“To celebrate the genius of Dante Alighieri, experimenter of the language and recall his gaze always turned beyond the borders, the sections of Ravenna, Florence and Verona of the Italian Radio Amateurs Association (ARI), organize, as part of the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of the death, the ‘Dante Alighieri Diploma.’
“Participation in the diploma is open to all radio amateurs and SWLs in the world. The diploma will be awarded to radio amateurs or SWL who will connect or activate ‘Dante places.’
Dante places are defined as:
- Places related to the life of the poet (birth, residence, death, travel)
- Places expressly mentioned in the Divine Comedy or in other Dante compositions
- Places not explicitly mentioned, but whose identification is possible through periphrases or adjectives and which are normally accepted by Dante’s criticism.
“The Dante Places were identified using the database developed by Prof. Andrea Gazzoni of Pennsylvania University who surveyed over 300 geographic references in the Divine Comedy between cities, regions, rivers, mountains and nations.
“Prof Gazzoni’s database can be consulted on the website www.mappingdante.com.
“The diploma will begin on September 1, 2020 and end on September 30, 2021.” –“Introduction,” Diploma Dante Alighieri
Contributed by Andrea Gazzoni