PPEH Fellowship to Luna Sarti!


Third-year graduate student Luna Sarti has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities for 2017-18. Luna's project as Graduate Research Fellow will focus on the Tiber river, the Arno river, and the Venice lagoon.

Mauro Calcagno Director of the Center for Italian Studies


The School of Arts & Sciences has appointed Associate Professor Mauro Calcagno as Director of the Center for Italian Studies. Prof. Calcagno, who joined Penn in 2014, received his training in Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Rome, in Piano at the Conservatory S. Cecilia, and in Musicology at Yale.



Italian alumna Flor Macias Delgado talks about the importance of her Italian studies at the University of Pennsylvania in her current professional and personal life in Europe. And you? Have you thought about the added value Italian brings to your cv? how will you put your Italian to good use? Let's talk about it, italians@sas.upenn.edu

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.

The Center for Italian Studies

As a Research Center of the School of Arts & Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, the CIS supports faculty and students in developing their research and pedagogy concerning Italian history, language, culture, economy, and society; it also promotes the circulation in Philadelphia, the United States and abroad, of the research on Italian topics developed at Penn; finally, the Center facilitates the communications between Penn and the Italian community in Philadelphia, the institutions representing the Italian Republic in the United States, and the centers and cultural organizations that promote Italian-related issues in the US.

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