Department of Italian Studies
The University of Sydney offers a full range of Italian programs from absolute beginners to PhD. Italian has been taught at the University of Sydney since 1929, and the Department of Italian is one of the largest and best resourced in Australia. While the Department is at the forefront of innovation with on-line supplementation of its courses, we remain committed to small-group teaching and individual pastoral care for all students.
The Department gratefully acknowledges the support of the Cassamarca Foundation, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a number of generous benefactors, who all help us to promote the study of Italian language and culture.
Since 2000, the Cassamarca Foundation has provided funds to support a lectureship in Italian Studies, presently held by Dr Maria Cristina Mauceri.
In 2011 the Italian state celebrated its 150th anniversary. Proclaimed the Kingdom in Italy in 1861, Italy completed its process of unification in 1870, and remained a monarchy until 2 June 1946, when it voted to become a Republic. For over thirty years, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has funded an Italian ‘lettore’ who is responsible for teaching and promoting Italian language and culture. The position is presently held by Dott. Antonella Beconi.
ADRIAN RANDOLPH: KISSING ART IN FIFTEENTH CENTURY ITALY - 20 June 2013