FILM: Thursday, September 29 at 7pm in White Hall 103 "Le Meraviglie" by Alice Rohrwacher
EVENT:  Friday, September 30 from 10am to 1pm at the Cox Hall Bridge  The Sustainable Food Fair
FILM:  Wednesday, November 2 at 7pm in White Hall 103 "They Call Me Jeeg Robot" by Gabriele Mainetti
FILM:  Wednesday, November 30 at 7pm in White Hall 112 "The Tale of Tales" by Matteo Garrone


Welcome to the website for the Italian Studies Program at Emory University.  While Italian Studies at Emory has strong roots in its mission of teaching and promoting the language and literature of Italy, we are committed to showing our students Italian culture through numerous interdisciplinary lenses, perspectives and global contexts, from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to the present day. With a core faculty of four, plus a number of community and university partners, investigating interdisciplinary perspectives in partnership with programs on and off campus is key to our success.  Italian studies serves as a bridge to learning about cultures, disciplines, languages, and ways of seeing the world.  Emory's QEP, The Nature of Evidence, serves as an important lens in our classes, helping us to ground our students' knowledge in evidence-based methods of learning in a cross-disciplinary manner.  Some of the interdisciplinary lenses we utilize to see our own discipline include the study of anthropology, psychology, linguistics, gender, diversity, ethnicity, and sustainability. Italian Studies annually sponsors and co-sponsors a range of events, some on specialized academic topics, others of more general interest, most open to the public, including lectures, conferences, film screenings, and others. We sponsor and support study abroad programs in Italy during the regular academic year and in the summer.


The Emory University Italian Program offers:

  1. A flexible major offered through an interdisciplinary, global lens, which easily facilitates a double major in a subject that compliments Italian Studies.
  2. A language or culture minor that can enhance any resume in today’s global economy.
  3. Classes that range from language study at beginning through advanced levels to courses on Italian literature, culture, cinema, and food, placed in their interdisciplinary and global contexts.
  4. A variety of affordable and high-quality opportunities for academic credit in Italy with summer, semester and year-long programs throughout Italy.
  5. A series of extracurricular activities, including the Italian Club, community engaged learning opportunities, conversation tables, film screenings, guest speakers, peer tutoring, and more.