The Center for Italian Studies sponsors a wide variety of activities, such as:
- Lectures by figures of international reputation.
- Conferences and symposia on timely topics.
- Special events on major Italian literary figures and scholarly topics.
- Film presentations, concerts, cultural exhibitions, trips and study abroad opportunities.
- Italian language classes for the community at both on- and off-campus sites.
- Outreach programs for schools, such as contests for secondary school students on poetry and culture.
- Scholarship and fellowship awards to Stony Brook Students
- Publication of Forum Italicum, one of the world's leading journals devoted to Italian studies, along with a library series on relevant scholarly topics.
- Ongoing development of a library uniquely devoted to Italian and Italian American literature and culture, including audio/visual materials. The library and its resources are accessible, free of charge, to persons wishing to participate in the activities of the Center.
- Collaborative activities with other groups such as the the Order of the Sons of Italy, the National Italian American Foundation, UNICO, the American Association of Teachers of Italian, the Italian Cultural Institute, and other scholarly and cultural community institutions.
The Center for Italian Studies | Melville Library, Fourth Floor, Stony Brook University | Phone: (631) 632-7444