Italia-Belgio : Una storia in comune
The year 2023-2024 will be placed under the sign of Italy at UMONS. Indeed, after having dedicated the year 2014-2015 to France and the year 2019-2020 to Germany, UMONS will put Italy in the spotlight throughout the academic year, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the City of Mons, as well as various cultural actors in the Province of Hainaut.
The objective pursued by this initiative is on the one hand to strengthen existing partnerships and contacts and to allow new academic, scientific and cultural exchanges to develop, but also to highlight the deep and lasting relations which unite Italy and Belgium, particularly in the Province of Hainaut.
On this occasion, UMONS is offering numerous events, both scientific and cultural, which will run from September 2023 to June 2024.
Here is the calendar of events, which will be updated throughout the year.
20/09/2023 Italy in comics – meeting with the author Colella (https://mumons.be/museum/activites/lItalie-en-bd/)
12/10/2023 Opening ceremony of the Year of Italy
11/10/2023 International Mobility Days: focus on Italy and invitation of Italian delegations.
08/11/2023 presentation of Paul Magnette on Pasolini as a prelude to the MARS show (6 to 7 p.m.) https://surmars.be/evenement/en-une-nuit-notes-pour-un-spectacle/2023-11- 07/
November 13 to 18, 2024 Italian week in the cities and gastronomic activities in the city
21/11/2023 Discovering the Benedictine Monastery of Catania- Virtual guided tour
30/11/2023 Conference on ‘fair trade’ at the FWEG Faculty of Economy with a Sicilian importer
30/11/2023 film debate on ‘Dallo zolfo al carbone’ by Luca Vullo on the Bois-du-Luc
02/12/2023 Procession of Saint Barbara on the Bois-du-Luc site
03/12/2023 Screening of the film ‘Interdit aux chiens et aux Italiens’ for children from associations on the Bois-du-Luc site
5/12/2023 ‘Bella Ciao’ film club on the Bois-du-Luc site
7/12/20223 A night with Vivaldi at the Belian Chapel.
12/12/2023 Italian music concert by the UMONS Students and Staff Band
24 to 26-01-2024 “Migration” conference organized by the Soci&ter institute
13/02/2024 Meeting with Vera Gheno – Love for the Italian language
15/02/2023 Cinema debate ‘Par-delà Lampedusa’/’Fuoccoamare’
27/02/2024 Conference ‘le droit Romain dans Dante’
14-03-23 Workshop and one man show on gestuality with Luca Vullo
March 2024 Honoring Italy during the Coupe du Mons (exhibition match, special guests, etc.)
March 2024 Presence of Italian companies during UMONS Career days
19-21 March 2024 Invitation of Italian universities during the FPMs mobility forum
03/26/2024 Researchers’ Tuesday (Mardi Des Chercheurs) and plenary lectures by Italian scientists
March 30 and 31, 2024 guided tours, classical concert and theatrical performance on the Bois-du-Luc site. Play ‘in the Kitchen’ on Saturday 30 at 7 p.m., Concert by the ‘Unorthodox’ quartet on March 31 at 6 p.m.
Starting on April 19th exhibition ‘the art of Italians from Belgium’ in Mons in collaboration with the BAM
Spring 2024 photo exhibition in Charleroi in collaboration with the photography museum (to be confirmed)
May 15 to 17, 2024 conference on the reception of Dante in Belgium
June 2024 Closing ceremony of the year of Italy
Throughout the year: special conference program ‘Year of Italy’ organized by MUMONS and virtual exhibitions in collaboration with the University of Catania.