dante

The UniBg per Dante project comprises two cycles of talks respectively entitled 5 minutes with Dante and Lectura Dantis Bergomensis. Many of these talks focus on the theme of translation in its various articulations and are all available on the UniBG per Dante YouTube channel.

More accessible schools
Scuola più accessibile

The project, conceived by Francesca Almini, a PhD student in Language Sciences, makes available to everyone the first census in Italy of school facilities with specific projects and/or services regarding deafness.


For more information visit the website: Scuole Più Accessibili (More Accessible Schools)