The Society for Italian Studies supports research across the discipline by holding three conferences: the Biennial Conference; the Themed Conference (previously known as the Interim), and the Postgraduate Colloquium. The Society also supports research by providing some funding to conferences and symposia run by SIS members.
THEMED CONFERENCE (previously known as the Interim Conference)
The Society holds a smaller, themed conference on alternate years to the Biennial Conference. The next SIS Themed Conference will be held from 5th to 6th April, 2018 at the University of Sussex. The theme for the 2018 Conference is Resistance in Italian culture: Literature, Politics and Film. The Conference organisers are Dr Ambra Moroncini (University of Sussex), who is the lead contact, Dr Darrow Schecter (University of Sussex) and Prof Fabio Vighi (University of Cardiff).
The call for papers is available now, and the deadline for submission of a proposal is 29th September 2017.
PREVIOUS THEMED CONFERENCES
- The 2016 Themed Conference, Turning Points: Cultures of Transition, Transformation and Transmission , was held at Trinity College, Dublin, 29th and 30th April 2016. The programme is available for download in PDF format
- The 2014 Themed Conference, Interstitial Italy: Reassessing Global Questions Through the ‘Peculiar’ Italian Case, was held at the British School at Rome, 27 and 28 March 2014. The programme is available for download in PDF format.
- The 2012 Themed Conference, Transnational Italy: National Identity and the World Atlas, was held at the University of Reading’, 13 and 14 July 2012. The programme and abstracts are available for download in PDF format.
- The 2010 Themed Conference, Religion, Mysticism and Heresy in Italian Culture, was held at the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice, 16-17 April 2010. The programme is available for download in PDF format.
- The 2008 Themed Conference, Transmissions and Transformations of Italian Culture, took place at the Institute for Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London, on 25-26 April 2008. The programme and abstracts are available for download in PDF format.
BIENNIAL CONFERENCE – The Society holds a residential conference every two years. If your institution wishes to host the next 2019 conference, please see the box at the end of this page.
- The 2017 Conference was hosted by the University of Hull from 27th– 30th June 2017. The programme is available for dowload is available to download in PDF format.
- The 2015 Conference was hosted by the University of Oxford from 28 to 30 September 2015. The programme is available for download in PDF format.
- The 2013 Conference was hosted by Durham University from 8 to 11 July 2013. The programme is available for download in PDF format.
- The 2011 Conference was hosted by St Andrews University from 6 to 9 July 2011. The programme is available for download in PDF format.
- The 2009 Conference was hosted by Royal Holloway University of London, from 16 to 19 April.
HOSTING THE SIS BIENNIAL CONFERENCES
The form for the registering of interest in holding the Biennial Conference is available on the SIS website at: http://italianstudies.org.uk/forms-and-logo/ (‘conference host application form’). Please complete the form as fully as possible, bearing in mind that not all questions will be relevant to the Biennial Conference (the form covers both this and the Themed Conference) and return to Gigliola Sulis, as Hon. Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications for the 2019 Biennial conference will be announced here shortly.
The Society holds an annual Postgraduate Colloquium. See this page for further details.