Who we are
The UCD Foundation for Italian Studies is the ‘Events and Publishing’ arm of the Italian Studies section of the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, University College Dublin.
It was established in 1980 by then Professor of Italian David Nolan, and has been run since then by the head of Italian Studies at UCD.
Its aim is the organization of cultural activities for the promotion of Italian Studies. These include public lectures, seminars, exhibitions and conferences, and the publication of monographs, literary texts, essays and other works of Italian interest.

To date the Foundation has published close on 30 works. The majority are collections of essays on Dante, published in cooperation with The Four Courts Press, Dublin (and in earlier years with The Irish Academic Press). In the Belfield Italian Library series it publishes annotated editions of Italian literary texts aimed at the general reader. And it also publishes monographs and collections of articles on individual authors or themes.

Foundation for Italian Studies Working Papers

Download the Foundation for Italian Studies Working Papers HERE.

News and Events

You can find all News and Events on the SLCL Media Portal: https://slclmediaportal.com/ucd-foundation-for-italian-studies-news-and-events/

For more information, please feel free to contact the current Director, Assoc Prof Paolo Acquaviva.

Associate Professor Paolo Acquaviva,
UCD Foundation for Italian Studies,
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics,
UCD, Dublin 4, Ireland.

E-mail: italianfoundation@ucd.ie
Telephone: + 353.(0)1.716 8655