The Department of Italian at UCLA offers a unique combination of literary, linguistic and cultural experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level, making it one of the most prestigious programs for Italian Studies in North America.Besides covering the full range of Italian language and literature, the Department also provides scholars the possibility of approaching Italian culture through film; through linguistic history and dialectology; through interdisciplinary ties to many other UCLA departments; and through close relationships with the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies, and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles.
NIAF Gift to Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library series
UCLA’s Division of Humanities and the Department of Italian are delighted to announce a recent gift to the Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library series: a three-year grant from the esteemed National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to preserving Italian American culture and heritage. NIAF is the first sponsor outside of Italy and is now in the distinguished company of Fondazione Cassamarca of Treviso, Italy, the Italian Cultural Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Ministry of Arts and Culture.
Prof. Thomas Harrison, Chair of the Department of Italian at UCLA, & Mr. Giuseppe Perrone, Consul General of Italy, inaugurate a conference called "Italian Americans, California Italians," held October 21 and 22, 2012 at UCLA.