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Amsterdam, an International Event on Italian Studies in the World

 “Italian studies in Italy and abroad. Reflections on research and teaching” is the title of an international event to be held in Amsterdam on 15 September at the Italian Cultural Institute.

The event, which was jointly organised with the Universities of Amsterdam and Leiden, will be attended by the Italian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Giorgio Novello. This initiative is the brainchild of AIPI, Associazione Internazionale dei Professori d’Italiano (International Association of Professors of Italian), and is aimed at stimulating a reflection on the evolution of Italian studies in the world, particularly with regard to research and teaching at the academic level.

The day in Amsterdam is indeed the first of a series of events that AIPI (500 members, professors of Italian in some thirty countries around the world) intends to coordinate annually in different venues, in order to reflect on the evolution of Italian studies at university level.

The event is primarily aimed at professors of Italian, researchers and doctoral students in the field of Italian studies, but is also open to students and anyone interested in the promotion of Italian language and culture. There is also the possibility of participating remotely via videoconference.

Speakers include Paola Cordone, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Amsterdam; Enrico Cecconi from the University of Bath; Silvia Contarini from the Université Paris Nanterre.