You can find information about events of interest to the Italian Studies UG community in this section:  see, in particular, ‘Prizes, Grants and Bursaries’.


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 Postgraduate Colloquium, and contributes to a number of bursaries and prizes.

The Society’s Postgraduate Representatives are:

Dario Galassini (University College Cork) dgalassini13@gmail.com

Silvia Vari  (University of Warwick) silvia.vari@warwick.ac.uk

Elisa Vivaldi  (University of Edinburgh) elisa.vivaldi@ed.ac.uk

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.

Notes in Italian Studies

Notes in Italian Studies is an online, open-access journal which publishes note-length studies by postgraduate and early-career researchers working in the field of Italian Studies, with a particular focus on research from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The guiding ethos of the journal is academic rigour, ensured by a process of internal double-blind peer review. It is edited by postgraduate and early-career members of the Society for Italian Studies (SIS) and aims to publish one volume each year, linked to the annual SIS Postgraduate Colloquium. Alongside exhibiting the ground-breaking and wide-ranging research of postgraduate and early-career members of the SIS, the journal also includes a Doctoral Bulletin Board, which serves as a record of doctorates awarded in Italian Studies in the UK and Ireland.

First issue


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.