The Biggest International Conference about Dante and the Arab World

The biggest International Conference about Dante and the Arab World will be held this October 2021 at the School of Linguistics and Translation, Badr University.


Italian Department & The Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo

The 1ST International Conference On

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.

Conference Themes

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     June 15, 2021.

Notification to Authors           July 1, 2021

Fees Payment for registration            August 1st 2021

Conference Dates       23rd – 24th, October 2021

Final Paper Submission deadline        December 15, 2021.

  • Accepted research papers will be published in Transcultural Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (TJHSS).
  • Certificate of participation is issued.
  • Please send your abstract to Prof. Lamia El Sherif, Head of the Italian Department:



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:


Bank details for transfers

Badr University in Cairo, Conference fees      Beneficiary name

Qatar National Bank Alahli (QNB)      Beneficiary Bank name

20316464724-46 in EGP

20316523733-44 in USD

20316523742-17         Beneficiary Bank account

Badr University in Cairo          Beneficiary bank address

QNBAEGCXXXX            Swift code

1001361823    Client ID

186      Branch code



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.