We are delighted to appoint Professor Paolo Bartoloni from the National University of Ireland, Galway, as an Honorary Research Associate of ACIS during his visit to Australia from July to September this year. Paolo will be based for part of the period at the University of the Sunshine Coast (Qld) and will also be giving seminars at several universities in Melbourne and Sydney. He has published extensively on Italian and comparative literature and on 20th century continental theory and philosophy, with a particular interest in art and technology. His current research interests focus on objects, technology and writing in Svevo’s La coscienza di Zeno. We will be posting details of his lectures and seminars in due course.