Program for the Study of Italy

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The Program for the Study of Italy at the Institute of European Studies was established in 2015. It fosters academic debate on Italy on the Berkeley campus and brings together faculty members from a variety of departments who share an interest in Italian culture, history, language and politics.

The Program supports a wide array of scholarly, cultural, professional and educational activities to encourage cooperation between UC Berkeley and Italy. Its objectives are to:

  • Strengthen Berkeley’s academic, intellectual and institutional ties to Italy in general and Italian universities in particular;

  • Support graduate and undergraduate teaching and research about topics relating to Italy, both from a contemporary and a historical perspective;

  • Support study abroad and internship programs for Berkeley students in Italy;

  • Support the book collections in Italian and dealing with Italy in Berkeley’s Main Library;

  • Support interdisciplinary research that fosters transatlantic connections between Italy and the United States;

  • Support the teaching of the Italian language on the Berkeley campus;

  • Provide a platform for conferences, colloquia and public lectures on Italy in order to disseminate knowledge of and interest in Italian culture in California.


Mia Fuller, Director
Gladyce Arata Terrill Distinguished [Associate] Professor of Italian Studies sends e-mail)

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