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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.

Latest News

Lecture by Italy's Minister for Labour prof. Elsa Fornero

Italian Studies at Oxford is proud to present a guest lecture by

Prof. Elsa Fornero

current Italian Minister for Labour, Social Policies and Equal Opportunities

Challenging Reforms

Pension System and Labour Market Reforms in Italy


Migration Across and Into Italy, a guest Lecture by Prof. Michael Eve

Italian Studies at Oxford is pleased to invite you to the following seminar, first of a new series:


Professor MICHAEL EVE (University of Piemonte Orientale)

Italy's Internal Migration and Recent Immigration from Abroad

Cinema Paradiso Film Evenings

Once again, in collaboration with Oxford University's Italian Society, we are proud to invite you to our Italian Film evenings.

All screenings take place in the Mary Eccles room at Pembroke College, at 8pm

All films are in Italian with English subtitles:

Week 3

Tuesday 23rd October, 8 p.m.

Dr Emma Bond leaves for Warwick

After three productive years as ISO's Research Co-ordinator, Dr Emma Bond is leaving for new pastures as of 1 October 2012. She is taking the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Warwick University. The Steering Committee would like to extend their warmest thanks to Emma for her flawless contribution to ISO's activities and they wish her the very best in her promising career as a scholar and an academic.

History and Migration Workshop - Oxford 2nd June

ISO held the first event in its AHRC funded research network program, 'Human Mobility and Cultural History: The Italian Case as Explanatory Model' at Pembroke College, Oxford on Saturday 2nd June. The three project co-ordinators (Professor Guido Bonsaver, Dr Elena Isayev and Dr Guido Tintori) presented a position paper for discussion with our international partners.

The next workshop is scheduled to take place in autumn 2012, and more details will follow shortly.


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