SIS Conferences

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.

SIS Conferences

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 FilmThe 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  programme is now available.




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 form for the registering of interest in holding the Biennial Conference is available on the SIS website at: (‘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 The deadline for applications for the 2019 Biennial conference will be announced here shortly.

Postgraduate Colloquium

The Society holds an annual Postgraduate Colloquium. See this page  for further details.