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Welcome to Italian Studies at Oxford

Italian Studies at Oxford (ISO) is an interdisciplinary network of scholars working on Italy at the University of Oxford

Established in December 2007, ISO aims to foster dialogue and collaboration among Oxford academics working in different disciplines. It co-ordinates interdisciplinary research projects and provides a forum for scholars and intellectuals, policy makers and other experts from Italy and elsewhere.

Italian Studies at Oxford is based at the European Humanities Research Centre (EHRC) at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

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The Invention of Italy

ISO events: Beppe Severgnini at Oxford, 21 and 29 October


ISO, in collaboration with the Trustees of the Isaiah Berlin Fund,

is pleased to announce that renowned journalist and author

Beppe Severgnini

will be visiting Oxford as Isaiah Berlin Scholar.

He will be at the centre of two events:


Monday 21 October, 8pm

Alpine Migrants Networks in Europe (16th-18th centuries)




Professor Laurence Fontaine

(École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

Alpine Migrants Networks in Europe (16th-18th centuries)


5.-6.30 pm, Taylorian Institution, Room 16


ITALY AS CROSSROAD: Workshop 2; Monday 27 May


Girlfriend in a Coma on DVD

Girlfriend in a Coma

the new documentary on Italy

written by Bill Emmott  (former director of The Economist)

and directed by Annalisa Piras

is now out on DVD


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