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. Please find the ‘Conference Subvention Application Form’ here

SIS Conferences

BIENNIAL CONFERENCE – The Society holds a residential conference  every two years. The 2019 Biennial Conference for the Society for Italian Studies will be held atthe University of Edinburgh from 26th-28th June. Further details will be announced here shortly and will be circulated on the Italian Studies mailing list.



The form for the registering of interest in holding the Biennial Conference is available here (‘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

THEMED CONFERENCE (previously known as the Interim Conference)

The Society holds a smaller, themed conference on alternate years to the Biennial Conference.

The 2018 SIS Themed Conference was held from 5th to 6th April, 2018 at the University of Sussex. The theme for the 2018 Conference was Resistance in Italian culture: Literature, Politics and FilmThe Conference was organized by  Dr Ambra Moroncini (University of Sussex),  Dr Darrow Schecter (University of Sussex) and Prof Fabio Vighi (University of Cardiff).

The  programme  and the Conference Report are available.


Postgraduate Colloquium

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