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Department of Italian

 

Research Projects

Leverhulme Research Project Grant (2015-2018)

'Fading Voices in Southern Italy: investigating language contact in Magna Graecia' Principal Investigator: Adam Ledgeway; Research Assistants: Norma Schifano, Giuseppina Silvestri (Department of Italian). The project website is available at here and on the Facebook page.


European Research Council Award

Dr Abigail Brundin, together with two colleagues, has been awarded over 2.3 million Euros by the European Research Council in order to launch a groundbreaking interdisciplinary project Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home, 1400-1600. Further information can be found here.


Isaac Newton Trust Grant

Dr Sanson was awarded an Isaac Newton Trust grant (2012) to carry out research on 'Conduct Literature for and about Women in Italy, 1500-1900: Prescribing and Describing Life'. From the sixteenth century onwards, with the diffusion of the printing press and the establishment of the vernacular as a language of culture, Italy saw a wide production of texts for and about women which aimed to define the nature of women, their role in society and their conduct in everyday life. This little-studied literary production, which is essential for the understanding of women's role in society across the centuries, is the focus of this research. Dr Francesco Lucioli was appointed to collaborate with Dr Sanson on the project between 1 October 2012 and 30 March 2013.


AHRC Network Grant

Abigail Brundin was awarded an AHRC Network grant under the theme 'Translating Cultures', for a project in collaboration with the National Trust, entitled: 'National Trust libraries: an untapped resource. A pilot study of Italian books at Belton House, Lincolnshire.


Marie Skłodowska-Curie project (2015-2017)

Aromanian Syntax (AROSYN): Reflexive Clitics in Aromanian'. Principal Investigator: Professor Adam Ledgeway; Researcher: Dr. Marios Mavrogiorgos.

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Modern Greek Alumni Lunch

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Sykes Postgraduate Research Studentships in Italian (Masters and PhD)

20 September 2017

Sykes Postgraduate Research Studentships in Italian (Masters and PhD) Sykes postgraduate research studentships in Italian are available to outstanding candidates applying for courses starting in the academic year 2018/19. As in previous years, a number of studentships will be available at both Masters (MPhil) and PhD level...

Interview with Andrea Camilleri

21 July 2017

Intervista con Andrea Camilleri In 2016 students in their first and second year of the Tripos in Italian ‘virtually’ interviewed the author Andrea Camilleri. After having explored a portion of Camilleri’s vast production, accessing it either in Italian, in translation, or in its TV adaptation, they put together a number of...