Our research

In all areas, Italian culture is studied in its specificity but also more broadly in comparative and transnational perspective.

Impact and engagement

Our research feeds into the work of – and benefits from the collaboration with – Leeds-based, national and international partners: theatres, cinemas and film festivals, and cultural operators such as artists, film-makers, writers, translators, literary agents, publishers,

We also work with schools in the UK and abroad.

Our expertise

Medieval and Renaissance Studies:

Modern and Contemporary Italy:

Research projects

We host the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, the series of outward-facing initiatives LivItaly: bringing Italian culture to Yorkshire and ItaLeeds: Researching Italy from Leeds (run by postgraduate researchers in Italian).

Recent research projects developed in Italian studies at Leeds include:

We also contribute actively to the activities of the school research centres, and especially of: