UWA Italian Studies Lecture Series

General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni

Rome City

Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA

2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the teaching of Italian language and culture at The University of Western Australia.

In 1929, Francesco Vanzetti, an idiosyncratic and popular Venetian, offered the first courses in Italian. This was the first appointment of a lecturer in Italian in any Australian university.

This lecture series, supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies and by Italian Studies in the UWA School of Humanities, celebrates aspects of Italian language and culture, past and present.

Public Lectures - Semester Two

23 October
Taking the pulse of Italy today: a creative presence in Europe and in Australia
A public lecture by H.E. Francesca Tardioli, Ambassador of Italy in Australia
Venue: Murdoch Lecture Theatre, UWA Arts Building | 6pm-7pm

31 October
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519): enigma and genius
Speaker: Costantino D’Orazio, Art historian and writer, Rome
Venue: Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, UWA | 6pm-7pm

13 November

Artistic Diaspora: An exploration of the Italian cultural legacy in WA
Speakers: historian Dr Robyn Taylor and artists Galliano Fardin, Patrizia Tonello and Caterina Franz, with UWA Chief Cultural Officer Professor Ted Snell.
Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA | 6pm-7pm

Listen to some of the excellent talks already held in this series.