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Italian Studies at Oxford is pleased to invite you to the following events:


Thursday 30 October, 5pm (week 3)

Italian Venice: a History

Professor Richard Bosworth (Oxford) will discuss his recent book on modern Venice (Yale 2014) in conversation with Dr David Laven (Nottingham), and Dr Simon Levis Sullam (Ca’ Foscari, Venice)

Taylor Institution, St Giles, Room 3


Monday 10 November, 6pm (week 5)

Film Masterclass by award-winning documentary maker

Marc Isaacs

Character and Place in the Films of Marc Isaacs

Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College


Wednesday 19 November, 5pm (week 6)

Professor Paolo Quattrone (Edinburgh)

Unfolding rationality in Post-Reformation Italy: the Jesuit Order as a Memory Machine

Taylor Institution, St Giles, Room 2


Thursday 27 November, 5pm (week 7)

Elena Bellina (NY Rochester)

Creativity on Stage: Italian POW Autobiographies from East African Camps (1940-1946)

Taylor Institution, St Giles, Room 10b


Tuesday 2 December, 5pm (week 8)

Beatrice Polato (ATER, Modena)

Terremoti, territorio e identità. Una riflessione sul sisma in Emilia

Taylor Institution, St Giles, Room 10b






In collaboration with the Oxford University Italian Society, we are pleased 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 2

Tuesday 21 October

RoGoPaG (Rossellini, Godard, Pasolini, Gregoretti, 1963)


Week 4

Tuesday 4 November

Il Bidone (Fellini, 1955)


Week 6

Tuesday 18 November

L'amore in città (Rizzani, Antonioni, Risi, Fellini, Maselli, Zavattini, Lattuada, 1953)


Week 8

Tuesday 2 December

Francesco giullare di Dio (Rossellini, 1950)