Chances are that in your study of the Humanities, and in your experience in Australia and abroad, you will find references to Italy and Italian culture. With more than 70% of the world artistic heritage, with examples of literature and culture ranging from Dante to neorealist cinema, design and architecture, Italy plays a central role in the world. Many do not know that Italy is also at the cutting edge of technological development, astrophysics and medical research. Indeed its history of scientific achievements is as rich as its culture accomplishments.
Italian Studies at Monash University allows you to get a real sense of the complexities of this fascinating country. We are a vibrant program that prepares students from beginners to the most advanced levels, right through to honours, masters and PhD study.
We offer a broad and diverse language and culture curriculum and a wide range of opportunities to study in Italy. Our undergraduate program offers three diversified access points (beginners, intermediate, proficient) that both develop linguistic competence and expand the knowledge of Italian culture. The Major sequence opens the possibility to undertake Honours at fourth year level and postgraduate studies.
Our study abroad offer is unique. In fact Monash is the only Australian University to have an established Centre in Italy, the Monash Prato Centre. We offer therefore a flexible degree with intensive units in Italy, combined with the possibilities of exchange study at Italian Universities.
Italian Studies at Monash is also keen to share knowledge within the community and with other Universities. This is the aim of our series of our Research in Italian Studies in Melbourne (RISM) seminar series
- Prof John Foot (University of Bristol, UK) on Milan since the Miracle. Space, Politics and History in Milan from the boom to the Expo July 23, 6.30pm Italian Cultural Institute, 233 Read more
- This paper will focus on Ennio Flaiano’s novel Tempo di uccidere (A Time to Kill), which was published in 1947. The novel is set in Read more
- Egypt, Jerusalem, Libya: Journeys through Italian Women’s Writings, 1890s-1930s 14 May, 6.30, Italian Institute of Culture (233 Domain Rd, South Yarra) This seminar will take into consideration Read more
- Dr Alessandro Carrieri will talk on Memory and resistance of Jewish musicians in Fascist Italy 19 March, 5.30pm, Caulfield campus, Building H, room HB36 There are voices of resistance Read more
- Prof Zyg Baranzki (Notre Dame University US and University of Cambridge, UK) is Visiting Scholar at the Italian Studies program at MonashProf Zyg Baranski (Professor of Dante and Italian Studies Notre Dame University US, and Emeritus Serena Professor of Italian, University of Cambridge, UK), a world’s Read more
- Italian Consul General in Melbourne Marco Maria Cerbo visits the Italian Studies program at Monash. Consul General Marco Maria Cerbo, who has recently taken his Read more
- Research in Italian Studies in Melbourne (RISM) is pleased to invite you to a seminar by Dr Mirna Cicioni on ‘Dirty Secrets’? Primo Levi and the Read more
- What is the Italian Service Institute Travel Scholarship? The Italian Service Institute was established to provide education and welfare services to disadvantaged persons of Italian descent Read more
- ‘Calvino, Eco and the transforming power of world literature’, Prof Martin McLaughlin (University of Oxford), Tuesday October 1, 5.30pm, Monash Caulfield Campus S/S230. (See campus map: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/maps/2-Caulfieldcolour.pdf) Italo Read more
- RISM and the Italian Cultural Institute have great pleasure in inviting you to a talk in English on Authority and Translation in Early Renaissance Italy by Andrea Read more