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Dante’s Florence

We travel to medieval Florence with the famous writer Dante Alighieri. In this episode of the Medieval Grad Podcast, Elisabeth Trischler talks with Lucie Laumonier about the city of Florence and how it inspired Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Elisabeth Trischler is a PhD student at the University of Leeds and the associate director of the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies. She is also a co-founder of the In Via Dante Network. You can learn more about Elisabeth’s research on her page, or follow her on Twitter @ETrischler


Elizabeth will also be part of the online event Dante in the British Library: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven, talking place on September 14, 2021. Click here for more details.

See also: George Cochrane and his new Divine Comedy manuscript

The Medieval Grad Podcast is a new podcast here at Look for two episodes to be released each month – if you are part of our Patreon you can listen to these episodes early!

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Lucie Laumonier is an affiliate assistant professor at Concordia University. Click here to view her page or follow her on Instagram at The French Medievalist. She is also a columnist on, writing about agriculture and rural life in the Middle Ages.


If you are interested in being a guest of the podcast, you can email Lucie at [email protected].

The music in this podcast is La douce jouvencelle

Top Image: Statue of Dante Alighieri located in Piazza Santa Croce (Florence). Photo by YoungNerd / Wikimedia Commons


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