ISI Florenzine Blog


Extracurricular activities

Our students have embarked on this incredible journey that will, in many different ways, change their perspective and understanding of cultures, people, life, and probably their very own future. In our intention to guide them as they experience this semester abroad, we plan cultural activities in and around Florence to help students get involved in


New Jewish Studies program, ‘Shemah’, hosted by ISI Florence

  A school of Jewish studies and culture – named ‘Shemah’, which means to hear or to listen in Hebrew – has opened in Florence with the aim of divulging and deepening Jewish studies in Italy. The school offers semester courses in Jewish history, thought, and culture and covers both ancient and contemporary periods within


ISI Florence app launched!

The Institute is proud to announce that the official ISI Florence mobile app is now available to all students, faculty, and staff. Practical functions and information such as Institute notices, housing maintenance forms, and personalized local maps are included to allow on-the-go access directly from mobile devices. In addition, essential program handbooks, course documents, and


Gloria Marco Munuera Opening Exhibition LATENT ME

Opening January 12th, hr. 6:30 pm  January 12 – February 1, 2018  SRISA Project Space  Via Santa Reparata, 10/r – 50129 Firenze    Gloria Marco’s latest body of work explores the boundaries of intimacy through the trinity of love, suffering, and faith; ‘latent’ states of the being. The result is not a self-portraiture, but a


New “City, Court, Academy: Language Choice in Early Modern Italy” (Routledge, 2018)

Edited by Eva Del Soldato (University of Pennsylvania) and Andrea Rizzi (University of Melbourne). This project is the end result of a series of cross-disciplinary discussions and meetings that helped the editors shape the present volume. Among these we can list the sessions held at the Renaissance Society of America (March 2012); a two-day conference


Professor Carlo Lorini’s recent Shakespearian studies

A unique workplace is one that encourages broadening academic knowledge and supports the development of one’s professional career. ISI Florence is all this – not only have I been pushed to aim at finding ways to improve my Italian language teaching skills for American students, but I have also found a breeding ground for my

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