ASMI offers a wide range of opportunities for postgraduate students.

First of all, its conferences and events, such as the Annual International Conference and the annual ASMI Postgraduate Summer School (see below), represent good occasions to develop contacts with scholars and academics working in related fields and to maintain networks with the most important institutions and associations in Italian Studies.

Secondly, ASMI gives postgraduate students advantageous opportunities to be published in the journal Modern Italy.

In addition, the ASMI Postgraduate Essay Prize has been designed specifically for postgraduate students as a means to encourage their research and publish their work.

Finally, ASMI offers the Christopher Duggan Postgraduate Travel Bursary. This bursary, in commemoration of Professor Christopher Duggan, is open to all postgraduate members of ASMI, currently registered for a higher degree at a university in the United Kingdom, and to those ASMI members who have completed a PhD within two years of the deadline for application but who have no access to other sources of funding. Applicants working on any field cover by ASMI may apply for a sum of up to £500. Awards are made twice a year. The deadlines for submission are 20 January and 20 May.

Please send your application to:

The ASMI postgraduate representative is Kate Devine, Royal Holloway, University of London. If any students have suggestions for postgraduate initiatives, these can be addressed to the postgraduate representative at:


Postgraduate Summer School 2019


Previous Postgraduate Summer schools


Postgraduate Summer School 2018 (Programme)

Postgraduate Summer School 2017 

Postgraduate Summer School 2016 

Postgraduate Summer School 2015

Postgraduate Summer School 2014

Postgraduate Summer School 2013

Postgraduate Summer School 2012