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Fieldwork in Italy Survival Kit

Catherine Williams   La Trobe University

Having recently returned from a four-month research trip to Italy, I’ve been reflecting on my experiences in the hope that my own mistakes might save other researchers who, like me, are just starting out, both time and frustration: Continue reading

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Re-imagining Italian Studies: Seventh Biennial Conference, Adelaide, 4-6 December 2013

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Over the past decades in Australia and internationally we have witnessed major cultural, political and economic changes which have impacted on the nature and delivery of Italian Studies: the aging of first and second generation post-war Italian migrants, the retreat from more advanced multicultural policy positions, the refocussing of Australian international relations towards Asia; the arrival of increasing numbers of highly mobile Italian professionals. Recognising the changing profile and affiliations of learners of Italian in our universities and the profound contemporary cultural and technological transformations, it is timely to re-imagine Italian Studies into the 21st century.

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Un nuovo blog di studi italiani

Francesco Ricatti   University of the Sunshine Coast

Milano: May-Day Parade. Foto Roberto Gimmi.

‘Ma se ne sentiva davvero il bisogno?’ Eccola lì la domanda inquietante, penzolare come una scimitarra sopra la testa del povero blogger. Si sentiva davvero il bisogno di un nuovo blog di studi italiani? Naturalmente la risposta definitiva potranno darcela soltanto i numeri: quanti studiosi decideranno di collaborare al blog? E quante persone gli daranno ogni tanto un’occhiata, o lo seguiranno con commovente, quasi religiosa, devozione? Per il momento posso solo dare una risposta personale, provvisoria: io sì, ne sentivo davvero il bisogno! Le ragioni sono tante, ma vorrei considerarne almeno tre.

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