On November 13, 2021, the collaborative effort behind Dante in Oxford hosted the “After Hours” event. The event was described as follows:
“An exciting ‘after hours’ programme of activities at the Ashmolean Museum showcasing the diverse range of researchers and performers who are connected to Dante.
“Oxford will be alive with opportunities to celebrate Dante in 2021 — exactly 700 years since the great poet’s death. Best known for his astonishing Divine Comedy — a three-stage epic poem, narrating a journey through the afterlife from Hell through Purgatory to Heaven, with all of human history, knowledge, love, and life encountered on the way — Dante was an advisor to princes, a political exile, and a revolutionary poet.” —TORCH (retrieved February 13, 2022)
One of the “performers” at this event was a robotic poet named Ai-da; view our post about her poetry here.
More information about the “After Hours” event and its programming (which included live performances and other exhibits) can be found here.
Other Dante in Oxford posts can be found here.