The initiatives we promote allow audiences to come into contact with new and original strands of research, whilst also providing the researchers themselves with a platform to discuss and receive feedback on their latest work-in-progress from an interdisciplinary point of view.
We welcome anyone who is curious about the various perspectives from which Italy is studied at the University of Leeds.
The ItaLeeds project is supported by Italian at Leeds.
- Enrico Acciai Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow (School of History)
- Alice Franzon PhD researcher in Italian (LCS)
- Silvia Bergamini Teaching Fellow in Italian (LCS)
- Rachel Johnson PhD researcher in Italian Cinema (LCS)
- Andrea Mancini IMS PG researcher (Institute of Medieval Studies)
- Maddalena Moretti PhD researcher in Italian (LCS)
- Francesca Petrizzo IMS PG researcher (Institute of Medieval Studies)
- Jacopo Pili PhD researcher in History (School of History)
- Giovanni Pozzetti PhD researcher in History (School of History)
- Valentina Ragni holds a PhD in Experimental Translation Studies (Centre for Translation Studies)
- Serena Vandi PhD researcher in Italian (LCS)
- Giulia Zanon PhD researcher in History (School of History)
Made in Italy: Cultural Artifacts - Thursday 10 May
The second in in ItaLeeds' series of perspectives on Italy, this seminar looked at the concept of ‘Made in Italy’ from a particular perspective: the construction of cultural artifacts, ranging from the intellectual to the material.
Francesca Petrizzo (Institute for Medieval Studies): 'Teste di moro': Italian Constructions of the Saracen Myth
Serena Vandi (Italian): Dante and Gadda: Craftsmen of Language
Giovanni Pozzetti (History): “I wished I were made of cheese”. Honour and Prestige of Parmesan Cheese Between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period
Italian Cinema through the Lens - Thursday 25 January
The first in ItaLeeds' series of perspectives on Italy, this seminar looked at the peninsula 'through the (camera) lens'. We took realism as a fil rouge to guide us through the different ways Italy, its language and culture have been represented on screen.
Alan O'Leary - The Battle of Algiers: Realism at the End of Empire
Maddalena Moretti (Italian): Pasolini Experimenting with Realism in His Early Cinema
Rachel Johnson (Italian): Neorealism and Italian Festival Cinema: Fuocoammare
Valentina Ragni (CTS): Teaching Italian Language and History through Cinema: the Case of Subtitled Neorealist Films