Italian Studies

Among the leading programs of its kind in Australia, Italian Studies at the University of Melbourne is also one of the longest running.

Dante and the Divine Comedy in Duomo. Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Dante and the Divine Comedy in Duomo. Florence, Tuscany, Italy

We’re passionate about fostering and sharing the knowledge of Italian culture and histories.

We do this through research and teaching in many aspects of Italian language and culture, and by engaging with Australian and international partners and audiences.

Our areas of specialty include language acquisition and linguistics, twentieth-century and contemporary literature and theatre, translation studies, postcolonial literature, Renaissance and Dante studies, film and cultural studies

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Italian Trust Fund

Learn about the Italian Studies Trust

The Italian Studies Trust Fund supports scholarship, fellowship, community education and public engagement at the University of Melbourne, as well as additional teaching positions to expand our range of activities.

Find out how you can help us enrich and enhance our student exchange opportunities, post-doctoral fellowships, research initiatives and more.

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Meet our Italian Studies staff

Our academics are leading teachers, researchers and industry professionals.

Italian Studies honorary staff