About ASMI

The Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI) was founded in 1982 by Christopher Seton-Watson, to bring together individuals and organisations from the UK and abroad with teaching, research, professional or general interests in modern Italy from all disciplinary angles.

Today, ASMI’s membership is international and includes scholars and others from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds including history, political science, languages, geography, literature and anthropology.

The association is established to advance public education in the UK about Modern Italy 
the ASMI Constitution

ASMI organizes annual conferences, and sponsors other events in the UK and abroad. We also publish the journal Modern Italy. With four issues a year and international peer-reviewed articles, Modern Italy is one of the leading English-language journals of Italian studies.

Aims and Scope

The aim of ASMI is to promote the study and knowledge of Italian history, politics, culture and society from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century from whatever discipline.

In the pursuit of this aim, ASMI organizes annual conferences it also sponsors other events including conferences, seminars, lectures and exhibitions in the UK and abroad.

ASMI regularly advises UK higher educational bodies on matters relating to the teaching of Italian language and culture.