ACIS is very pleased to announce the inaugural appointees to its recently-established position of Honorary Research Associate: the independent scholars Dr Michael Wyatt and Dr Barbara Pezzotti. Michael, a scholar of the cultural politics of translation and General Editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissance, will be in Australia from August to October this year to give lectures and participate in seminars and workshops in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Barbara holds a PhD from Victoria University, Wellington, and is a specialist in Italian crime fiction. She is currently completing a book entitled Italian crime fiction. A social history.