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Check out the Research page of the Italian Studies website. You will find event podcasts, news on current research in Italian Studies at Penn, and materials that you may find useful for your own research or in your teaching.

Penn-in-Venice: Applications in Full Swing!

Carlo Goldoni

Don't miss the opportunity to study the Italian language and culture, history and art history, living and breathing Italian life in one of the most magical cities in the world. Applications to Penn-in-Venice 2017 are now open and can be accessed here. The program, which will run May 27 - July 8, was created for Penn students but is open also to applicants from other universities. 

Notice Regarding the Assistant Professor in Italian Position

The Search Committee met today, November 17, 2016, to review all applications received for the Assistant Professor in Italian position.



COME LE ARMADURE E L'ARMI. Per una storia delle antiche biblioteche della Compagnia di Gesù con il caso di Perugia [Like Armor and Arms. For a History of the ancient Libraries of the Society of Jesus with the case of Perugia] is our vey own Natale Vacalebre's new book (Olschki 2016, http://www.olschki.it/catalogo/autore/4190). Congratulations!

The Global Reach of Penn Italian Scholars

Carla Locatelli spent Thanksgiving Week in Vienna for the National coordinators’ Meeting of ASEA-UNINET (Asian European Academic University Network), an academic network aiming at promoting the internationalization of education and research. ASEA-UNINET was founded in 1994 by universities from Austria, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, and today it comprises more than 80 universit

The Center for Italian Studies

The Center for Italian Studies assists Italian Studies students and others by offering access to a variety of resources. In addition, it fosters the study of Italian language and culture in an interdisciplinary perspective by sponsoring events like lectures, readings by Italian authors, and international conferences across and beyond the traditional spectrum of Italian Studies.

Academic Programs in Italian Studies


The University of Pennsylvania, strong in its interdisciplinary and international dimensions, supports a flourishing Italian Studies Program. The Program's distinctive configuration reflects our setting on the Penn campus and in the heart of Philadelphia. Students can choose a traditional concentration in language and literature or shape more individualized curriculums that connect to sister programs.