Inter-university Center for Italo-Iberian Studies
ITIBER promotes research activities in the literary and linguistic relationships between Italian, Portuguese and Spanish literature, in a European and inter-disciplinary perspective, with a particular focus on 17th-18th centuries.
The research group that is now promoting the creation of the ITIBER center started twenty year ago, at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, by studying the “Literary exchanges between Italy and the Iberian Peninsula in the Reinassance and Baroque ages”, under the guide of prof. Davide Conrieri.
The group kept on meeting regularly to study a diverse range of subjects, such as:
Literary collections in the Baroque Age: typology and history;
"Italian cultural centers and knwoledge exchanges in Baroque Europe".
Our seminar could always count on regular cycles of conferences held by Italian and foreign scholars, building relationships with institutions researching on the same subjects, such as:
Catálogo histórico crítico de las traducciones de la literatura italiana al castellano y al catalán
coordinated by M.N. Muñiz Muñiz at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
University of Coimbra
University of Verona
"Progetto Novellieri Italiani”
University of Turin
The research group coordinated by prof. E. Sánchez García – University of Naples
that focuses on Spanish (and Spain-related) publishing and culture in the kingdoms of Naples and Sicily between the Renaissance and Baroque.
At the end of this first phase, the early participants, who are now teaching in various Italian and foreign universities, were still willing to keep alive that research experience, that has proved to be very fruitful for each of them and cannot be compared with other research initiatives explored by the group in recent years (PRIN projects or projects funded by individual universities such as Florence, promoted and coordinated by M. Graziani and S. Vuelta), which have nontheless ensured the "survival" of the group over the years and offered important results to the scientific community.
Such occasions, however, were necessarily less inter-disciplinary, and could not provide the same opportunities for discussion and scientific growth as the regular encounters at the Scuola Normale. The Inter-University Centre aims therefore at being a "workshop" on specific issues, with regular meetings, inviting Italian and foreign specialists, and creating opportunities for wider debate (conferences and workshops).
Objectives of the centre
Articles of association
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Universities affiliated to Itiber