The Society for Italian Studies is committed to supporting postgraduate students working in all fields of Italian Studies. Through its activities, the Society aims to foster a strong postgraduate community, and to encourage postgraduate research by facilitating exchange between academic researchers at all career stages in the discipline of Italian Studies. The Society sponsors an annual PostgraduateColloquium, and contributes to a number of bursaries and prizes.

The Society’s Officer for Postgraduate Matters is Dr Francesca Billiani (University of Manchester)

The Society’s Postgraduate Representative is Laura Pennacchietti (University of Manchester).

You can find information about events of interest to the Italian Studies PG community on our Facebook page:  Please feel free to join the page and give us your feedback.


Benefits of joining the Society at the reduced postgraduate rate (£18 per year) include:

  • three issues of the journal Italian Studies each year;
  • access to the SIS and its academic contacts and support.

Please see the Membership page for details.